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Keystone XL approval may open door for foes to fight new route

Nebraska's approval of an alternative route could throw more uncertainty into the mix for the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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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...
press release Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Fort Belknap Indian Community file suit against Keystone XL
(Washington D.C.) -- The Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Lakota Oyate) and the Fort Belknap Indian Community (Assiniboine (Nakoda) and Gros Ventre (Aaniiih) Tribes) in...

8/20/2018

article Keystone XL company moves to condemn South Dakota land
(South Dakota) -- The company planning the Keystone XL oil pipeline is moving to condemn private land in South Dakota. TransCanada Corp. has filed eminent domain...

8/19/2018

article Keystone XL moves to condemn private land in Harding County for pipeline
(South Dakota) -- In the last few weeks up in windswept Harding County, sheriff's deputies have driven down long, dirt roads to serve court papers to landowners,...
article Judge orders new federal review of Keystone XL pipeline
(Nebraska) -- A federal judge has ordered the U.S. State Department to conduct a more thorough review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline's proposed pathway after...

8/16/2018

article Court Rules Trump Administration Must Conduct Further Review for Keystone XL Pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, the Honorable Brian Morris, United States District Judge for the District of Montana in Great Falls, issued a...
article Federal Judge Orders Review of Keystone XL Pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal judge ordered an environmental review of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday, pushing back an attempt to fast-track...

8/15/2018

article Fort Peck chairman wants tribes to join lawsuit against Keystone XL pipeline
(Montana) -- Fort Peck Indian Reservation tribal chairman Floyd Azure said he plans to urge the tribes’ executive board to join a lawsuit that accuses the federal...

8/14/2018

article Fort Peck tribal chairman expresses desire to join Keystone XL lawsuit
(Montana) -- Fort Peck Indian Reservation tribal chairman Floyd Azure said he plans to urge the tribes’ executive board to join a lawsuit that accuses the federal...

8/1/2018

article State Department draft says Keystone XL would have little effect on Nebraska's water, land
(Nebraska) -- Construction and operation of the Keystone XL pipeline on its amended route across Nebraska would have mostly negligible to minor effects on farmland,...
article Tribal Members Are Already Scrutinizing Keystone XL Environmental Review
(USA) -- Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline is set to begin in 2019, but before then, the public has a chance to comment on the new environmental assessment that...

7/31/2018

article Report: Keystone XL Would Have No Major Impact On Nebraska
(Nebraska) -- A new planned route for the Keystone XL pipeline through Nebraska would not have a major impact on the state's water, land, or wildlife, according to...
article U.S. Sees Little Impact From Keystone XL Pipeline's Planned Route
(USA) -- The Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project cleared a hurdle on July 30 as the Trump administration said in a draft environmental assessment that an alternative...

7/30/2018

article Report: Keystone XL would have no major impact on Nebraska
(Nebraska) -- A new planned route for the Keystone XL pipeline through Nebraska would not have a major impact on the state's water, land or wildlife, according to an...

7/19/2018

article A new Native-led strategy for fighting Keystone XL
(Nebraska) -- Ponca tribal activists Casey Camp-Horinek and Larry Wright Jr. sit beside Nebraska farmers Art and Helen Tanderup at a folding table on open farmland....
article Rosebud Sioux Tribe joins fight against Keystone XL Pipeline
(South Dakota) -- Last week, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe told TransCanada "We will be waiting" in a response to a letter notifying them of impending...
article Honor the Earth to ride along proposed Line 3 pipeline route
(Minnesota) -- Saturday, July 28, Honor the Earth will begin its sixth annual 10-day “Love water, not oil” horse ride tour. The ride will follow the event...

7/17/2018

article Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe chairman to pipeline builder: 'We will be waiting'
(South Dakota) -- On July 11, TransCanada sent a letter to the chairman of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe about upcoming construction for the Keystone XL Pipeline. A day...

7/16/2018

article TransCanada to move materials, prep sites for Keystone XL (sub req)
(South Dakota) -- The Keystone XL oil pipeline developer said in a letter to a Native American tribal chairman that the company will start moving materials and preparing...

