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Keystone XL Pipeline

4/21/2017

article Montana Tribes Want Keystone XL Away From Their Drinking Water
(Montana) -- In Montana, the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes are working to protect their drinking water from any potential risks the Keystone XL pipeline poses.

4/20/2017

article Last stand: Nebraska farmers could derail Keystone XL pipeline
(Nebraska) -- When President Donald Trump handed TransCanada Pipeline Co. a permit for its Keystone XL pipeline last month, he said the company could now build the long-...

4/19/2017

article Montana Tribes Fight Keystone XL Pipeline, Revived by Trump
(Montana) -- Members of the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Northeast Montana are trying to negotiate with energy company TransCanada...

4/9/2017

article Nebraska law enforcement, Keystone XL pipeline foes prepare for possible protests
(Nebraska) -- When Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier crested a hill near Cannonball Creek last August, he knew he was in trouble. A group of protesters had blocked a...

4/4/2017

article Indigenous Environmental Network challenges Keystone XL permit
(Washington D.C.) -- The Indigenous Environmental Network is turning to the courts in a bid to derail the Keystone XL Pipeline. A lawsuit filed on March 27 accuses the...
article ROSS: Native Grandmothers Defend Mother Earth: Faith Spotted Eagle Kicks SERIOUS Knowledge About Keystone XL
(Washington) -- IF the human race is going to turn this world around—from a self-destructive, suicidal, selfish existence to one that is built around life and...

4/2/2017

article Bruised But Not Broken, Dakota Access Line Foes Turn to Keystone
(Washington D.C.) -- Environmentalists may have lost their months-long battle against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, but their war against the oil and natural gas...
article Native Americans file lawsuit to overturn White House's Keystone XL Pipeline permit
(Washington D.C.) -- The suit also alleges that permit violates the Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act....

4/1/2017

article Taking shape: Wide range of testimony about XL pipeline
(Nebraska) -- Testimony from landowners, labor unions and environmental groups will be heard this summer regarding the route of the Keystone XL Pipeline through Nebraska

3/31/2017

article Enviros, Tribes Sue to Block Keystone XL Pipeline
(Montana) -- Six environmental groups today sued the Trump Administration for what they allege is “illegally approving a cross-border permit” for TransCanada...
article Keystone XL: Environmental and Native Groups Sue to Halt Pipeline
(USA) -- Several environmental and Native American advocacy groups have filed two separate lawsuits against the State Department over its approval of the Keystone XL...
article Native Sun News Today: Indian Country battles Keystone XL again
(South Dakota) -- On March 23, the date the U.S. State Department granted a Presidential Permit for the previously rejected Keystone XL route, a Potawatomi philosophy Ph...

3/30/2017

article Environmental groups sue Trump administration over Keystone reversal
(USA) -- As with so many of President Trump’s other environmental decisions, the approval of Keystone XL, a 1,700-mile long pipeline rejected by the Obama...
article Native American and Environmental Groups File Lawsuit to Overturn President Trump's Keystone XL Pipeline Permit
(Washington D.C.) -- The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) and North Coast Rivers Alliance (NCRA) have filed suit in Federal District Court in Great Falls, Montana...
article Moya-Smith: A Zombie Pipeline Worth Only 35 Jobs and a Pissed, Rich GOP
(New York) -- America’s rich sounder of elected GOP swine are indeed learning what it truly feels like to fail – and to be rocked hard on the knuckles with...
article VIDEO: Daugaard conclaves with tribes on Keystone XL
(South Dakota) -- Governor Dennis Daugaard (R) has met with South Dakota tribal leaders to talk about ways of avoiding problems with potential protests against the...

3/27/2017

article 'A perilous pipeline': Indigenous groups line up against Keystone XL
(Canada) -- Indigenous groups on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border are speaking up about the Keystone XL pipeline, which has recently been given a green light by the...

3/26/2017

article Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Responds to Keystone Pipeline Permit Approval
(North Dakota) -- On Friday, President Trump announced that the State Department has issued the final permit necessary to proceed with the Keystone Pipeline. On his...
article Keystone XL approval worries northern Alberta's Fort Chipewyan Indigenous residents
(Alberta) -- Raymond Ladouceur remembers what happened to Lake Athabasca when an oil pipeline leaked nearly 30 years ago. Oil seeped into the water, creating slicks that...

3/25/2017

article Ponca Tribe Reacts to Trump Administration’s Keystone XL Pipeline Approval
(Nebraska) -- The Trump administration on Friday approved the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The approval by the U.S. State Department grants TransCanada, a...
article Trump is greenlighting the Keystone XL pipeline — but there are still key hurdles left
(Washington D.C.) -- The pipeline that refuses to die is back. On Friday morning, the Trump administration granted approval for the Keystone XL pipeline, a controversial...
article Keystone XL Foes Brace for Battle
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump’s approval of the cross-border permit that would allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be laid across the 49th Parallel...

3/24/2017

article Indian Country mounts another fight after Donald Trump approves another pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- Indian Country is preparing for another round of resistance after the Trump administration approved the Keystone XL Pipeline without consulting...
article Nurses: Keystone XL Pipeline Still Significant Threat to Public Health and Climate Change
(North Dakota) -- Nurses remain adamantly opposed to construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, and will continue to speak out and join public protests against the...
article Trump approves Keystone XL, calling it 'great day' for jobs
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump declared it a "great day for American jobs" on Friday as he formally green-lighted the Keystone XL pipeline,...

