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Biden's Plan to Cancel Keystone XL is 'Vindication' for Indian Country


January 20, 2021

President Donald Trump signs an executive order in 2017 to green light the Keystone XL pipeline.

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline permit once he takes office tomorrow, eliciting a chorus of relief from the Indian Country and the tribes have long opposed the project.

"We're all in favor of what's going to happen," said John Spotted Tail, chief of staff for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. "Hopefully it gets done."

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is one of two communities involved in active litigation against federal agencies for issuing permits they say violate several centuries-old treaties where the government has promised to protect tribal citizens, land and territory.


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