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Oil and Gas: Government Programs and Tribal Incentives

Existing government programs and tribal incentives relevant to oil and gas development, with links to detailed info.

Follow the links below to learn about existing government programs and tribal incentives relevant to oil and gas development.

DOI Division of Energy and Mineral Development

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), Division of Energy and Minerals Development (DEMD), provides engineering support, economic advice, and technical assistance to Indian landowners seeking to manage and develop their energy and mineral resources. This includes supporting tribes in developing effective energy and mineral development strategies, assisting tribes during Indian Mineral Development Act negotiations, providing technical data and interpretations for exploration and development of resources, and managing and maintaining existing Indian energy and mineral data. For more information and assistance, contact the DEMD at (303) 969-5270, review the DEMD summary, or visit the DEMD Web site.

NETL Native American Initiative

The National Energy Technology Laboratory's (NETL's) Native American Initiative seeks to stimulate economic development and increase oil and natural gas production on American Tribal lands while protecting the environment. The program supports the development and application of innovative petroleum technologies, and promotes government-to-government relationships and tribal partnerships with industry and academia—resulting in increased revenues and educational benefits for tribal members.

Oil and Gas Accountability Project

The Oil and Gas Accountability Project is the only organization in the United States with the sole mission of working with tribal, urban, and rural communities to protect their homes and the environment from the impacts of oil and gas development.

DOE Tribal Energy Program

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Tribal Energy Program promotes tribal energy sufficiency and economic growth by providing financial, technical, and educational assistance to tribes for the evaluation and development of renewable energy resources. Although the emphasis of the program is on renewable resources, the Web site includes a guide to assessing a range of energy resources and provides mineral resource reports for tribal lands in several western states.

The American Indian Environmental Office (AIEO)

The American Indian Environmental Office (AIEO) coordinates the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-wide effort to strengthen public health and environmental protection in Indian country, with a special emphasis on helping tribes administer their own environmental programs.

Denali Commission

The Denali Commission provides critical utilities, infrastructure, and economic support through interagency and private sector cooperation in Alaska. The Energy Program funds design and construction of replacement bulk fuel storage facilities.

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