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One of the last hurdles for TransCanada’s (TRP) planned Keystone pipeline: Native American...

One of the last hurdles for TransCanada’s (TRP) planned Keystone pipeline: Native American opposition. The question is whether gaining tribal support is a courtesy, as the company puts it, or a legal obligation. Some Native Americans and their lawyers insist that there are legal obligations under 19th-century treaties that affirmed sovereign status of Native American tribes.
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  • User 509088
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    first transcanada failed to stare down the democratic president.

     

    now they're cutting off a much tougher chaw of medicine weed to chew on by alienating native people.

     

    when the whites couldn't kill all the native people, they made them migrate to the crappiest pieces of land they could find. it is precisely these crappy pieces of land that pipelines love to go through, so as not to irritate white folk.

     

    is there no human sense to these people?
    18 Sep 2012, 10:21 AM Reply Like
  • sosorry
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    If there is one thing that is so, Native Americans have been pushed aside for the white man's DESIRES. As Red Cloud said,"They made us many promises, more than I can remember--They never kept but one; they promised to take our land, and they took it!"

     

    I will now sell my TRP shares. Big business never cares about people, just money.
    18 Sep 2012, 11:04 AM Reply Like
  • bobby44
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    A further load!
    I say pipe the oil to Lake superior. Put it on tankers. Deliver it to China, India, Japan, Korea, oh and maybe a bit to tx and la refiners. If some warm the white house or an Indian home well, ok but not the plan. Also no jobs for anyone in the current path. Oh yes, buy the pipe off shore as well.
    18 Sep 2012, 11:22 AM Reply Like
  • User 509088
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    the thing is, if they do anything domestic with the oil, that could help the people of north america.

     

    they don't want to help the people of north america. they want to finish siphoning off all the social benefits that previous generations put aside. it's easier for the elites than earning their own.

     

    eventually we'll be so poor we'll be working for veggies and the old natural order will be returned.
    19 Sep 2012, 08:34 AM Reply Like
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