Wednesday, January 24, 2024 – In the rush to build green energy, tribes sometimes lose

There’s a driving demand for more renewable energy projects such as wind and solar. In the rush to build, important cultural resources are threatened. The news outlet ProPublica wrote about an instance in Washington state where an archaeological survey paid for by the wind developers failed to list potential cultural sites that were obvious to state regulators. Tribes in Arizona are at odds with a solar project that would put a power transmission line across traditional cultural places. We’ll look at the intersection of sustainable energy and sacred and important sites.