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If there are anti-Keystone XL protests, South Dakota counties will be on front line

Some of South Dakota's county government officials have been privately meeting with state government officials to discuss ways they can be ready, in case protests turn violent in their areas against the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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7/9/2020

article Keystone XL stalls—again—along with other pipeline projects
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge has rejected a move by the operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline to delay its ordered shutdown during the legal appeal process. U.S....

7/8/2020

article U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Keystone XL Permit
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on July 6 upheld a stay on parts of construction for the 1,200-mile Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, which broke ground in...

6/26/2020

article Tribal lawsuit adds to Keystone XL hurdles as feds await Supreme Court consideration
(Montana) -- The Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of northeast Montana have filed the latest lawsuit against the federal government opposing construction of the...

6/1/2020

article Montana tribes sue to stop nearby Keystone pipeline, cite COVID-19
(Montana) -- Two Indian tribes in Montana have sued in federal court in Great Falls the Trump administration for authorizing construction of portions of TC Energy Corp...

5/24/2020

article Gov. Noem's comment on Keystone XL Pipeline controversial
(South Dakota) -- "Well, I would just remind everybody that pipeline is not going to cross any tribal land or reservation areas," that was what South Dakota...

5/22/2020

article First piece of Keystone XL pipeline finished as company brings labor camp to S.D.
(South Dakota) -- A Canadian company has built the first piece of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the U.S. border and started work on labor camps in...

5/21/2020

article First piece of disputed Keystone XL pipeline finished
(Montana) -- A Canadian company has built the first piece of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the U.S. border and started work on labor camps in...

5/20/2020

article Democrats back attempt to shut down North Dakota pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- Three dozen congressional Democrats are backing an attempt by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to shut down an oil pipeline in North Dakota while the U...

5/18/2020

article Biden White House would yank Keystone XL permit
(Washington D.C.) -- Joe Biden would rescind President Donald Trump’s permit allowing the Keystone XL oil pipeline to cross the border into the U.S., a move that...

5/17/2020

article Keystone pipeline project proceeds amidst COVID-19 pandemic
(Nebraska) -- As thousands of transient, out-of-state oil workers enter states along the Keystone XL construction route in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, legal...

5/9/2020

article Native Sun News Today: Pipeline loses permit, but construction continues
(Montana) -- Even after a federal judge here revoked permission for the Keystone XL Pipeline construction across unceded 1868 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory in mid-April,...
article 'Not Today. Not Tomorrow. Not Ever': Indigenous Campaigners Protest As KXL Pipeline Construction Begins Amid Legal Challenges
(USA) -- With the coronavirus pandemic keeping them from gathering to stop the construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, indigenous rights advocates displayed...

4/17/2020

article Court blocks Keystone XL water crossings
(Montana) -- A Montana federal court judge blocked the Keystone XL oil pipeline from crossing bodies of water pending further federal permitting on Wednesday. On...

4/16/2020

article Cheyenne River Tribe stays hopeful on halting Keystone XL Pipeline
(South Dakota) -- Harold Frazier, the Chairman of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, says he's glad to hear that a Keystone XL Pipeline permit is cancelled by a U.S. judge...
article Tribes and environmental groups press judge to halt work on disputed Keystone XL pipeline
(Montana) -- American Indian tribes and environmental groups are pressuring a federal judge to shut down work on the disputed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to...

4/15/2020

article Keystone XL pipeline hits court setback
(Montana) -- A federal court on Wednesday delivered a setback to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, vacating a permit the government had issued for its...
article Montana Judge Blocks Keystone XL Permit for River Crossings
(Montana) -- TC Energy Corp.’s Keystone XL oil-sands pipeline was a dealt a setback with a judge’s ruling that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers improperly...
article US judge cancels permit for Keystone XL pipeline from Canada
(Montana) -- A U.S. judge canceled a key permit Wednesday for the Keystone XL oil pipeline that’s expected to stretch from Canada to Nebraska, another setback for...

4/14/2020

article Keystone XL Construction Begins, Despite COVID-19 Concerns
(Montana) -- Construction of the Keystone XL pipeline is going forward, cutting a path through northeast Montana, but climate action groups and tribes say along with...

4/6/2020

article Tribes Try To Stop Influx Of Pipeline Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic
(South Dakota) -- The Rosebud Sioux Tribe has asked a Montana federal judge to put an emergency stop to the Keystone XL pipeline. The South Dakota tribe and Montana'...
article Work Starts In Montana On Disputed Canada-US Oil Pipeline
(Montana) -- Construction on the long-stalled Keystone XL Pipeline started Monday, according to a Canadian company. Work on the U.S.-Canadian border kicked off despite...

3/31/2020

article Oil prices have crashed, but Keystone XL keeps moving forward
(Alberta) -- Despite this year's crash in crude prices, TC Energy Corp on Tuesday said it would start construction on the controversial $8bn Keystone XL pipeline...

3/27/2020

article 'It’s Like Bringing Smallpox Blankets In': Tribes Fight Keystone XL Amid Covid-19
(USA) -- The threat of an unfamiliar virus devastating Native American communities is as old as colonialism itself. When European empires sailed to North American shores...

3/24/2020

article Noem signs "riot boosting" bill
(South Dakota) -- Gov. Kristi Noem signed the controversial "riot boosting" bill into law Tuesday, potentially setting up another court battle over the First...

