dearJulius.com Write For Us

Native American tribes sue Trump to stop Keystone XL Pipeline

A file picture dated 21 March 2012 shows piping to be used for the Keystone XL pipeline. This week, several North American tribes sued the Trump Administration to reverse a permit granted to TransCanada to build the pipeline on grounds it violates federal law. File Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

By Ray Downs, UPI

Three Native American tribes in Montana and South Dakota filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration this week to rescind the 2017 permit to build the Keystone XL Pipeline.

The Rosebud Sioux, Fort Belknap Indian Community and Gros Ventre tribes say the Trump Administration granted TransCanada the permit without a proper study of the impacts a massive pipeline project would have on the land, which violates the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act.

"Throughout the permitting process, there was no analysis of trust obligations, no analysis of treaty rights, no analysis of the potential impact on hunting and fishing rights, no analysis of potential impacts on the Rosebud Sioux Tribe's unique water system, no analysis of the potential impact of spills on tribal citizens and no analysis of the potential impact on cultural sites in the path of the pipeline," the Native American Rights Fund, the group representing the tribes, said in a statement.

The tribes also contend that President Donald Trump had a personal financial stake in the pipeline because a 2015 personal public financial disclosure report filed with the Federal Election Commission revealed he held between $250,000 and $500,000 worth of stock in TransCanada.

"President Trump permitted the Keystone XL pipeline because he wanted to. It was a political step, having nothing to do with what the law actually requires," said NARF staff attorney Natalie Landreth.

President Barack Obama rejected the Keystone Pipeline in November 2015 on grounds that it would not make a "meaningful long-term contribution" to the economy and fail to lower gas prices.

But in March 2017, Trump reversed that decision and said it would "lower costs for American families...reduce our dependence on foreign oil and create thousands of jobs right here in America."

According to State Department figures reported by NPR, the Keystone Pipeline would create less than 2,000 temporary construction jobs over a 2-year period and about 35 full-time jobs once the pipeline is completed.

COMMENTS





Note: If you think this story need more information or correction, feel free to comment below your opinion and reaction.
Name

Alabama,1,Arizona,1,Barack,1,Boston,1,California,5,Colorado,1,Connecticut,1,Crime,554,Environment,1,Fashion,2,Florida,3,Franc,1,Hawaii,8,Illinois,1,Los Angeles,2,Massachusetts,5,Mexico,1,Mississippi,1,New York,12,Oregon,1,Texas,1,U.S.,1483,Washington,7,Weather,10,
ltr
item
US News: Native American tribes sue Trump to stop Keystone XL Pipeline
Native American tribes sue Trump to stop Keystone XL Pipeline
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-p28C_flpuP0/W5ieMNBkliI/AAAAAAAA94s/Ha_z75OkVtsgNWBi1yj6wnrADCh49OkpwCLcBGAs/s1600/2.jpg
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-p28C_flpuP0/W5ieMNBkliI/AAAAAAAA94s/Ha_z75OkVtsgNWBi1yj6wnrADCh49OkpwCLcBGAs/s72-c/2.jpg
US News
https://us.dailynewsview.com/2018/09/native-american-tribes-sue-trump-to.html
https://us.dailynewsview.com/
https://us.dailynewsview.com/
https://us.dailynewsview.com/2018/09/native-american-tribes-sue-trump-to.html
true
163793216656047553
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy