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Don’t Let Partisan Politics Lead to Bad Energy Policy – Or Drive a Wedge Between Communities

In the run up to the 2020 presidential election, a number of candidates have released policy proposals that could have major implications for our nation’s energy infrastructure.  Some of these policy proposals could actually cause more harm to the environment.

The latest example comes from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who vows to revoke the permits for the Dakota Access (DAPL) and Keystone XL (KXL) pipelines.

From her plan to “Honor and Empower Tribal Nations and Indigenous Peoples”:

Energy development that may affect tribal interests requires true and meaningful consultation with Tribal Nations and real efforts to ensure we are meeting

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4 Key Facts Missing From the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Latest Attempt to Shutdown the Dakota Access Pipeline

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (SRST) recently filed a motion in federal court to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline, which has been safely operating for more than two years now. As with previous legal filings, the tribe’s latest filing misrepresents or ignores inconvenient facts that discredit their years-long bid to halt the lawfully permitted project.

Here are four key facts missing from the latest legal filing:

  1. The SRST wasn’t “vigorously opposed [to] the siting of the pipeline from its inception.”

As we’ve discussed before, the SRST largely refused to participate in the US Army Corps’ exhaustive review of …

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