By Don Morrison
When President Barack Obama denied TransCanada Corporation’s permit to build the Keystone XL Pipeline, the reaction ranged from inflammatory accusations to statements on how North Dakota can take responsibility for what happens here.
President Obama made his decision because of the “rushed and arbitrary deadline” Congressional Republicans inserted into a payroll tax bill in December. That politically inspired deadline “prevented a full assessment of the pipeline’s impact, especially the health and safety of the American people,” Obama said.
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Pipe Dreams is a documentary film produced by Jane Kelly Kosek and Leslie Iwerks. The film was just recently nominated for the shortlist of the Academy Awards. Eight documentary films out of 48 were selected to the shortlist and then will be judged in three large cities. T he final announcement for the academy nominations will be announced on January 24.
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Pipe Dreams is a film about the ongoing debate of the Keystone XL Pipeline, a 40-minute documentary that explores the social, political and environmental impacts of the $7 billion construction of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline.
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By Edward Morrison
The United Tribes of North Dakota recently resolved to oppose the Keystone II or “XL” pipeline, saying that it threatens tribal land and cultural resources.