3/6/2020

article Protesters rally against Keystone Pipeline ahead of court hearing
(North Dakota) -- Dozens of people gathered outside the U.S. District Court in Great Falls on Friday morning to support a lawsuit against the Keystone XL Pipeline, which...

3/5/2020

article Legislature clears Gov. Kristi Noem's revamp of riot laws
(South Dakota) -- Gov. Kristi Noem's proposal to revive the state's criminal and civil punishments for riots passed a final Senate vote on Thursday and will next...

3/3/2020

article South Dakota’s riot-boosting legislation was subject of Senate evening hearing
(South Dakota) -- The United States of America was founded by riot boosters, opponents of the governor’s proposed revisions to South Dakota’s riot laws...

3/1/2020

article Rosebud Says KXL Pipeline Crosses Tribal Land; DOJ Says It's Not The President's Problem
(Montana) -- In another round of briefings in Montana federal court, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe says the Keystone XL pipeline route crosses land where the tribe holds...

2/22/2020

article South Dakota governor backs Native American culture schools
(South Dakota) -- A proposal to start schools in South Dakota that focus on teaching Native American language and culture has gained a key ally in Gov. Kristi Noem. Noem...

2/21/2020

article Editorial: Gov. Noem's crackdown on 'riot boosters' comes at a cost
(South Dakota) -- When the South Dakota Legislature pushed through “riot boosting” measures spearheaded by Gov. Kristi Noem toward the end of last year...

2/12/2020

article South Dakota House to vote on Noem's 2020 riot boosting legislation
(South Dakota) -- Gov. Kristi Noem's 2020 riot boosting legislation has passed its first vote. The House State Affairs Committee passed House Bill 1117 in a 10-3...
article South Dakota tribes speak against ‘riot-boosting’ penalties
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota House committee has advanced Gov. Kristi Noem’s proposal to update parts of the “riot boosting” laws that a judge...

1/22/2020

article Keystone XL Wins Green Light From U.S. to Plow Ahead on Project
(South Dakota) -- TC Energy Corp.’s long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline took another step forward with U.S. approval of a key stretch of construction. The Interior...

1/21/2020

article South Dakota board approves Keystone XL water permits
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Water Management Board on Tuesday approved five water permit applications for Keystone XL pipeline construction. The hearing was so...

1/18/2020

article Tribe official calls for better communication from lawmakers
(South Dakota) -- The chairman of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe on Thursday called on South Dakota lawmakers to improve communication with Native American communities,...

1/13/2020

article Keystone XL work camps would bring hundreds to S.D. areas with few law enforcement officers
(South Dakota) -- A data researcher testified Monday the Keystone XL project would bring hundreds of workers into rural areas of South Dakota that have only handfuls of...

12/26/2019

article Keystone XL: Rosebud Nation's Lawsuit Against U.S. President Continues
(South Dakota) -- A federal judge in Montana has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by two tribes against President Donald Trump. The suit claims the president's...

12/22/2019

article Water permit hearing for Keystone XL extended into new year
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota board deciding whether to grant water permits for the Keystone XL pipeline will extend its hearing into the new year after opponents...

12/21/2019

article 'Of course' the treaties apply in Keystone XL pipeline dispute
(Montana) -- Environmentalists and Native Americans can proceed with lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from...
article Keystone pipeline legal challenge by tribes clears first hurdle
(Montana) -- Native American tribes cleared a hurdle in their lawsuit to block the Trump administration's permit for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from...

12/20/2019

article Water Permit Hearing for Keystone XL Extended Into New Year
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota board deciding whether to grant water permits for the Keystone XL pipeline will extend its hearing into the new year after opponents...

12/19/2019

article South Dakota tribes want state to require oil companies to pay for pipeline spills
(South Dakota) -- Ahead of the potential construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in South Dakota, lawmakers are proposing legislation requiring pipeline owners to cover...
article Noem revising "riot boosting" laws, local organization says the laws are still unconstitutional
(South Dakota) -- It's been three months since Governor Kristi Noem's "riot boosting" laws were shot down by a federal judge. The laws were pushed...

11/29/2019

article Police discussed stopping Keystone XL protesters ‘by any means’
(USA) -- U.S. law enforcement officials preparing for fresh Keystone XL pipeline protests have privately discussed tactics to stop activists “by any means”...

11/25/2019

article New Report Says Keystone XL Would Exacerbate Missing Persons Crisis In Indian Country
(Minnesota) -- A new report says the Keystone XL pipeline would exacerbate the problem of missing and murdered indigenous women in Montana and other Northern Plains...
article New report suggests thousands of Native women victimized on Northern Plains, warns of KXL impact
(Minnesota) -- A newly released report has found that hundreds of indigenous women have gone missing or murdered in the U.S. Northern Plains region, including both North...
article Keystone XL: police discussed stopping anti-pipeline activists 'by any means'
(USA) -- US law enforcement officials preparing for fresh Keystone XL pipeline protests have privately discussed tactics to stop activists “by any means” and...

11/24/2019

article Native Americans Fighting Back Against Oil Companies – Again
(North Dakota) -- It's been three years since Native American communities attempted to block an oil pipeline in the Standing Rock protests. After a spill from...