3/23/2017

article Keystone XL Pipeline to Gain State Department Approval on Monday
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. State Department will approve the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline on Monday. This comes after President Trump signed a presidential memorandum...

3/22/2017

article Activists seek to intervene in Nebraska Keystone XL review
(Nebraska) -- Activists who want to derail the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska are again mobilizing to try to make their case to a small state commission that will...

3/15/2017

article Daugaard urges calm from tribes
(South Dakota) -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard has asked nine tribal chairmen to consult with the state on possible protests to the KeystoneXL pipeline.

3/14/2017

article Native Sun News Today: Tribes resume fight against Keystone XL permit in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- As tribal plaintiffs headed to the courthouse here March 8 in their appeal against TransCanada Corps’ state permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline...

3/9/2017

article Tillerson won’t participate in Keystone review, State Department says
(Washington D.C.) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is not participating in matters related to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department said Thursday.

2/22/2017

article Fort Peck tribe to meet with TransCanada about Keystone XL Pipeline concerns
(Montana) -- TransCanada is seeking input from the Fort Peck Tribe before beginning construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline in order to avoid a situation like the one...

2/20/2017

article Montana tribes seek Keystone route change
(Montana) -- The current route of the Keystone XL Pipeline through Montana could pollute the water source of 30,000 residents if it were to break or leak, according to...

2/17/2017

article Keystone XL developer files pipeline application in Nebraska
(Nebraska) -- TransCanada just took another step toward getting its beleaguered Keystone XL pipeline back on track: the oil company filed an application Thursday with a...

1/31/2017

article Indigenous Groups Prepare to Build Spiritual Camps Along Keystone XL Route
(North Dakota) -- In response to Trump's presidential memorandum pushing the Keystone XL Pipeline forward, Indigenous environmentalists are planning to set up camps...

1/29/2017

article With more than 1,000 water crossings, 'extra large' fight possible with Keystone XL pipeline
(North Dakota) -- As its name implies, everything about the Keystone XL crude-oil pipeline could be “extra large,” including the level of outrage aimed at...

1/24/2017

press release Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- Section 1. Policy. In accordance with Executive Order 11423 of August 16, 1968, as amended, and Executive Order 13337 of April 30, 2004, the...

1/8/2017

article Pipeline fighters in documentary
(Virginia) -- Cookie Cole, her face a portrait of grief and ire, flings toward the sky a handful of creek water. Award-winning documentary filmmaker and photographer...

12/6/2016

article TransCanada website changes hint at Keystone XL pipeline revival
(Canada) -- The Keystone XL pipeline that President Barack Obama rejected over a year ago seems to be coming back to life — at least online. Calgary-based pipeline...

12/4/2016

article We want Keystone built, federal natural resources minister says
(Canada) -- WATCH: Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says the government wants to see Keystone XL built, although the ultimate decision lies with TransCanada and...

11/12/2016

article ANALYSIS: What we know about Trump and his energy policy
(Canada) -- The Keystone XL tweets started early. And then they came fast. The final ballots were still being counted when speculation began about the fate of the...

11/10/2016

article What the Trump Presidency will Look Like: Keystone XL Pipeline to Become a Reality
(Washington D.C.) -- A new pipeline battle is on the horizon for American Indian water protectors who have been staging strong resistance at Standing Rock.

11/9/2016

article Keystone XL sees opportunity in Trump
(Nebraska) -- Supporters of the Keystone XL see new life being breathed into the shelved oil pipeline project with Donald Trump in the White House. TransCanada officials...

6/25/2016

article TransCanada formally seeks NAFTA damages in Keystone XL rejection
(Calgary) -- TransCanada Corp. is formally requesting arbitration over U.S. President Barack Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, seeking $15 billion US in...

5/5/2016

article Native Communities Stand Up To Proposed Oil Pipeline: ‘This Is Keystone 3’
(USA) -- By some accounts, the Dakota Access oil pipeline seems like done deal. Iowa, the last state out of the four the pipeline would cut through to grant a permit,...

4/15/2016

article South Dakota Oil Spill Reveals Major Pipeline Problems
(South Dakota) -- When I trespassed across America in 2012 as part of my 1,700-mile hike along the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline, I fell in love with South...
article The sum of all fears: Keystone pipeline leaks
(South Dakota) -- For years those opposed to the expansion of the Keystone XL Pipeline have warned of the inherent risks of its construction. These inherent dangers...

1/31/2016

article In Canada, Justin Trudeau takes pipelines in a new direction
(Canada) -- It's getting harder to build an oil pipeline in Canada. In 2013, when TransCanada Corp. proposed a cross-country pipeline that would be among the longest...

1/15/2016

article Lakota Country Times: Activists ready to keep fighting Keystone
(South Dakota) -- On Tuesday, January 5, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission determined that a certification request filed by the oil giant Transcanada to...

1/14/2016

article TransCanada to Lakota pipeline opponents: ‘We’re back!’
(South Dakota) -- No sooner had tribal and other land-based people decried South Dakota’s Jan. 5 permit renewal for TransCanada Corp.’s now defunct Keystone...

1/6/2016

article Keystone XL rejection leads TransCanada to sue Obama administration
(Washington D.C.) -- TransCanada has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration and plans to file a claim under the North American Free Trade Agreement over the U....
article Tribal activists remain on alert after Keystone permit resurfaces in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- The death of the Keystone XL Pipeline was one of the biggest stories in Indian Country in 2015 but tribal activists are still worried that their...

11/29/2015

article Activist to speak at Fredonia about the Keystone Pipeline
(New York) -- Internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) will speak at the State University of New York at Fredonia on Wednesday,...

11/23/2015

article Northern Great Plains people key in defeating Keystone XL Pipeline proposal
(South Dakota) -- In 2008, the U.S. State Department granted the TransCanada Corp. permission to build its Keystone 1 Pipeline across the Canadian border into the United...

11/21/2015

article Vi Waln: Thank tribal activists for defeating Keystone XL permit
(South Dakota) -- Wopila to President Obama for denying the permit which would have granted TransCanada permission to construct their Keystone XL pipeline through our...

11/12/2015

article MYERS: Keystone's Not Dead: Don't Relax!
(Minnesota) -- Environmentalists, Indigenous folks and others were overjoyed to hear that President Obama has cancelled the Keystone XL Pipeline.
article Native Sun News: Opponents celebrate halt to Keystone XL
(South Dakota) -- The Nov. 6 White House announcement denying the Keystone XL Pipeline a Presidential Permit to carry tar-sands crude oil from TransCanada Corp. into the...
article Rosebud Tribe to Celebrate Keystone XL Rejection by President Obama
(South Dakota) -- The Rosebud Tribe announced it will host a Keystone XL pipeline Rejection Victory Celebration beginning Friday. The celebration is entitled “...

11/7/2015

article Tribal, Grassroots, & Treaty Leaders Respond to President Obama Rejecting Keystone XL Pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- Yesterday’s announcement by President Barack Obama that he was rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline cross-border application filed by...
article Obama rejects Keystone XL project, citing U.S. climate leadership
(Washington D.C.) -- President Obama announced Friday that his administration will not issue a permit for construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, arguing...
article Keystone XL rejection puts pressure on Energy East pipeline approval
(Canada) -- The White House’s rejection of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline increases the need for approval of the energy firm’s Energy East project...

11/6/2015

article AP sources: Obama administration nixes Keystone XL pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- The Obama administration has rejected Canadian energy giant TransCanada's application to build the Keystone XL pipeline. That's according to...
article Obama Expected to Reject Construction of Keystone XL Oil Pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- President Obama is expected on Friday to announce he has rejected the request from a Canadian company to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ending...
article Native American Spirit Camp Reacts to Obama's Keystone Pipeline Decision
(USA) -- As President Barack Obama announced a formal rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline this morning, Leota Eastman Iron Cloud stood in Alaska, crying. For nearly...
article Obama rejects Keystone XL
(Nebraska) -- Susan and Bill Dunavan spent Friday morning listening to the sound of chainsaws ripping through wood. When she went inside their York County home for a...
article The inside story of how the Keystone fight was won
(Washington D.C.) -- Everyone is talking about President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline proposal, but he’s not actually the hero of the...
article NORRELL: Native Americans Surge: Oak Flat Lives as Keystone XL Dies
(Washington D.C.) -- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a bill into the Senate on Thursday to undo the assault on Apaches ceremonial grounds of Oak Flat. The assault...
article Citing Climate Change, Obama Rejects Construction of Keystone XL Oil Pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- President Obama announced on Friday that he had rejected the request from a Canadian company to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ending a seven-...

11/4/2015

article Obama won't delay decision on Keystone XL Pipeline permit
(Washington D.C.) -- President Barack Obama won't suspend review of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, the White House said on Tuesday.

11/3/2015

article Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to TransCanada Request for State Dept to “Suspend” KXL Application
(Illinois) -- Yesterday, TransCanada corporation requested that the State Department pause its review of its tar sands Keystone XL pipeline, citing the uncertain status...
article Keystone XL: Indigenous Opponents Call for Rejection Despite TransCanada Halt Request
(USA) -- Indigenous environmental leaders opposing TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline said that the company’s request for the U.S. government to...
article Obama prepared to reject controversial Keystone XL Pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- President Barack Obama is planning to reject a permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline, according to news reports, but the company behind the...

10/20/2015

article Landowners fill courtroom, urge judge to keep their legal battle against Keystone XL pipeline alive
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska landowners fought Monday to keep alive their three-year legal battle to strike down a state law once used to approve the route for the Keystone XL...

9/23/2015

article Hillary Clinton Opposes Keystone XL Pipeline
(Iowa) -- Speaking at a town hall in Des Moines, Iowa, Hillary Clinton, who is running for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination has come out opposing the...

9/22/2015

article Clinton comes out against Keystone XL pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton came out Tuesday against the Keystone XL oil pipeline, arguing the debate over its construction...
article Hillary Clinton says she opposes Keystone pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton declared opposition to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, ending a long and...

