Rosebud Sioux Tribe Calls Keystone XL Vote an 'Act of War'
American Indian groups have descended on Washington D.C. to voice their dissent of the bill being voted on this week by the U.S. Senate to force approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. If passed, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, whose territory in South Dakota would be affected by the proposed pipeline route, said they would consider it an "act of war against our people." The pipeline would cut across an aquifer that provides water for a quarter of the nation's farms, one of North America's largest fresh water sources. As no approval was sought from the tribe by the U.S. government, they are prepared to take legal action should the bill pass.
By Jordan Moses
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