11/23/2019

article ‘Almighty dollar’: Tribal leaders raise concerns over potential oil leak into Missouri River
(Montana) -- The Missouri River here is large. From the Fort Peck Dam downstream, the river snakes along, defining the Fort Peck Indian Reservation’s southern...
article Anchorage conference helps Alaska Native tribes adapt to a changing climate
(Alaska) -- Alaskans came from all corners of the state to learn how to adapt to a changing climate at a conference in Anchorage this week. The Alaska Tribal Conference...

11/21/2019

article The latest Keystone Pipeline oil leak is almost 10 times worse than initially thought
(North Dakota) -- The amount of land impacted by an oil spill in North Dakota is almost 10 times larger than initially reported, officials say. The disclosure comes...

11/19/2019

article Keystone leak affects almost 10 times more land than previously thought
(North Dakota) -- A crude oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in eastern North Dakota has turned out to have affected almost 10 times the amount of land as first...
article Keystone Spill Has Affected Nearly 10x More Land Than Was Estimated
(North Dakota) -- A spill at the Keystone Pipeline that began last month has affected nearly 10 times the amount of land than previously thought, state officials said...
article Montana to feds: Environmental review of Keystone XL pipeline is ‘deficient’
(Montana) -- The state of Montana wants the federal government to do a more thorough analysis of safety before permitting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. On the last...

11/18/2019

article How the American environmental movement dealt a blow to Alberta's oilpatch
(USA) -- The strategy to stifle Alberta's oilsands came together in a hotel near a mall in Minneapolis over a decade ago. It was the fall of 2008, and a group of...

11/14/2019

article Montana Lawmakers Seek More Time for Keystone XL Public, Tribal Input
(Washington D.C.) -- Montana lawmakers representing Native American tribal members called on the state's congressional delegation and the U.S. State Department on...

11/13/2019

article State-Tribal Relations Letter Demands More Comment Time On Keystone XL
(Montana) -- The State-Tribal Relations Committee is pressing Montana’s Congressional delegation to do more to increase public input and tribal consultation on the...

11/12/2019

article Keystone pipeline restarts 2 weeks after North Dakota leak
(North Dakota) -- Canadian crude oil is once again moving through a pipeline nearly two weeks after the line leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million liters) of...
article Youth demand Tester, Daines oppose pipeline
(Montana) -- The Keystone XL pipeline and climate change drew fresh scrutiny from youth in downtown Missoula on Tuesday. “The reason we’re here to do this is...

11/11/2019

article Keystone pipeline restarts 2 weeks after North Dakota leak
(North Dakota) -- Canadian crude oil is once again moving through a pipeline nearly two weeks after the line leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons of oil in North Dakota.

11/8/2019

article Keystone: ‘This is what pipelines do: They spill’
(North Dakota) -- A lot of critics of the Keystone XL pipeline have been expecting the big spill. Last week it came, some 383,000 gallons of oil leaked in North Dakota,...

11/7/2019

article Sioux tribes amplify calls against pipelines after Keystone spill
(North Dakota) -- Tribal leaders in the Dakotas are bolstering their protests against the expansion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline and the installment of the Keystone...

11/6/2019

article Native American Leaders: Keystone Spill Highlights the Need to Oppose Dakota Access Expansion, KXL
(North Dakota) -- After news hit of last week’s Keystone pipeline oil spill — approximately 383,000 gallons of oil leaked in North Dakota — leaders...

11/4/2019

article Nearly half of the oil has been recovered in Keystone Pipeline incident, says TC Energy
(North Dakota) -- Nearly half of the oil spilled last week outside Edinburg has been recovered, a TC Energy spokesperson reported Monday, Nov. 4. Canada-based TC Energy...

11/1/2019

article South Dakota Keystone XL opponents point to N. Dakota spill
(South Dakota) -- Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline in South Dakota were making their case against a handful of water permits this week in a process so contentious...
article Keystone pipeline case insider coming to FLCC
(New York) -- As an attorney for the Colorado-based Native American Rights Fund, Don Ragona has an insider’s view of a battle that pits two tribes against big...

10/30/2019

article Opponents of Keystone XL oil pipeline said potential for spill is underestimated
(Montana) -- Opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline said the Trump administration is understating the potential for the line to break and spill into water bodies such...
article Oil spill reported from Keystone pipeline in North Dakota
(North Dakota) -- Oil flowing through the Keystone pipeline has spilled into a wetland in northwestern North Dakota, according to the state's Department of...

10/29/2019

article U.S. State Department holding Billings hearing on Keystone XL pipeline
(Montana) -- The U.S. State Department is holding a public meeting Tuesday night in Billings to gather comments for a permit for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. A few...

10/28/2019

article Public hearings for Keystone XL set for Tuesday, anti-pipeline rally as well
(Montana) -- Two environmental groups who are unhappy with how the government is structuring its public hearing for the Keystone XL pipeline’s latest required...

10/24/2019

article Opponents poised to protest pipeline construction
(South Dakota) -- Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline say they plan to continue organizing against its construction after the state agreed not to enforce parts of anti...
article South Dakota Governor drops anti-protest laws in settlement agreement with ACLU
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today backed down from their unconstitutional attempts to silence protesters....

10/12/2019

article Judge weighs renewed Keystone XL oil pipeline arguments
(Montana) -- A Montana judge must decide whether to once again block the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline or side with U.S. government attorneys who want him to uphold...

