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Sides spar on Keystone XL's impact on whooping cranes, Native American artifacts

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 endangered whooping cranes in a neighbor's cornfield down the road.

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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...
article Obama prepared to reject controversial Keystone XL Pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- President Barack Obama is planning to reject a permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline, according to news reports, but the company behind the...

10/20/2015

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

9/23/2015

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

9/22/2015

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

8/13/2015

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

8/12/2015

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

8/11/2015

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

8/9/2015

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

8/6/2015

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

8/5/2015

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

7/30/2015

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

7/28/2015

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

7/27/2015

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

7/26/2015

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

7/25/2015

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

7/22/2015

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

7/20/2015

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

7/18/2015

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

7/8/2015

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

7/7/2015

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

7/6/2015

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

6/23/2015

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

6/18/2015

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

6/8/2015

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

6/1/2015

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

5/21/2015

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

5/15/2015

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

5/14/2015

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

5/10/2015

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

5/7/2015

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

5/5/2015

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

4/30/2015

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

4/27/2015

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

4/25/2015

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

4/21/2015

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

4/16/2015

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

4/14/2015

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

3/28/2015

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

3/20/2015

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

3/16/2015

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

3/10/2015

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

3/4/2015

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

3/2/2015

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

2/27/2015

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

2/26/2015

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

2/25/2015

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

2/24/2015

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

2/19/2015

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

2/15/2015

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

2/14/2015

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

2/13/2015

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

2/12/2015

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

2/11/2015

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

2/7/2015

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

2/4/2015

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

2/3/2015

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

2/1/2015

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

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