8/13/2015

article Keystone XL Opponents Quiz TransCanada About Man Camps
(South Dakota) -- As hearings wound down last week on whether the South Dakota Public Utility Commission (PUC) should re-certify the application by TransCanada to run...
article Native Sun News: Tribes cite treaties in bid to halt Keystone XL
(South Dakota) -- While the world waited for South Dakota’s pivotal decision on TransCanada Corp.’s application to renew its Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil...
article TransCanada's Self-Inflicted, Possibly Fatal Keystone XL Blunder
(South Dakota) -- What might have been a sleepy mid-summer South Dakota pipeline permitting process turned into a major headache for TransCanada and supporters of the...

8/12/2015

article Both sides brace as decision on Keystone XL pipeline nears
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal permit decision on TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline could come any time, based on a spate of recent reports. The Canadian...

8/11/2015

article Native Sun News: South Dakota tribes slam Keystone XL permit
(South Dakota) -- TransCanada Corp. cannot meet the socio-economic conditions necessary for building the proposed Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline through Lakota...

8/9/2015

article Sioux Nation Draws Battle Lines Over Pipeline Route
(South Dakota) -- TransCanada Corp. cannot meet the socio-economic conditions necessary for building the proposed Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline through Lakota...

8/6/2015

article If Keystone XL permit is rejected, TransCanada might sue U.S. for $2.4 billion it's already spent
(Canada) -- A Canadian corporation seeking to build the Keystone XL pipeline says it has already spent $2.4 billion without having laid a foot of pipe. If President...

8/5/2015

article SRST Witness Says KXL Threatens Tribes’ Free Use Of Water
(South Dakota) -- The water resource director for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says the Keystone XL pipeline project potentially threatens water supplies for his...

7/30/2015

article Keystone XL pipeline: Alberta will not lobby U.S.
(Canada) -- Amid talk U.S. President Obama is about to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, Alberta Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd says the provincial government will not...
article Obama plans to reject Keystone XL, N.D. senator says
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Sen. John Hoeven said Wednesday he’s been told by sources that President Barack Obama plans to reject the Keystone XL pipeline after...

7/28/2015

article Opposing sides face off at Keystone XL pipeline hearing
(South Dakota) -- Opposing sides in the debate over the Keystone XL oil pipeline faced off on Monday in front of the state regulatory panel that is considering for the...

7/27/2015

article Keystone XL Pipeline Hearing Before State Regulators Begins
(South Dakota) -- The Public Utilities Commission is considering whether to approve for the second time in just over five years construction of the South Dakota portion...

7/26/2015

article YOURS: TransCanada sensitive to tribal concerns
(South Dakota) -- I’ve been told many times by South Dakota tribal members after touring a workforce camp or a TransCanada Keystone pump station that “the...

7/25/2015

article BLOG: TransCanada’s Pipe Dream- Our Worst Nightmare
(South Dakota) -- Documents have surfaced showing a frightening level of ruthlessness and manipulation by the Transcanada Corporation – the builders of the...
article Keystone XL: Horse Riders From the Four Directions Join in Protest in Pierre, SD
(South Dakota) -- Indigenous voices may have been largely quelched in the hearing room, but they will be vociferous outside it when evidentiary proceedings begin on July...

7/22/2015

article Trump invested $250,000 in company behind controversial Keystone XL pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump invested $250,000 in the holding company that wants to build the controversial Keystone XL tar sands...

7/20/2015

article Native Sun News: Tribes denied voice in Keystone hearings
(South Dakota) -- At the South Dakota State Capitol on July 6, tribal leaders and allies demanded more input on TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil...

7/18/2015

article TransCanada pumps hundreds of thousands into S.D. ad campaign
(South Dakota) -- The company behind the Keystone XL pipeline is spending thousands to shift opinions of South Dakotans about the controversial oil delivery system that...

7/8/2015

article Lakota Country Times: Activists gear up for Keystone XL hearings
(South Dakota) -- According to tribal advocates who oppose tar sands development, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) did not consider aboriginal title in...

7/7/2015

article Hearing on Keystone pipeline plan nearly irrelevant
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission held a public hearing Monday night on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would run through the state...
article South Dakotans sound off on Keystone XL Pipeline
(South Dakota) -- The Keystone XL Pipeline was front and center Monday evening as supporters and opponents of the project pleaded their cases in front of the South...

7/6/2015

article South Dakota regulators holding hearing on Keystone XL pipeline
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has slated a public hearing on the Keystone XL pipeline project. KCCR radio reports the hearing is set for...

6/23/2015

article South Dakota PUC sets July public meeting date on Keystone XL pipeline
(South Dakota) -- The state Public Utilities Commission is holding a meeting for the public to provide input to the regulatory board on the portion of the Keystone XL...

6/18/2015

article Tribes Incensed at Being Closed Out of Upcoming Keystone XL Hearings in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has ruled against allowing tribal input at a hearing at the end of July that will determine whether...

6/8/2015

article How one Native American tribe is resisting the Keystone XL pipeline
(South Dakota) -- The Dakotan sky is starting to blacken: “Something bad is coming this way; that wind came out of nowhere; something’s wrong, something...

6/1/2015

article BLOG: Across the Americas, indigenous peoples protest fossil fuel and mining incursions on native lands
(USA) -- Chances are you've heard of the Keystone XL pipeline bill that President Obama vetoed in February — which would have authorized TransCanada to lay an...

