The final official step to realizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline was a Nebraska commission’s approval of the pipeline route, which it has now given. But the route is not the one the company preferred.
Clashes over an oil pipeline slated to cross historic Native territory in North Dakota continue after more the 140 people were arrested in protests last week. The increasingly high-stakes face-off is one of the biggest actions by Native Americans in years.
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