Tribe To Oppose Keystone XL On ‘All Fronts’

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Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault says the tribe will oppose the newly approved Keystone XL pipeline on all fronts.

President Donald Trump’s administration issued a permit Friday to build the $8 billion project, reversing the Obama administration.

The Standing Rock Sioux, whose reservation straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border, have been key opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline. Archambault says the tribe hopes that Dakota Access opponents continue to stand with all tribes in the fight against such “dangerous and short-sighted infrastructure projects.”

Members of South Dakota’s all-Republican congressional delegation say the Trump administration’s approval of the pipeline will help encourage economic growth.

It would move crude oil from Alberta, Canada, across Montana and South Dakota to Nebraska, where it would connect with existing pipelines feeding refineries along the Gulf Coast.

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