Tribal nations, ranchers resist KXL land grab

Testimony is scheduled to continue from Grand Island, Nebraska until 8 PM CDT. Live from NET here.

The word is out in Indian Country: stop the Keystone XL pipeline.
“This training is a message to Obama and TransCanada that if they try to build KXL we’ll be here to meet them with our moccasins on the ground,” said Oglala Lakota Debra White Plume, founder of the local non-profit Owe Aku (Bring Back the Way). “Our red nations have all opposed the KXL pipeline and called upon Lakota to defend the water,” said White Plume. However, she added, “Say our tribe meets with the American entities of EPA, BLM, etc. and we voice, ‘No, don’t come through here.’ The entities will say, ‘But we have the right to come through there; it does not violate any law.” What’s next?--Talli Nauman, Native Sun News, posted at indianz.
If the land grab being proposed for a pipeline shipping the dirtiest oil on the globe to China was instead for the Greater Missouri Basin National Wildlife Refuge, the outcry from the right wing would be deafening.

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