10/9/2019

article 2 tribal reps withdraw from DOJ’s Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force over Fox's support for Keystone XL
(Montana) -- Two representatives from the Fort Peck and Fort Belknap Indian reservations pulled out of Attorney General Tim Fox’s new Missing Indigenous Persons...
article Judge weighs renewed Keystone XL oil pipeline arguments
(Montana) -- A Montana judge must decide whether to once again block the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline or side with U.S. government attorneys who want him to uphold...
article Montana AG Fox seeking to intervene in Keystone XL pipeline lawsuit
(Montana) -- Montana Attorney General Tim Fox said Monday he's seeking to intervene in a federal lawsuit in support of construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

9/30/2019

article Tribes hold Trump feet to fire on tar-sands pipeline permit
(Montana) -- Counsel for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the Ft. Belknap Indian Community held U.S. President Donald Trump’s feet to the fire in a federal court case...

9/27/2019

article Eminent domain process for Keystone XL pipeline begins in Nebraska
(Nebraska) -- Jeanne Crumly said she got a “gut punch” Friday morning — notification that she was being formally sued to obtain right of way across her...

9/18/2019

article Federal judge in Great Falls hears Keystone XL arguments
(Montana) -- Attorneys for Montana Indian tribes argued before a federal judge Thursday that a construction permit for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline violates federal...
article Take Action: Protect Our Land
(Montana) -- Paramount Network just released a new mini-documentary entitled “Take Action: Protect Our Land.” The documentary explores the potential impact...

9/13/2019

article Judge Hears Trump Administration Request To Dismiss Keystone Pipeline Lawsuit
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge presided over a hearing this week in Great Falls that focused on a Trump administration request to dismiss a lawsuit from Native...

9/11/2019

article US seeks to dismiss tribes' lawsuit over Keystone pipeline
(Montana) -- Attorneys for the Trump administration are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from Native American tribes that want to block the proposed...

9/10/2019

article U.S. seeks dismissal of Native American tribes' lawsuit over Keystone pipeline
(Montana) -- Attorneys for the Trump administration want a U.S. judge to throw out a lawsuit from Native American tribes trying to block the proposed Keystone XL oil...

9/9/2019

article Keystone opponents dig in after NE Supreme Court ruling
(Nebraska) -- Some Nebraska landowners and tribal nations are committed to fight TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, after the Nebraska Supreme Court's...

9/4/2019

article Some presidential candidates sign pledge to stop Keystone XL pipeline
(Nebraska) -- After the latest route for the Keystone XL pipeline was approved after much delay, some presidential candidates said they'd stop its construction if...

8/25/2019

article Nebraska court upholds state’s approval of pipeline path
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska’s highest court lifted one of the last major hurdles for the Keystone XL pipeline in the state on Friday when it rejected another attempt to...

8/24/2019

article Nebraska Supreme Court upholds route of controversial Keystone XL pipeline
(Nebraska) -- The long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline cleared a legal hurdle in Nebraska on Friday, but other hurdles remain that could further delay or derail the $8...

8/23/2019

article Keystone XL Pipeline Plan Is Approved by Nebraska Supreme Court
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska’s highest court approved the Keystone XL oil pipeline’s planned path through that state on Friday, resolving a permitting battle that...
article Keystone Pipeline's Alternate Route Gets The Go-Ahead From Nebraska Court
(Nebraska) -- The company behind the controversial Keystone XL pipeline has won a major victory in Nebraska, where environmental activists, two Native American tribes...
article Keystone XL Pipeline Approved by Nebraska Supreme Court
(Nebraska) -- The Keystone XL Pipeline’s passage through Nebraska was approved Friday by the state Supreme Court, to the dismay of several Indian tribes and...
article TC Energy applauds Nebraska court victory over opponents of Keystone XL pipeline
(Nebraska) -- One of the last major hurdles for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline was removed on Friday by the Nebraska Supreme Court, which rejected an attempt to...
article The Fight's Not Over, Say Activists, as Nebraska Supreme Court Approves Keystone XL Route
(Nebraska) -- Environmental and indigenous rights activists vowed Friday to continue fighting after Nebraska's supreme court ruled in favor of the state's...

8/19/2019

article Castro, Steyer join pledge opposing the Keystone XL pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- White House hopefuls Julián Castro and Tom Steyer on Monday signed a pledge to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline, joining three other 2020 contenders...

8/18/2019

article Keystone XL: Tribes' Lawsuit Against President Donald Trump Invokes Treaties
(South Dakota) -- A federal judge in Montana will hear arguments on Sept. 12 on the merits of a lawsuit brought by tribes against President Donald J. Trump. The Rosebud...

8/9/2019

article Cheyenne River tribe asserting sovereignty on pipeline traffic
(South Dakota) -- A federal judge will hear legal arguments against the Keystone XL Pipeline in October. But no matter how he rules it won't change the Cheyenne...

7/13/2019

article State board faces decision on letting Keystone XL pipeline take South Dakota water
(South Dakota) -- The state government panel that decides who in South Dakota gets to use the public’s water will decide next week when to hold a hearing on...

7/2/2019

article Montana governor, 2020 hopeful open to Keystone XL pipeline
(Montana) -- Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Monday during an online meeting about climate change that he's open to supporting the Keystone XL pipeline “if it...

7/1/2019

article Montana governor, a 2020 hopeful, open to Keystone XL pipeline
(Montana) -- Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Monday during an online meeting about climate change that he's open to supporting the Keystone XL pipeline "if it...

