mineral mismanagement http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Wind River Tribes might head back to court over mineral mismanagement http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wind-river-tribes-might-head-back-court-over-mineral-mismanagement <p><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wpr/openspaces.mediaplayer?STATION_NAME=wpr&amp;MEDIA_ID=999897&amp;MEDIA_EXTENSION=mp3&amp;MODULE=openspaces "><strong>Listen to the Story</strong></a></p><p>In the class action lawsuit Cobell vs. Salazar, plaintiff Elouise Cobell accused the Federal Government of mismanaging nearly 150-billion dollars in royalties owed to Indian landowners due to the loss and destruction of records. The government agreed to a $3.4 billion dollar settlement – and government data estimates there are up to 8,000 possible beneficiaries here in Wyoming.</p> Sat, 14 Jan 2012 00:02:04 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 18087 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net