7/14/2018

article ‘We Will Be Waiting’: Tribe Says Keystone XL Construction Is Not Welcome
(Montana) -- The company building the long-contested Keystone XL oil pipeline notified the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in a letter this week that it will start...
article 4 ominous word response is given by Chairman of the tribe to Keystone XL Pipeline
(South Dakota) -- The hotly contested Keystone XL Pipeline is ready to bring crude oil to the US from Canada, as there is very less amount of oil left in the US. In...
article TransCanada to move prep sites, materials for Keystone XL
(South Dakota) -- The Keystone XL oil pipeline developer said in a letter this week to a Native American tribal chairman the company will start moving materials and...

7/13/2018

article ‘We Will Be Waiting’: Tribe Says Keystone XL Construction Is Not Welcome
(North Dakota) -- The company building the long-contested Keystone XL oil pipeline notified the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in a letter this week that it will start...
article Tribal Chairman Sends Ominous 4-Word Letter to Keystone XL Pipeline Developer
(Montana) -- The hotly contested Keystone XL Pipeline set to bring crude oil from Canada into the U.S. is chugging along. Developer TransCanada is preparing for...

6/22/2018

article South Dakota court dismisses Keystone XL challenge
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by Native American tribes and a non-profit group seeking to challenge a state permit for TransCanada...

6/21/2018

article Fort Peck tribes raise concerns about Keystone XL pipeline threatening reservation's water
(Montana) -- The Keystone XL pipeline is facing opposition from American Indians along its Montana-to-Oklahoma route, beginning with the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux...

6/19/2018

article In ‘historic’ move, Nebraska farmers return land to the Ponca tribe to block Keystone XL
(Nebraska) -- In what could be a major blow to the construction of Keystone XL, a Nebraska farm couple has returned a portion of ancestral land to the Ponca Tribe. Art...

6/16/2018

article Farmers on Keystone XL route deed land to Indian tribe
(Nebraska) -- A husband and wife who don't want the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to run through their farm have deeded a plot of their land over to a Native...
article Tribes dealt setback with dismissal of challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline
(South Dakota) -- The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe have lost a legal challenge to the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. The tribes sued the...

6/15/2018

article In possible roadblock for Keystone XL, pipeline opponents gift land to Ponca
(Nebraska) -- For five years, opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline and members of the Ponca Indian Tribe have sown native tribal corn in the path of the controversial...
article Keystone XL Pipeline: South Dakota high court dismisses appeal
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota’s Supreme Court this week dismissed an appeal from opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying a lower court lacked...
article Tribes dealt setback with dismissal of challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline
(South Dakota) -- The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe have lost a legal challenge to the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.
article 'Historic First': Nebraska Farmers Return Land to Ponca Tribe in Effort to Block Keystone XL
(Nebraska) -- In a move that could challenge the proposed path of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline—and acknowledges the U.S. government's long history of...

6/14/2018

article Farmers on Keystone XL route deed land to Indian tribe
(Nebraska) -- A husband and wife who don't want the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to run through their farm have deeded a plot of their land over to a Native...

6/13/2018

article In possible roadblock for Keystone XL, pipeline opponents gift land to Ponca
(Nebraska) -- For five years, opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline and members of the Ponca Indian tribe have sown native tribal corn in the path of the controversial...

5/24/2018

article Trump administration defends Keystone XL pipeline in court
(Montana) -- Trump administration attorneys defended the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline in federal court on Thursday against environmentalists and Native...

5/23/2018

article Keystone pipeline preparations begin as protests continue
(Montana) -- Construction surveys for the Keystone XL pipeline path through Montana are occurring this week at the same time the project is being protested and litigated...

4/14/2018

article Pipeline spill in South Dakota twice as big as first thought
(South Dakota) -- A crude oil spill from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota last November has turned out to be nearly twice as big as first reported. Around 407,000...

4/10/2018

article The Keystone Pipeline oil spill was nearly twice as big as TransCanada said
(South Dakota) -- In November, the Keystone Pipeline spilled hundreds of thousands of barrels of highly-polluting tar sands oil, leaving a visible stain across a swath...

4/8/2018

article Keystone Pipeline spill in South Dakota twice as big as first thought
(South Dakota) -- A crude oil spill from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota last November has turned out to be nearly twice as big as first reported. Around 407,000...

