North American tribes are uniting to declare their opposition to the planned Keystone XL pipeline following President Trump administration's approval of the once-suspended project. The 1,700-mile line will help carry tar sands oil from Alberta to Texas.
The Gathering of Nations Powwow, known as the “Mecca of Indian Country,” is hosting tens of thousands of Native Americans, bringing together “water protectors” from the nationwide protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The Dakota Access Pipeline is to begin service in the near future as its developer, Energy Transfer Partners, announced that oil has been placed under the Missouri River reservoir. However, the legal battle over the disputed land is far from over.
Norway will divest its pension fund from companies associated with the Dakota Access Pipeline after the indigenous Sami parliament persuaded Oslo to support those fighting against the $3.8 billion project in the US.