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Heitkamp Caught Between Constituencies in Pipeline Fight

 


Sept. 19 — The fight over the Dakota Access pipeline is making things awkward for the junior senator from North Dakota.

On the one hand, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, one of the most fossil-fuel-friendly Democrats in the Senate, is a staunch advocate of her state’s oil and gas industry. At the same time, Heitkamp, who serves on the Indian Affairs Committee, has vowed to support Native American tribes whose reliably Democratic votes helped deliver her 2012 election victory in a very red state.

http://www.bna.com/heitkamp-caught-constituencies-n57982077265/

 

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