5/21/2015

article The Human Cost of Keystone XL
(North Dakota) -- In a Montana Greyhound station, Annita Lucchesi, a 24-year-old Southern Cheyenne woman, noticed an entire wall filled with photos of missing women....

5/15/2015

article Blanket given to President Obama carries a hidden message
(South Dakota) -- A star blanket presented to President Barack Obama during his visit to South Dakota last week carries a hidden message.

5/14/2015

article Native Sun News: Keystone protesters greet President Obama
(South Dakota) -- When President Barack Obama completed his agenda for visiting all 50 states of the union with a stop in South Dakota on May 8, Native Americans and...

5/10/2015

article Lakota Sioux Tribe Invokes "Bad Men" Treaty Clause Over Keystone Pipeline
(South Dakota) -- Lower Brule, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, South Dakota - The Oceti Sakowin, or Great Sioux Nation as it known in English, pressed on in its fight...

5/7/2015

article The Keystone Pipeline Just Lost Big in a Shocking Canadian Election
(Alberta) -- American environmentalists are frustrated that our adorable neighbor to the north is surprisingly retrograde on climate change. The reason is that Canada...

5/5/2015

article Grass-Roots Push in the Plains to Block the Keystone Pipeline’s Path
(South Dakota) -- In early 2010, the South Dakota government gave its blessing to a Canadian company seeking to move crude oil in a pipeline beneath the American...
article Native Sun News: Tribes keep up fight against Keystone XL plan
(South Dakota) -- An elder at Red Shirt Table had a vision one day of a prayer ride on horseback to honor the water in Lakota territory, and now Jake Yellow Horse’...

4/30/2015

article Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Invokes “Bad Man” Treaty Clause Against TransCanada to Block Keystone XL
(South Dakota) -- The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe announced on April 29, 2015 that it has formally invoked the “Bad Man” clause of its 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty...

4/27/2015

article S. Dakota Public Utilities Commission Grants Motion to Delay Keystone XL Hearing
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) said on Monday, April 27 that it has granted intervenors’ motion for a continuance, which will...

4/25/2015

article Keystone XL Pipeline Certification Public Input Session Scheduled for May 4
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission will hold a public input session on Monday, May 4, 2015, to hear comments about the construction permit...

4/21/2015

article Native Sun News: Tensions rise over Keystone XL proceedings
(South Dakota) -- After the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) denied motions by the Yankton Sioux and the Standing Rock Sioux tribes on TransCanada Corp....

4/16/2015

article Extensive Public Utilities Commission Hearing Upholds Tribe’s Status
(South Dakota) -- Following a lengthy hearing this week, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission upheld the Yankton Sioux Tribe’s intervener status in...

4/14/2015

article Tribes say no to Keystone
(Washington D.C.) -- Native Americans are pressuring the Obama administration to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, warning the project could infringe on their water...

3/28/2015

article BLOG: Despite Presidential Veto of the KXL Pipeline Bill, Tar Sands Crude Crosses the Border; Battle for Mother Earth Goes West
(South Dakota) -- On February 24th, President Obama followed through with his promise to veto a congressional bill, the Hoeven-Manchin bill S-1, that would have approved...

3/20/2015

article Congressman: The Keystone XL Pipeline Is Worth Building Even If It Only Creates One Job
(USA) -- Republicans frequently frame their support for the Keystone XL pipeline as a jobs-creation initiative. “The nearly six-year delay in approving Keystone is...

3/16/2015

article T. Boone Pickens apologizes to Canadians for Keystone
(Calgary) -- T. Boone Pickens wants Canadians to know Americans are sorry for the long delays on the road to building the Keystone XL Pipeline. "To my friends in...

3/10/2015

article “Extraordinarily dirty”: Watch Obama deliver his harshest anti-Keystone assessment yet
(Washington D.C.) -- President Obama, in vetoing a bill that would have fast-tracked approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, has ensured that the final decision about...

3/4/2015

article U.S. Senate fails to override Obama’s veto of Keystone XL bill
(Washington D.C.) -- Keystone XL backers failed Wednesday in effort to override President Barack Obama’s veto of Congress’s attempt to approve the...

3/2/2015

article Buffett would have OK'd Keystone XL pipeline, expects Clinton will be next president
(Nebraska) -- Warren Buffett said Monday he would have voted to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which crosses his home state of Nebraska, to help Canada use its...

2/27/2015

article BLOG: Despite Presidential Veto of the KXL Pipeline Bill, Tar Sands Crude Crosses the Border; Battle for Mother Earth Goes West
(South Dakota) -- On February 24th, President Obama followed through with his promise to veto a congressional bill, the Hoeven-Manchin bill S-1, that would have approved...

2/26/2015

article The Keystone pipeline debate is missing a huge human cost: Indigenous rights
(USA) -- On Feb. 24, president Obama vetoed a congressional bill that would have approved the Keystone XL pipeline expansion. Although the debate surrounding the project...

