Indian nations sit on top of $1.5T in coal resources. The EPA and BIA has made it virtually impossible for these nations to develop their coal wealth. According to Crow Nation tribal chairman Darrin Old Coyote, “The war on coal is a war on our families and children.” They have 9B tons of ‘clean coal’ that could be shipped to power generating plants anywhere. Good luck with that. Even in the Bakken of North Dakota, tribes have to go through 49 approval steps via the BIA to drill for plentiful crude, while across the state drillers have only four steps to begin exploration.