. Energy-Producing Tribal Nation Hopes New Interior Secretary Will Make Drilling Easier « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NPR – The Osage Nation in northeastern Oklahoma is one of about a dozen tribal nations in the U.S. that has significant oil and gas reserves. The reserves are key to the tribe’s economy, and its citizens are optimistic that newly-confirmed Interior Secretary Deb Haaland will help them continue to prosper. The seat of Osage Nation is the community of Pawhuska, home to millions of acres of tallgrass prairie. That’s where 72-year-old Julie Malone lives. She inherited her tribal oil and gas shares from her grandfather Clarence Joseph Revard. To Malone, the money produced those shares is a safety net.

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