1/24/2018

article State Senator Withdraws XL Pipeline Bill; Blames Hostile Comittee
(Nebraska) -- A Nebraska lawmaker has withdrawn a bill that would have imposed new regulations on oil pipelines, saying it was steered into a hostile committee....

12/19/2017

article Nebraska Public Service Commission denied amendment to XL pipeline application
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska regulators on Tuesday denied TransCanada Corp's request to amend its route application for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline through the US...

12/6/2017

article Native Sun News Today: Tribes vow to continue fight against Keystone XL Pipeline
(Nebraska) -- Tribal leaders and allies opposing construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline announced that Nebraska’s November 20 decision to permit a route across...

11/28/2017

article Report: Keystone pipeline leak likely caused by 2008 damage
(South Dakota) -- A federal agency says a leak in TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone oil pipeline in South Dakota likely was caused by damage during construction in 2008.

11/27/2017

article Approval of alternate Keystone XL pipeline route changes the calculus for TransCanada, landowners
(Nebraska) -- One hundred yards west of Dave Rech’s farmhouse, buried 4 feet deep in the rich soil of Butler County, hundreds of thousands of barrels of Canadian...

11/26/2017

article Keystone must deliver on its promises
(Nebraska) -- The timing couldn’t have been worse. Four days before Nebraska regulators were to vote on a route through the state for the Keystone XL oil pipeline...

11/25/2017

article Is the Keystone XL Pipeline a Done Deal? (sub req)
(North Dakota) -- Anti-Keystone XL activists "have come to call this project the 'Zombie Pipeline'; it just keeps coming back from the dead," says...

11/23/2017

article Lawsuit challenging Keystone pipeline can continue, judge rules
(Montana) -- A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a bid by the Donald Trump administration to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges a presidential permit for the
article Native People and Allies Pledge to Stop Keystone XL
(South Dakota) -- I’m in Lower Brule, South Dakota, where elected tribal officials, spiritual leaders, Native grassroots organizations, youth groups, and...

11/22/2017

article Keystone ruling opens tap on pipeline controversy
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska regulators have approved an alternative route for the Keystone XL pipeline, opening the tap on the only thing so far to flow through the unbuilt...
article Tribes Deepen Commitment to Protect Homelands From Oil Pipelines
(Nebraska) -- Just days after a major oil spill in northeast South Dakota by way of the TransCanada Keystone pipeline, Nebraska regulators came to a decision on the...
article 3 Reasons This Isn’t a Decisive Win for the KXL Pipeline
(Nebraska) -- When oil spills from Alberta’s tar sands, it’s an environmental disaster of a different kind. Crude oil extracted from tar sands is viscous and...

11/21/2017

press release Rosebud Sioux Tribe Promises Continued Vigilance on Keystone XL Pipeline
(South Dakota) -- President William Kindle of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Lakota Oyate) promised continued vigilance in light of the Nebraska Public Service...

11/20/2017

article Wiconi Un Tipi Camp rises to fight back against another controversial pipeline
(South Dakota) -- Something called Maria Birch to this place. It was the same inner voice that convinced her to return to Standing Rock last fall after traveling there...
article Controversial Keystone XL pipeline route across Nebraska is approved, but hurdles likely remain
(Nebraska) -- A state commission on Monday approved a route for the Keystone XL pipeline across Nebraska, but it was not the route preferred by its developer. In a 3-2...
article Keystone XL approval may open door for foes to fight new route
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska's approval of an alternative route could throw more uncertainty into the mix for the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline.
article Keystone XL pipeline wins green light in Nebraska
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska regulators approved the Keystone XL pipeline Monday, clearing the last big regulatory hurdle for the controversial oil project after nearly a...

11/19/2017

article TransCanada sends more crews to site of 210,000-gallon oil spill at Keystone pipeline
(South Dakota) -- TransCanada Corp. says the company has sent additional crews and equipment to the site of a 210,000-gallon oil spill from its Keystone pipeline in...
article Keystone pipeline spill injects new uncertainty into Nebraska decision
(Nebraska) -- The TransCanada oil pipeline rupture in a remote corner of South Dakota injects an unexpected element of suspense into the decision over the controversial...
article Nebraska's Keystone XL vote may not be a clear yes or no
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska regulators are set to decide Monday whether to approve or deny an in-state route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It's the last major...
article Protesters gather at Capitol day before Keystone XL Pipeline vote
(Nebraska) -- Over 100 protesters gathered Sunday afternoon to rally against the Keystone XL pipeline's proposed in-state route, ahead of a Monday announcement from...

