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Indigenous, Indian, and Aboriginal Law

Indian Law

2010

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Golden Gate University Law Review

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Inherent Tribal Sovereignty And The Clean Water Act: The Effect Of Tribal Water Quality Standards On Non-Indian Lands Located Both Within And Outside Reservation Boundaries, Andrea K. Leisy Sep 2010

Inherent Tribal Sovereignty And The Clean Water Act: The Effect Of Tribal Water Quality Standards On Non-Indian Lands Located Both Within And Outside Reservation Boundaries, Andrea K. Leisy

Golden Gate University Law Review

This Comment briefly describes the background of federal Indian law in the United States, including the jurisdictional disputes between federal, state, and tribal interests. Part II also describes the EPA's Indian Policy to further illustrate the legal doctrines and policies that help shape current judicial opinions. Part III examines Albuquerque v. Browner, in which the Tenth Circuit upheld the EPA's approval of water quality standards for the Pueblo of Isleta, an Indian tribe whose reservation is located downstream from Albuquerque's wastewater treatment plant on the Rio Grande River. This section illustrates the EPA's proper interpretation of the CWA, within the …