Hold on to Tribal Sovereignty: Establishing Tribal Pesticide Programs that Recognize Inherent Tribal Authority and Promote Federal/Tribal Partnerships

21 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2011 Last revised: 30 Sep 2013

Jane Kloeckner

University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law; Government of the United States of America - Region 7 US EPA

Date Written: January 4, 2012

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Tribal, Indian, Environmental, Pesticide, sovereignty, EPA

JEL Classification: l18

Suggested Citation

Kloeckner, Jane, Hold on to Tribal Sovereignty: Establishing Tribal Pesticide Programs that Recognize Inherent Tribal Authority and Promote Federal/Tribal Partnerships (January 4, 2012). Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 42, No. 1, p. 10057, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1768410 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1768410

Jane Kloeckner (Contact Author)

University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law ( email )

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Government of the United States of America - Region 7 US EPA ( email )

EPA Region 7
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Lenexa, KS 66219
United States

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