6/22/2019

article Pre-construction work continues for Keystone XL
(South Dakota) -- The actual construction of the Keystone XL pipeline may be at a standstill, but preparations continue in Meade County if and when TC Energy green...

6/16/2019

article Native rights advocates try to bust ‘riot-boosting’ law in court
(South Dakota) -- The U.S. District Court here scheduled a June 12 court date to consider a lawsuit from the Indigenous Environmental Network and others against South...

6/15/2019

article Native rights advocate try to bust ‘riot-boosting’ law in court
(South Dakota) -- The U.S. District Court here scheduled a June 12 court date to consider a lawsuit from the Indigenous Environmental Network and others against South...

6/12/2019

article 'Our voices won't be silenced': Protesters rally against South Dakota 'riot boosting' bill
(South Dakota) -- Carrying homemade signs in favor of free speech and against the Keystone XL pipeline, more than 80 people prayed, marched, chanted "our voices won...
article Giant Message to Trump Etched into Nebraska Cornfield: “No 45” + “No KXL”
(Nebraska) -- A gigantic message to President Trump, etched into a 33-acre Nebraska cornfield was unveiled on Wednesday, featuring the U.S. Constitution’s “...

6/11/2019

article Cheyenne River tribe claims Keystone XL contractors escorted off reservation
(South Dakota) -- The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe says trucks they believed were contractors connected with TC Energy, formerly known as TransCanada, was escorted off its...
article Native American tribe kicks TransCanada trucks with KeystoneXL supplies off their reservation
(South Dakota) -- The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Police escorted off the reservation a truck belonging to the company building the controversial Keystone XL pipeline,...
article ACLU watching new North Dakota pipeline law ‘very closely’
(North Dakota) -- As the American Civil Liberties Union challenges a South Dakota law that ratcheted up penalties for pipeline protesters, regional leaders of the ACLU...
article ACLU, South Dakota head to court over Keystone XL pipeline protest law
(South Dakota) -- The constitutionality of South Dakota's protest laws will be argued in a Rapid City courtroom on Wednesday. Arguments in the American Civil...

6/9/2019

article Court lifts injunction blocking Keystone XL oil pipeline
(Montana) -- An appeals court has lifted a judge's injunction that blocked construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S., but the developer...
article Pipeline protest bill to be argued in Rapid City court
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota ACLU and lawyers for several elected officials will argue motions this week at the federal court in Rapid City after the ACLU filed a...

6/7/2019

article 9th Court of Appeals Throws Out Case Blocking Keystone XL Pipeline
(California) -- On Thursday, June 6, 2019, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the appeals filed by TC Energy (formerly TransCanada Corporation) and the U.S....
article Judges: Keystone XL construction can begin
(California) -- A panel of federal judges last night tossed a lower court ruling that had frozen progress on the Keystone XL pipeline, giving a green light for...

6/6/2019

article South Dakota preps first responder communications for Keystone XL protests
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota state council is planning communications methods for law enforcement ahead of Keystone XL protests, though construction of the...

6/5/2019

article If there are anti-Keystone XL protests, South Dakota counties will be on front line
(South Dakota) -- Some of South Dakota's county government officials have been privately meeting with state government officials to discuss ways they can be ready,...

5/31/2019

article Noem addresses relationship with tribe
(South Dakota) -- Earlier this spring, the Pine Ridge Tribal Council announced it was banning South Dakota governor Kristi Noem from the reservation. The tribe is upset...

5/27/2019

article ACLU asks federal court to stop SD from enforcing 'riot boosting' law
(South Dakota) -- In the latest development in a lawsuit against state officials, the American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal court to stop South Dakota from...

5/20/2019

article ACLU: Thom can be sued in pipeline protest lawsuit since he enforces laws
(South Dakota) -- The Pennington County sheriff can be sued over the state's new pipeline protest law since he has discretion over how to enforce the law, the South...

5/12/2019

article OURS: Respect critical for state-tribal relations today
(South Dakota) -- Treaty disputes, historical aggression, poverty and cultural differences impede every inch of headway toward racial reconciliation in South Dakota. The...

5/6/2019

article Line 3 pipeline proposal: Yet another abuse against Native Americans
(Minnesota) -- Throughout history, Native Americans’ rights have been repeatedly taken away by white Americans. Unless something is done to stop Enbridge Energy...
article OP/ED: A Tribe Takes A Stand On New Laws
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota’s Oglala Sioux Tribe took an unfortunate step last week when it announced that Gov. Kristi Noem was no longer welcome on the...
article OST Asks Noem To Stay Away
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe requests South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem stay away from the reservation until she rescinds support for two pipeline related...

5/5/2019

article Court delays block Keystone XL pipeline construction in 2019
(Montana) -- An executive for the company proposing the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada's oil sands into the U.S. says it has missed the 2019 construction...

5/4/2019

article Oglala Sioux Tribe Tells South Dakota Governor ‘You Are Not Welcome’ in Dispute Over Right to Protest Keystone Pipeline
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe has yanked the welcome mat right out from under South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s feet, basically telling her to stay off...

5/3/2019

article A Native American tribe has just banned the South Dakota governor from accessing 3,500 sq miles of the state
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux tribe in South Dakota has told the state's governor that she's no longer welcome to access the Pine Ridge Reservation, one of...
article The Oglala Sioux Tribe Bans South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem From Its Lands — Here's Why
(South Dakota) -- The Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport oil from Alberta, Canada down to the United States through Montana and South Dakota, has sparked...
article Twitter reacts as Oglala Sioux Tribe bans Gov. Kristi Noem from reservation
(South Dakota) -- Social media lit up Thursday as the news broke that the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council had voted that Gov. Kristi Noem was not welcome on the Pine Ridge...

