THE OKLAHOMAN: Ponca ambassador calls for tribes to unite and oppose Oklahoma’s environmental oversight request

A tribal leader is calling for Oklahoma’s Native Americans to unite as the federal government ponders the future of key environmental regulatory activities in Oklahoma’s Indian Country.

In July, Oklahoma asked the EPA to grant it the authority to continue regulating key environmental issues across areas of the state designated as Indian Territory before statehood. The federal agency is currently consulting with the tribes and taking comment on the state’s request.

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