Using Renewable Energy to Increase Tribal Sovereignty: A Feasibility Study for a Biomass Energy Plant on the Cocopah Reservation

@inproceedings{DSouza2018UsingRE,
  title={Using Renewable Energy to Increase Tribal Sovereignty: A Feasibility Study for a Biomass Energy Plant on the Cocopah Reservation},
  author={Lauren Katrina D'Souza},
  year={2018}
}
Native American reservations in the United States are often located on mineral-rich lands, making them a target for fossil fuel development in already socioeconomically disadvantaged areas. As environmentally damaging as they are, coal and oil industries can bring invaluable jobs and money to isolated reservations, causing tribes to rely on fossil fuels for mere economic survival. In these instances of corporations or the federal government exploiting Native American labor and land, tribes lose… CONTINUE READING