11/18/2017

article Drone footage captures extent of US oil leak
(South Dakota) -- Drone footage has captured the scale of a 5,000 barrel oil leak in North Dakota. The leak was discovered by Keystone pipeline operators TransCanada on...
article Keystone operator says oil pipeline leak controlled, no threat to public
(South Dakota) -- A day after a Keystone Pipeline leak spilled more than 200,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota, the pipeline operator says the incident is "...
article With Big Spill to Clean, Pipeline Owner Seeks Keystone XL Approval
(South Dakota) -- The images of South Dakota grassland blemished by 210,000 gallons of leaked Canadian crude oil could not have come at a worse time for the Keystone...
article ‘We need to know’ more about Keystone oil pipeline leak, tribal chairman says
(South Dakota) -- The energy company TransCanada announced Thursday that it responded to a leak of approximately 5,000 barrels — or 210,000 gallons — of...
article This viral tweet about Thanksgiving and Native Americans deserves our attention.
(USA) -- A tweet that's gone viral days before Thanksgiving shows exactly why the indigenous communities of South Dakota didn't want oil pipelines on their lands.

11/17/2017

article Keystone pipeline leak won’t affect last regulatory hurdle
(Nebraska) -- Discovery of a 210,000-gallon oil leak from the Keystone pipeline would seem to be poor timing four days before regulators in Nebraska decide whether to...

11/16/2017

article Keystone pipeline spills 210,000 gallons of oil on eve of permitting decision for TransCanada
(South Dakota) -- The Keystone pipeline running from Canada across the Great Plains leaked Thursday morning, spilling about 5,000 barrels of oil — or 210,000...

10/10/2017

article Keystone XL pipeline approval back in court
(Montana) -- The Trump administration says a federal court has no authority to second-guess a presidential permit for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.

8/12/2017

article Sides spar on Keystone XL's impact on whooping cranes, Native American artifacts
(Nebraska) -- Bob Allpress figures just about every bird species that migrates through Nebraska flies past his ranch along the Keya Paha River. In May, he spotted six...

8/11/2017

article Everything TransCanada Didn’t Want Nebraska’s Regulators To Know About Keystone XL
(Nebraska) -- More than a day ahead of schedule, the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) hearing on the Keystone XL pipeline was called to a close Thursday in...
article Yankton Sioux Tribe Unconstituionally Denied Due Process & Equal Protection Rights at Nebraska PSC Hearing on KXL Pipeline
(Nebraska) -- The Yankton Sioux Tribe is outraged and flabbergasted at the restrictions placed on its sovereign rights in the Nebraska Public Service Commission Keystone...

8/10/2017

article Keystone XL opponents promise resistance as Nebraska hearings end
(Nebraska) -- "There's no compelling argument why this should go in the ground in contrast there are extremely compelling arguments about all the risks presents...
article Keystone XL opponents vow 'civil disobedience' to stop project
(Nebraska) -- Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline will "put our bodies on the line" to block construction if state regulators approve the project, a lead...
article TransCanada defends current Keystone XL route in Nebraska pipeline hearings
(Nebraska) -- Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline questioned its proposed pathway through Nebraska on Tuesday in hopes that state regulators will reject or reroute it...

8/8/2017

article Tribes opposing Keystone XL promise to stop it in its tracks
(Nebraska) -- The Intertribal Coalition of Nebraska and the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma met today in Lincoln, NE to take a stand against the construction of TransCanada...

8/7/2017

article Attorneys for landowners dominate questioning in first 8 hours of Keystone XL hearing
(Nebraska) -- The latest leg of the Keystone XL oil pipeline's regulatory slog kicked off in laborious fashion Monday. Attorneys for landowners who are trying to...
article Lawyers spar over relevance of questions as Nebraska PSC's Keystone XL hearings begin
(Nebraska) -- Lawyers argued frequently over the relevance of questioning as the state’s hearings over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline began Monday.