2/25/2015

article Crude Awakening: How the Keystone Veto Dashes Canada's 'Superpower' Dreams
(USA) -- Barack Obama's veto of Keystone XL has placed the export pipeline for Canadian tar-sands crude on its deathbed. Earlier in February, the Environmental...
article President Obama True to His Word: Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- Following up on his vow to veto the Keystone XL pipeline legislation, President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed the Congressional action.
article President Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill, Invoking Integrity of Review Process
(Washington D.C.) -- As promised, President Barack Obama on February 24 vetoed legislation that would have forced the Keystone XL pipeline through by eliminating the...
press release Indigenous Environmental Network Response to Presidential Veto of Keystone XL Bill
(Minnesota) -- In response to President Obama’s veto of the Congressional Bill to overstep the federal review of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, Tom Goldtooth...
article Too Many Broken Pipelines: Fort Peck Reservation Passes Resolution Opposing Keystone XL Through Montana
(Montana) -- The Sioux and Assiniboine tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation have passed a resolution opposing the Keystone XL pipeline, the first reservation in Montana...

2/24/2015

article Obama intends to quietly kill off Keystone XL bill, White House confirms
(Washington D.C.) -- President Barack Obama is about to make good on his oft-stated threat to veto legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline, a spokesman announced...
article Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- President Obama on Tuesday vetoed a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, rejecting an effort by Republicans and some...

2/19/2015

article Native American tribes unite to fight the Keystone pipeline and government 'disrespect'
(Washington D.C.) -- The Keystone XL pipeline may have divided advocates and lawmakers in Washington, but the controversial project has also united a wide group of...

2/15/2015

article Native Americans fight to keep pipeline off their land
(Pennsylvania) -- Chief Carlos Whitewolf beat a small hand drum and sang a Native American prayer for Mother Earth in the cold January air in Hershey. Many of the 50 or...

2/14/2015

article Fate of Keystone pipeline now up to Obama
(Washington D.C.) -- The future of the Keystone XL pipeline is in the hands of the White House, with few options left for congressional supporters to move the project...

2/13/2015

article Judge grants temporary injunction to stop some Keystone XL condemnation cases
(Nebraska) -- The men and women, many sporting the rural uniform of blue jeans, Carhartt Jackets and sensible haircuts, filled six rows of wooden benches and a few...
article Keystone XL: Lawsuit halts TransCanada land acquisitions
(Nebraska) -- A Nebraska judge has halted condemnation of private land for the Keystone XL pipeline, while new legal challenges to the project make their way through the...
article Native Sun News: 'Moccasins on the Ground' against Keystone
(South Dakota) -- In the wake of a U.S. EPA letter raising concerns over the environmental risks of the proposed Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline, resisters...

2/12/2015

article House Passes Keystone Bill Despite Obama’s Opposition
(Washington D.C.) -- The House on Wednesday passed a bill approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a confrontation with President Obama, who...
article Keystone XL bill passes House
(Washington D.C.) -- Policymakers have debated the merits of the Keystone XL pipeline for six years now, despite the fact that the project remains largely symbolic with...

2/11/2015

article House Passes Bill Approving Keystone Pipeline, Sending Measure To Obama
(Washington D.C.) -- The Republican-controlled Congress has cleared a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. That sets up a confrontation with...
press release No Keystone XL Pipeline Will Cross Lakota Lands
(South Dakota) -- The following joint statement comes from: Honor the Earth, the Oglala Sioux Nation, Owe Aku, and Protect the Sacred. “The Oglala Lakota Nation...

2/7/2015

article Marcellus Life: A Native American protest to stop a PA pipeline
(Pennsylvania) -- Chief Carlos Whitewolf beat a small hand drum and sang a Native American prayer for Mother Earth in the cold January air in Hershey, Pa.

2/4/2015

article E.P.A. Says Pipeline Could Spur Emissions
(Washington D.C.) -- An Environmental Protection Agency review of the Keystone XL pipeline emphasized that the recent drop in global oil prices might mean that...
article EPA: Cheap oil weakens the case for the Keystone XL pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- Plummeting oil prices have undermined one of the primary arguments for building the Keystone XL pipeline, the Environmental Protection Agency has...
article EPA: Keystone XL’s climate impacts need to be revisited
(Washington D.C.) -- With the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to “revisit” how much of a toll the...

2/3/2015

article EPA: Keystone XL would absolutely contribute to climate change
(Washington D.C.) -- The Keystone XL pipeline would lead to a “significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions,” the EPA said in comments released Tuesday.

2/1/2015

article Roll Call: How US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Members Voted on Keystone Legislation
(Washington D.C.) -- On Thursday afternoon the United States Senate voted on legislation to approve the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline by a vote of 63 yea votes to 36 nay...

1/31/2015

article Your Turn: Sandpiper delay hurts families, communities
(Minnesota) -- It has all the hallmarks of the Keystone XL Pipeline controversy, except it’s in Minnesota, and the national media doesn’t seem to care.

1/30/2015

article 'Turning Back on American People,' US Senate Votes to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- Marking a major—and likely symbolic—victory for Republicans on Capitol Hill, the U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to approve the Keystone...
article US Senate Approves Keystone XL Pipeline Legislation
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Senate voted to approve the Keystone XL pipeline legislation with a 62-36 vote on Thursday afternoon. Nine Democrats voted in favor the...

1/29/2015

article Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto...

1/28/2015

article Native Sun News: Native youth take stand against Keystone bid
(South Dakota) -- Students from the Todd County Alternative High School are standing proud in protest against the KXL pipeline at the intersection of Highways 18 and 83...
article Native Sun News: Tribes ask Obama to deny Keystone XL permit
(South Dakota) -- The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Association on Jan. 14 urged U.S. President Barack Obama to veto any legislation in favor of TransCanada Corp...

