Powers Principal Paul Moorehead recently spoke about energy and natural resource development on Indian lands in light of the Trump Administration’s energy policies at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s Indian Law event.
The program, titled “Indian Law and Natural Resources: The Basics and Beyond,” was held September 26 and 27 in Westminster, Colorado. The two-day event began with a brief overview of the basics of Indian law then moved on to more advanced topics, including mineral leasing, energy project development, finance, and environmental issues.
Paul’s presentation discussed positive changes that are occurring with the Trump Administration and the expectations for how President Trump will approach Indian Country issues, including the potential for Indian energy and natural resource development.
Paul is a principal in Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville’s Indian Tribal Governments practice. He focuses exclusively on Federal Indian law and policy, including initiatives, policies and programs that affect Indian tribal governments and Native American people.
Paul has decades of experience with Indian law, including appropriations, commercial transactions, energy and natural resources development, trust reform, environmental protection, gaming, healthcare and telemedicine, housing and infrastructure development, tribal self-governance, taxation, and Indian land and water rights settlements.