8/6/2017

article Hundreds protest in Lincoln on the eve of Keystone XL pipeline hearings
(Nebraska) -- Over 500 protesters from across the country converged outside the state Capitol and onto downtown streets Sunday afternoon in response to TransCanada's...

8/3/2017

article Keystone XL survived politics but economics could kill it
(Nebraska) -- The proposed Keystone XL pipeline survived nine years of protests, lawsuits and political wrangling that saw the Obama administration reject it and...

7/31/2017

article Skeptics in oil industry question whether Keystone XL pipeline is still needed
(Nebraska) -- On Friday, the developer of the Keystone XL pipeline said what more and more people in the oil industry have been saying: that the Keystone XL pipeline...
article Tribes appeal XL Pipeline permit
(South Dakota) -- Dakota Rural Action, the Intertribal Council on Utility Policy (COUP), and the Yankton Sioux Tribe appealed to the state Supreme Court here on July 19...

7/29/2017

article Too soon to say whether Keystone XL will be built, TransCanada exec says
(Washington D.C.) -- The company behind the Keystone XL pipeline has not yet determined whether there is enough demand for the project to justify actually building it, a...

7/28/2017

article TransCanada official casts doubt on Keystone XL pipeline project
(Nebraska) -- TransCanada may decide against building the controversial Keystone XL pipeline across Nebraska after all. A top company executive told investors Friday...

7/19/2017

article Keystone XL opponent plans appeal to South Dakota high court
(South Dakota) -- An attorney for a group fighting the Keystone XL pipeline says the organization plans to appeal a South Dakota judge's decision upholding state...

7/7/2017

article Keystone XL foes weigh appeal to South Dakota Supreme Court
(South Dakota) -- Foes of the Keystone XL oil pipeline said Friday they may appeal a South Dakota judge's decision upholding state regulators' approval for the...

7/4/2017

article Tribal Leaders and Chiefs from U.S. and Canada form new cross-border alliance to stop Keystone XL pipeline
(South Dakota) -- An assembly of Tribal leaders of the Great Sioux Nation along with leaders of the Ponca Nation in Nebraska and Oklahoma on Tuesday met in the sacred...

5/28/2017

article The Keystone XL pipeline fight continues
(Nebraska) -- President Donald Trump has given TransCanada a permit to continue construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, but a coalition of citizens,...

5/24/2017

article Removed from the land before, Ponca nation vows to protect the Earth from Keystone XL
(Nebraska) -- Under a boundless canopy of clear blue skies painted with wispy white clouds, Mekasi Camp Horinek blows a whistle as he turns and prays to the four sacred...

5/21/2017

article Keystone XL pipeline opponents plant sacred corn to fight route
(Nebraska) -- Opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route planted sacred corn on north-central Nebraska land where that pipeline could one day lie. On the farm...

5/18/2017

article Tribes Enter “The Belly of the Beast” of Oil Sands Industry to Sign Historic Declaration Opposing Keystone-XL
(Alberta) -- “I’m amazed and thrilled that this day has come,” said Councilwoman Casey Camp-Horinek of the Ponca Nation, as she began her address at...

5/17/2017

article Indigenous leaders sign opposition to Keystone XL in Calgary
(Calgary) -- Indigenous leaders from the U.S. and Canada gathered in Calgary on Wednesday to sign a declaration of opposition against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline....

5/16/2017

article Tribes in US, Canada unite against Keystone XL oil pipeline
(North Dakota) -- Tribes representing tens of thousands of indigenous people in the U.S. and Canada will be signing a declaration against the planned Keystone XL oil...

5/11/2017

article Indigenous and eco-activist protesters in Seattle demand Chase stop making tar sand pipeline loans
(Washington) -- On Monday, 26 activists were arrested in Seattle when they occupied 13 branches of JPMorgan Chase bank. Their complaint? They want Chase to stop lending...

5/9/2017

article 26 Activists Arrested in Seattle #ShutDownChase Actions
(Washington) -- Native-led demonstrators hit 13 branches of JPMorgan Chase bank for the company's dealings with TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL...

5/2/2017

article Life on the Keystone XL route: where opponents fear the ‘black snake’
(Montana) -- Our people call it the black snake because it is evil,” says Tressa Welch, as thunder clouds steamroll the blue sky over the plains of Wolf Point....

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