By  Janice Schneider, Sean Krispinsky, and Stacey VanBelleghem

Navigating the regulatory requirements for leasing Tribal lands for renewable energy projects can be complex and time consuming, but it might become easier thanks to a new law, that was signed on July 30, 2012.  The Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Home Ownership (or “HEARTH”) Act of 2011, will likely create new opportunities for tribal self-governance, economic development, and renewable resource development.[1]  The HEARTH Act permits tribes to