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Keystone pipeline passes hurdle as Nebraska gov. approves route

The controversial Keystone pipeline passed another hurdle Tuesday after the governor of Nebraska approved a new route that will avoid environmentally sensitive areas like the state’s Sand Hills. President Barack Obama denied approval for the $7 billion pipeline last year out of environmental concerns. The US State Department is currently…

Native Americans threaten to confiscate Keystone Pipeline trucks

At least five Native Americans were arrested in South Dakota on Monday after a six-hour standoff that temporarily blockaded trucks from moving equipment thought to be destined for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Lakota activist Olowan Martinez told Raw Story that members of the tribe were working to obtain a restraining…

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