5/2/2019

article American Indian tribe bans GOP governor from reservation over opposition to Keystone protestors
(South Dakota) -- A Native American tribe in South Dakota banned South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) from its reservation over her support for legislation limiting...
article Gov. Noem responds to Oglala Sioux Tribe's 'banishment'
(South Dakota) -- Gov. Kristi Noem's press secretary provided the following statement to KELO.com News regarding the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council "banishing...
article Tribe says South Dakota governor not welcome on reservation
(South Dakota) -- A Native American tribe has told South Dakota's Republican Gov. Kristi Noem she's not welcome on one of largest reservations in the country...

4/29/2019

article Sheriff seeks dismissal from lawsuit over anti-protest laws
(South Dakota) -- A western South Dakota sheriff is seeking to be dismissed from a lawsuit challenging new state laws that target disruptive demonstrations by anti-oil...

4/24/2019

article State defends South Dakota pipeline protest legislation
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota’s governor and attorney general are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging a new law that aims to prevent...
article Keystone XL Pipeline Must Comply with Treaties and Tribal Law
(Montana) -- On Tuesday, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Fort Belknap Indian Community, represented by the Native American Rights Fund, filed an amended complaint against...

4/19/2019

article State defends South Dakota pipeline protest legislation
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota's governor and attorney general are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging a new law that aims to prevent...

4/17/2019

article Governor, Ravnsborg say pipeline protest bill doesn't violate First Amendment
(South Dakota) -- Gov. Kristi Noem and Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg said this week that a new law aimed at potential protests against the Keystone XL oil pipeline...
article South Dakota officials deny state protest laws chill free speech
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota officials are denying that a recently passed law would cause people to fear prosecution if they protest the Keystone XL pipeline. Gov....

4/6/2019

article Pipeline opponents ask judge to strike down Trump's permit
(Montana) -- Opponents of the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline asked a federal court Friday in a lawsuit to declare President Donald Trump acted illegally when he...

4/5/2019

article Trump once again pushes Keystone XL Pipeline on Indian Country
(Washington D.C.) -- As the Rosebud Sioux Tribe celebrated the fifth anniversary March 29 of founding its spirit camp to protect nature from the proposed Keystone XL...

3/29/2019

article A Look At The Groups Organizing Protests Against The Keystone XL Pipeline Project
(South Dakota) -- Friday night we're getting a better idea of just how many groups are organizing protests against the Keystone XL pipeline project. Thursday night...
article Trump takes fresh approach with long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- US President Donald Trump on Friday signed a new permission for TransCanada Corp to build the long-delayed Keystone pipeline for imports of Canadian...

3/17/2019

article Gov. Noem responds to South Dakota Tribes pulling flags from Capitol
(South Dakota) -- After Governor Kristi Noem introduced new Keystone XL Pipeline legislation, several South Dakota Tribes announced they don’t want their flags...
article Lawmakers pass pipeline protest bills
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem closed out the main part of her first legislative session as governor with a major funding boost for nursing homes,...

3/15/2019

article After Keystone XL bill package, SD tribes pull out of flag ceremony
(South Dakota) -- A week after the Legislature pushed through Gov. Kristi Noem's Keystone XL pipeline bill package, four of South Dakota's tribal chairmen are...
article Court upholds ruling that bars Keystone XL pipeline work
(Montana) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a Montana judge's ruling barring construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada. TransCanada had asked the...
article Upset with Noem, tribes balk at flying flags in Pierre
(South Dakota) -- Tribal support for the governor appears to be flagging. At least six of South Dakota's nine tribal governments are rebuking Gov. Kristi Noem, R-S.D...

3/14/2019

article After Keystone XL bill package, S.D. tribal leaders pull out of ceremony
(South Dakota) -- A week after the Legislature pushed through Gov. Kristi Noem’s surprise Keystone XL pipeline bill package, two of South Dakota’s tribal...

3/13/2019

article South Dakota tribes looking to take back flags in Capitol building
(South Dakota) -- Two tribal leaders have sent word to the governor that they want their tribe’s national flags removed from the state Capitol. The releases sent...
article THEIRS: Noem's pipeline package thwarts First Amendment
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Legislature should be winding down as it heads into the final days of the 2019 session. Instead, in a flurry of last-minute outrage...
article Tribes Seek to Keep Flags from SD Capitol after Pipeline Bills
(South Dakota) -- Two Native American tribes in South Dakota are asking that their flags not be displayed at the state Capitol after lawmakers approved bills this...

3/12/2019

article After Keystone XL bill package, tribal leaders pull out of upcoming state-tribal ceremony
(South Dakota) -- A week after the Legislature pushed through Republican Gov. Kristi Noem's surprise Keystone XL pipeline bill package, two of South Dakota's...
article Crow Creek Sioux Tribe won't let its flag be displayed in state Capitol
(South Dakota) -- The flag of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe will not be displayed in the South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre. Tribal Chairman Lester Thompson Jr. issued a...
article Tribes: Pipeline protest bills 'destroyed' trust, hope for reconciliation
(South Dakota) -- Two South Dakota tribes are requesting that their flags not be displayed at the state Capitol, saying state elected officials have disrespected them...

