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Native Americans file lawsuit claiming Keystone XL pipeline violates treaty boundaries


September 13, 2018

Two Native American communities filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] in the US District Court for the District of Montana [official website] on Tuesday alleging President Donald Trump’s administration will violate the tribes’ treaty rights when it permits TransCanada to build the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Former president Barack Obama rejected [JURIST report] the pipeline in 2012 and 2015 on climate change grounds, but President Donald Trump gave the project a green light shortly after his inauguration in 2017 via a presidential permit.


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