Appeals Board Reverses BIA’s Cancellation Of Lease Between Tribe, Landfill Firm

Mealey's (November 3, 2015, 2:11 PM EST) -- ARLINGTON, Va. — A Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) official erred when she canceled a lease agreement a California Native American tribe has with a landfill company to develop and operate a solid waste management facility on tribal land because the lease and the record do not support terminating the lease, the Interior Board of Indian Appeals ruled Oct. 29 (Cortina Integrated Waste Management, Inc. v. Pacific Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, No. IBIA 14-002, Interior Board Indian App.).

(Order available. Document #96-151106-024R.)

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