3/8/2019

article Pipeline opponents and advocates warn of dangers of man camps
(South Dakota) -- Keystone XL Pipeline opponents joined forces on February 24 with advocates of justice for missing and murdered indigenous women. Launching the WHY...
article Both Chambers Pass Noem's Pipeline Action Response Bills
(South Dakota) -- Both legislative chambers are passing Governor Kristi Noem’s pipeline action response funds in one day. The bills were introduced on Monday....
article South Dakota governor pushes bills aimed to prevent pipeline 'riot boosting'
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota’s governor pushed through the state Legislature this week two bills that would authorize police to crack down on “riot...
article South Dakota passes bills to discourage Keystone XL rioting
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota is poised to approve laws aimed at potential protests against the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline, seeking to prevent disruptive...

3/7/2019

article Native Sun News Today: Governor aims to stifle Keystone XL dissent
(South Dakota) -- Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chair Harold Frazier had an immediate thumbs-down response March 4 to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s announcement of...
article South Dakota Pushes Bills to Prosecute ‘Riot-boosting’ Ahead of Pipeline Construction
(South Dakota) -- Two bills allowing the state of South Dakota to prosecute pipeline demonstrators and their funders — and use money from damages to fund law...
article Harold Frazier: Governor wants to shove Keystone XL Pipeline down our throats
(South Dakota) -- I am disappointed again with the leader of South Dakota. The Governor has not discussed any proposed legislation with the Sioux Nation or Cheyenne...
article Keystone Pipeline Endangers Tribes' Water, 9th Circ. Hears (sub req)
(Montana) -- Two Montana tribes urged the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to keep in place an injunction that has halted construction of the Keystone XL pipeline during...

3/6/2019

article Panel passes bills aimed at possible Keystone XL protests
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota legislative panel voted Wednesday to endorse bills proposed by Gov. Kristi Noem aimed at preparing for potential protests over the...

3/5/2019

article Cheyenne River tribe questions Gov. Kristi Noem's intention with Keystone XL bills
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota tribe is questioning Gov. Kristi Noem's intention with legislation aimed at curbing possible Keystone XL pipeline protests. The...

3/4/2019

article Noem introduces bill package to curb Keystone XL protests
(South Dakota) -- So much as a donation to pipeline protesters could land someone in South Dakota court if Republican Gov. Kristi Noem's newly introduced bill is...

1/30/2019

article TransCanada seeks water permits for Keystone XL construction in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota regulators are considering several water permit applications for the proposed construction of the Keystone XL crude-oil pipeline....

1/12/2019

article Democrat: Keystone XL developer should pay into cleanup fund
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota lawmakers should require the Keystone XL pipeline's developer to pay into a state oil spill cleanup fund and impose more regulations...

1/8/2019

article Noem Wants To Build Tribal Relationship, Wants 'Uneventful' KXL Construction
(South Dakota) -- Governor Kristi Noem says she wants to build relationships and partnerships with South Dakota’s tribal communities. Toward the end of her first...

1/5/2019

article South Dakota county secures more jail cells to prepare for Keystone XL protests
(South Dakota) -- Officials in a South Dakota county are preparing for the possibility of protests over the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline by securing more...

12/12/2018

article Judge halts Keystone XL pipeline, citing ‘complete disregard’ for climate
(Montana) -- A year and a half after President Donald Trump reversed an Obama administration decision to block TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline, a federal...

11/28/2018

article Keystone at a crossroads: Tribes question running oil pipeline under Missouri, Milk rivers
(Montana) -- The Missouri and Milk rivers merge just downstream from this major landmark in northeastern Montana. At this confluence, TransCanada is proposing to run...

11/26/2018

article Keystone XL pipeline builder asks Montana judge to allow pre-construction work
(Montana) -- The company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline is asking a judge to change his order blocking the project to allow pre-construction work to...

11/18/2018

article Another Keystone XL setback: environmental review ordered
(Montana) -- In a setback for the Trump administration, a federal judge has blocked a permit for construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada and ordered...

11/12/2018

article Native, environmental groups to step up efforts after Keystone XL ruling
(Nebraska) -- After a federal district court last week blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, tribal leaders say they will step up efforts to protect sites,...

11/11/2018

article Environmentalists hail another delay in Keystone XL pipeline, but TransCanada says it's committed
(Nebraska) -- TransCanada says it remains committed to building the Keystone XL pipeline, but a federal judge’s ruling this week raised new questions about whether...

11/10/2018

article As Construction Of Keystone XL Is Paused, Tribes Brace For What's Next
(Montana) -- This week a federal judge in Montana temporarily blocked TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil over 1,000 miles from the Alberta tar...

