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Native Sun News Today: Tribes vow to continue fight against Keystone XL Pipeline

Tribal leaders and allies opposing construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline announced that Nebraska’s November 20 decision to permit a route across Nebraska does not guarantee the project will proceed through unceded 1868 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory.

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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....

4/29/2017

article On the Day of People’s Climate Marches, the Ponca Tribe Begins Its Own 273-Mile March
(Nebraska) -- A week after tens of thousands turned out in support of science and as thousands more this weekend take to the streets for the People’s Climate March...

4/21/2017

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

4/20/2017

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

4/19/2017

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

4/9/2017

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

4/4/2017

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

4/2/2017

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

4/1/2017

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

3/31/2017

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

3/30/2017

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

3/27/2017

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

3/26/2017

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

3/25/2017

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

3/24/2017

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

3/23/2017

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

3/22/2017

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

3/15/2017

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

3/14/2017

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

3/9/2017

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

2/22/2017

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

2/20/2017

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

2/17/2017

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

1/31/2017

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

1/29/2017

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

1/24/2017

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

1/8/2017

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

12/6/2016

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

12/4/2016

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

11/12/2016

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

11/10/2016

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

11/9/2016

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

6/25/2016

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

5/5/2016

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

4/15/2016

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

1/31/2016

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

1/15/2016

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

1/14/2016

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

1/6/2016

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

11/29/2015

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

11/23/2015

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

11/21/2015

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

11/12/2015

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

11/7/2015

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

11/6/2015

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

11/4/2015

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

11/3/2015

article Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to TransCanada Request for State Dept to “Suspend” KXL Application
(Illinois) -- Yesterday, TransCanada corporation requested that the State Department pause its review of its tar sands Keystone XL pipeline, citing the uncertain status...
article Keystone XL: Indigenous Opponents Call for Rejection Despite TransCanada Halt Request
(USA) -- Indigenous environmental leaders opposing TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline said that the company’s request for the U.S. government to...

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