1/25/2015

article KEELER: The Sacred Pipes Will Defeat the Keystone Pipeline
(Oregon) -- This is the speech I wished I'd given on January 13th at a Keystone XL vigil held here in Portland, Oregon—things I wanted to say to President...

1/23/2015

article Native Americans and Supporters Fight Keystone XL Pipeline With Spirit Camp
(South Dakota) -- If you head south on route 183 in central South Dakota, you'll see sprawling farmland all around you. Bald eagles, some as tall as children, will...

1/20/2015

article TransCanada files eminent domain petitions against holdout landowners opposing Keystone XL pipeline
(Nebraska) -- The Canadian company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline filed legal action Tuesday against the holdout landowners in an effort to secure the...

1/16/2015

article BLOG: Massive Demonstrations Across Turtle Island Call on Obama to Reject Keystone XL Permit
(South Dakota) -- On Tuesday January 13th, thousands of people took to the streets to demand President Obama formally reject TransCanada’s application to permit...
article Editorial: Return the Keystone XL issue to reality
(Washington D.C.) -- YOU MIGHT have guessed that the first major policy effort from a new Republican Congress promising adult leadership would address an issue of high...
article Native Sun News: Tribes continue fight against Keystone Pipeline
(South Dakota) -- Native American and other interveners in South Dakota’s process for TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL Pipeline permit in the Great Sioux...
press release Tribal Nations Ask President Obama to Reject KXL, Request Emergency Meeting with Dept of Interior
(South Dakota) -- The Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association (GPTCA) Chairman and President of Oglala Sioux Tribe, John Steele sent an official letter...
article Tribes In Three States Ask Obama Administration To Reject Keystone XL
(Washington D.C.) -- An association representing 16 American Indian tribes in three states along the Keystone XL pipeline route sent a letter to President Barack Obama...

1/15/2015

article ADAMS: Natives Thank Obama for Veto Promise on Keystone XL Pipeline
(South Dakota) -- With the new Senate taking their seats in Washington, and the House voting to put through the pipeline for the tenth time, Natives across America find...
article CORR: Keystone XL Pipeline: Now is Time to Keep Promises to Great Sioux Nation
(South Dakota) -- A funny thing happened on the way to the Fort Laramie Treaty meeting in 1868; the Europeans walked in hoping and asking, and then they walked out with...

1/13/2015

article Activists gather to protest Keystone pipeline, tar sands oil extraction
(North Dakota) -- Fargo and Minneapolis protesters, in tandem with activists across the country, rallied Tuesday against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Eight of the...
article Pipeline foes turn attention to cleanup in fight over Keystone XL
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska has a law dictating how oil pipeline routes are approved, but not regulating how they are abandoned. Omaha attorney Dave Domina, who argued the...

1/12/2015

article Lawyers say Supreme Court ruling leaves 'cloud of uncertainty' over Keystone XL pipeline
(Nebraska) -- Lawyers for Nebraska landowners who unsuccessfully challenged the Keystone XL pipeline kept their legal options close to the vest Monday, saying the next...
article U.S. Senate takes up Keystone XL bill as showdown with Obama looms
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate will start debate on Monday on a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline as Republicans, who have made the project their first...

1/10/2015

article GOP-controlled House votes to approve Keystone pipeline despite veto threat
(Washington D.C.) -- For four years, Republicans in Congress have been accused of obstructing President Obama’s agenda. Now, with the House and Senate under their...
article House Approves Keystone XL Bill Again, Setting Up Showdown With White House
(Washington D.C.) -- The House voted Friday to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, setting the stage for a Senate vote next week and a face-off with the White House over...

1/9/2015

article Court upholds law used to route Keystone XL
(Nebraska) -- The Keystone XL pipeline has a valid route through Nebraska. The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday cleared a potential clog in the path of the proposed...
article House Vote and Nebraska Ruling Raise Pressure on Obama Over Pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- President Obama came under new pressure on Friday to make a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline as the Nebraska Supreme Court cleared the way for...
article Nebraska court removes a major obstacle to Keystone XL pipeline
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska supreme court let stand a statute clearing the way for the Keystone XL pipeline construction in the state, removing an obstacle that President...
article Column: The GOP’s latest job-creation lie: Stunning hypocrisy in the Keystone Pipeline crusade
(USA) -- The 114th Congress has gotten off to a ridiculous start, with a massive effort on the part of the new Republican majority to push through a project with no...
article Experts Say That Battle on Keystone Pipeline Is Over Politics, Not Facts
(Washington D.C.) -- In 2009, the Obama administration approved a 986-mile pipeline to bring 400,000 barrels of oil sands petroleum a day from western Canada to the...

1/8/2015

article Senate committee goes ahead with meeting on Keystone XL bill
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is expected to pass a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline at a business meeting...
article Yankton Sioux Continues its Stand Against KXL
(South Dakota) -- Despite the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission’s motion to deny the Yankton Sioux Tribe’s Motion to Dismiss TransCanada’s...

1/6/2015

article Obama would veto Keystone bill, White House says
(Washington D.C.) -- The White House says U.S. President Barack Obama would veto any legislation that tries to fast-track the Keystone XL project even as Republican...