11/9/2018

article Federal judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline
(Montana) -- A federal judge's ruling this week blocking the controversial Keystone XL pipeline constitutes a rebuke of President Donald Trump, who signed an...
article Federal Judge Orders Feds to Conduct Full Environmental Review for the Keystone XL Pipeline
(Montana) -- Federal Distrit Judge Brian Morris has ordered the federal government to conduct a full environmental review of a new route for the Keystone XL pipeline.
article Judge deals blow to Trump administration over Keystone XL pipeline, citing climate change
(Montana) -- In a major blow to the Trump administration, a federal judge halted construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on Thursday night, citing...
article Keystone XL developer, and Trump, committed to pipeline despite court ruling
(Montana) -- Keystone XL Pipeline developer TransCanada said it remains committed to the pipeline project, despite a federal judge in Montana halting construction for...
article Native Groups Successfully Halt Trump's Keystone Pipeline, For Now
(Montana) -- A challenge from Native American and environmental groups successfully halted construction of the Keystone Pipeline, at least for now, with a Montana judge...
article Tribes React to Judge Halting Trump’s Keystone XL Pipeline “Invasion”
(Montana) -- “Make no mistake, this would have been an invasion of our country,” said Chief Councilor of the Global Indigenous Council (GIC), Brandon Sazue,...
article Canada ‘disappointed’ with court ruling blocking Keystone XL
(Canada) -- Canada’s government is joining President Trump in criticizing a Montana judge’s ruling that blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline....
article Trump: Judge's ruling blocking Keystone XL ‘a disgrace’
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump today blasted a federal judge in Montana who on Thursday blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline over climate change...

11/1/2018

article Attorneys make final pitches to Nebraska Supreme Court in Keystone XL appeal
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska Supreme Court justices honed in on key arguments Thursday, pelting attorneys on both sides of the battle over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline...

10/31/2018

article South Dakota counties on hook for Keystone XL protest costs
(South Dakota) -- A group of mostly rural South Dakota counties could be on the hook for millions of dollars in costs related to any protests that arise over...

10/27/2018

article Big hopes, big worries surround Keystone XL pipeline plan
(South Dakota) -- In the next six months, two cities will arise on the South Dakota prairie with populations larger than most of the existing towns west of the Missouri...

10/21/2018

article Keystone XL pipeline protests could cost West River counties millions
(South Dakota) -- A group of mostly rural South Dakota counties could be on the hook for millions of dollars in costs related to any protests that arise over...

10/12/2018

article Tribes write letters opposing Keystone oil pipeline
(South Dakota) -- American Indian tribes have written letters to South Dakota's Public Utilities Commission, expressing their opposition to the proposed Keystone XL...

10/4/2018

article TransCanada Begins Construction on KXL Pipeline
(South Dakota) -- TransCanada has begun construction of the Keystone XL pipeline near the Rosebud Reservation, just a week after the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Lakota...

10/2/2018

article Amidst Keystone XL Fight, Nebraska Farmers Give 10 Acres Back to the Ponca Nation
(Nebraska) -- A few weeks ago, officials from the TransCanada Corporation drove two sets of wooden stakes, each fastened with about a yard of bright orange flagging tape...

9/27/2018

article TransCanada plans to starts construction of long-debated Keystone XL pipeline next year
(Nebraska) -- The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline plans to start construction next year, after a U.S. State Department review ordered by a federal judge...

9/26/2018

article ‘They Saw Us as a Threat When All We Wanted Was Fair Treatment’
(South Dakota) -- Rose Cordier had been watching the lights go off for decades, and the darkness stir up chaos around her, when she decided something had to be done....

9/25/2018

article 'Fair Warning': Tribes promise to block Keystone XL Pipeline
(Montana) -- On September 10, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the Fort Belknap Indian Community sued the Trump Administration in U.S. District Court here for breaking the...

9/22/2018

article Keystone XL pipeline route would not harm environment: State Department
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. State Department on Friday issued an environmental assessment of a revised route for the Keystone XL crude pipeline that concluded it would...

9/15/2018

article ACLU sues feds for documents detailing anti-protest activities
(Montana) -- The ACLU of Montana on Tuesday sued federal law enforcement, national security and land management agencies for failing to turn-over documents relating to...

9/13/2018

article Tribes File Suit: KXL Work Set for Fall in Pennington County
(South Dakota) -- With work on the Keystone XL pipeline set to begin in Pennington County this fall, two tribal nations have filed suit to stop it.

9/12/2018

article Native Americans file lawsuit claiming Keystone XL pipeline violates treaty boundaries
(Washington D.C.) -- Two Native American communities filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Montana on Tuesday alleging President Donald Trump...
article Native American Groups Filed A Lawsuit Against The Trump Administration To Stop Construction Of Keystone XL
(Montana) -- Two Native American tribes are suing the Trump administration in order to halt construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. In 2017, the U.S. State Department...

9/11/2018

article Native American Tribes Are Suing the Trump Administration to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline
(Montana) -- Less than a month after a Montana federal judge’s August 15 order that the U.S. State Department conduct a full environmental review of a revised path for...
article Native American Tribes File Lawsuit Seeking To Invalidate Keystone XL Pipeline Permit
(Montana) -- In a new bid to stop the Keystone XL pipeline, two Native American communities are suing the Trump administration, saying it failed to adhere to historical...
article Native American Tribes File Suit Against Keystone XL Approval
(Washington D.C.) -- The Rosebud Sioux tribe and the Fort Belknap Indian reservation have filed a lawsuit seeking a withdrawal of Washington’s approval of the...

9/10/2018

article Native American Tribes Sue Trump Over 'Unlawful' Keystone XL Approval
(Montana) -- Accusing the Trump administration of failing to take into account the significant damage TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline could do to sacred cultural...
article Tribes: Trump illegally approved oil pipeline from Canada
(Montana) -- Native American tribes in Montana and South Dakota sued the Trump administration on Monday, claiming it approved an oil pipeline from Canada without...

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