Hold on to Tribal Sovereignty: Establishing Tribal Pesticide Programs that Recognize Inherent Tribal Authority and Promote Federal/Tribal Partnerships
University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law; Government of the United States of America - Region 7 US EPA
January 4, 2012
Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 42, No. 1, p. 10057, 2012
The weak tribal/federal partnership in regulating pesticide pollution can be strengthened by building pesticide programs that recognize tribal inherent authority and enhance the opportunities for tribal members and non-members to learn about indigenous knowledge for protecting human health and the environment. A regulatory reinterpretation or congressional amendment of FIFRA that recognizes tribal inherent authority would address the issue of treating tribes as the appropriate authority for implementing FIFRA in Indian country and hopefully, the overwhelming federal role would decrease and the tribal role would increase.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 21
Keywords: Tribal, Indian, Environmental, Pesticide, sovereignty, EPA
JEL Classification: l18Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: February 25, 2011 ; Last revised: January 13, 2012
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