1/5/2015

article FACT CHECKER: Will Keystone XL pipeline create 42,000 ‘new’ jobs?
(Washington D.C.) -- Senate Republicans soon plan to bring a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline as one of the first acts of their new majority status, and once again we...
article New Senate Republican majority plans quick vote on Keystone legislation
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate, in Republican control for the first time since 2006, is scheduling votes shortly after members are sworn in Tuesday on stalled...
article Tribes, activists protest Keystone permit in SD
(Washington D.C.) -- A coalition of landowners, tribal leaders, and activists are protesting the Keystone XL oil pipeline's route through South Dakota this week. The...
article ‘Death warrant to our environment & people’: Native Americans say no to Keystone XL
(Washington D.C.) -- Dozens of Native Americans have descended on Washington DC on the first weekend of 2015 to stage a protest in front of the White House against the...

1/4/2015

article GOP prepares Keystone blitz
(Washington D.C.) -- Republicans are putting the Keystone XL pipeline at the top of the agenda as they seek to move a stack of legislation to President Obama’s...
article OP/ED: Keystone Pipeline; ‘Let it Go’
(Washington D.C.) -- Controversy is synonymous with America; and that’s a good thing. Good governments weigh the pros and cons of important issues and find middle...
article Schumer predicts Democrats could sustain Keystone veto
(Washington D.C.) -- The third-ranking Senate Democrat predicted Sunday that his caucus could sustain a presidential veto of a bill to authorize construction of the...

1/3/2015

article Native Americans Call on Obama to Block Keystone Pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- Over one hundred protesters braved the rain to gather at the White House on Saturday to participate in a Native American-led rally against the...
article ‘Death warrant to our environment & people’: Native Americans say no to Keystone XL
(Washington D.C.) -- Dozens of Native Americans have descended on Washington DC on the first weekend of 2015 to stage a protest in front of the White House against the...
article Murkowski Schedules Keystone XL Bill Markup Meeting
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate Committee on Energy and Resources will hold a business meeting on Thursday, January 8, to markup an original bill to approve the Keystone...
article OP/ED: Why it is Time to Reject the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would carry some of the world's dirtiest oil from under Canada's Boreal forests to the Gulf Coast for...

1/1/2015

article “NO to KXL” Rally Set for Outside the White House for Saturday
(Washington D.C.) -- Hundreds of American Indians and others will protest outside the White House on Saturday, January 3, 2015 to oppose the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline.

12/16/2014

article Keystone first item on GOP Senate agenda
(Washington D.C.) -- Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) announced Tuesday that he will move the Keystone XL pipeline as the first order of business in the...

12/15/2014

article Keystone XL pipeline may no longer make economic sense, experts say
(Washington D.C.) -- Amid the shouting on Capitol Hill, the wads of campaign cash and the activist careers shaped around the Keystone XL pipeline, the project at the...

12/11/2014

article TransCanada considers eminent domain
(Nebraska) -- TransCanada is warning Nebraska landowners who refuse to sign right-of-way contracts for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline that the company plans to...
article Tribes challenge permit for Keystone XL Pipeline in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- Tribes and tribal activists in South Dakota are challenging a permit for the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. TransCanada received a conditional...

12/10/2014

article Both sides appeased by limits on SD Keystone case
(Washington D.C.) -- South Dakota regulators agreed Tuesday to limit the scope of information opponents could receive in a case about the Keystone XL oil pipeline from...

12/8/2014

article U.S. cabinet member cites new concern in Keystone XL decision: aboriginal rights
(Washington D.C.) -- From within the Obama cabinet, there's a new argument being made against the Keystone XL pipeline — and this one involves aboriginal...

12/7/2014

article No KXL Dakota Prepares for SD PUC Dec. 9 Hearing
(South Dakota) -- Tribal members and leaders, farmers, landowners, concerned citizens, as well as a cadre of attorneys, are all headed to Pierre, South Dakota next...

12/6/2014

article ‘They Know Their Lands Better Than We Do’: Sally Jewell on Tribal Keystone XL Opposition
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell invoked not only tribal sovereignty but also environmental expertise when she spoke to MSNBC’s...

12/4/2014

article Native Sun News: Crow Creek Sioux man upsets Senate with song
(Washington D.C.) -- In the wake of a recent Native American coup in Congress over the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline proposal, South Dakota Sen. John Thune...
article Keystone XL pipeline faces aboriginal opposition
(Washington D.C.) -- From within the Obama cabinet, there’s a new argument being made against the Keystone XL pipeline — and this one involves aboriginal...

12/3/2014

article The Keystone XL Pipeline Project Is Almost Certainly Dead
(Washington D.C.) -- The Keystone XL Pipeline project is almost certainly dead. No, not because a bill that would have finally given the go-ahead to begin construction...

11/30/2014

article Snake eyes: Tester betrayed Indian Country with his Keystone vote
(Montana) -- Last week, following a vote in the U.S. House that the Rosebud Sioux Tribe described as "an act of war," the Senate failed to authorize...

11/27/2014

article This Native American activist was kicked out of the Senate for singing thanks
(Washington D.C.) -- You might have seen the video last week: the one where Sen. Elizabeth Warren declares that the effort to push the Keystone XL pipeline through the...

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