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  •  "One world one tribe"! (4+ / 0-)

    I like this.

    The chopper guy was cool.

    Does he work for the pipeline still?

    BTW this is going on in Oklahoma Indian lands too.

    Less well known is the fact that Cushing sits in the Sac and Fox Nation, part of a patchwork of land belonging to Oklahoma’s 38 tribes, each with sovereignty over its own affairs and land.

    TransCanada’s plan to dig a trench and bury part of its $7 billion, 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline right through this land has unearthed a host of Native American opposition, resentments and ghosts of the past. Winning support in Indian country is one of the last hurdles for the project, which is touted as a key to North American energy security. The question is whether gaining tribal support is a courtesy, as the company puts it, or a legal obligation.

    But I just heard from a Native American from OK who just returned from there that they already dug the ditch.

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    by Shockwave on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 07:07:32 PM PST

    •  Helicopter pilot was trespassing on Red Lake land (1+ / 0-)
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      Shockwave

      While he expressed good intentions, Red Lake police could have impounded his helicopter.

      Enbridge doesn't have an easement to have their pipeline patrols land where he did.

      I hope he's okay though, I know a few people who have done that sort of work. The owner of Bemidji Airlines crashed one of his planes and died recently doing a pipeline patrol while on route to a charter gig in another state.

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