Tribes Win One Fight, Lose Another In Pipeline Protest

News that construction must stop on part of a controversial oil pipeline is drawing a mixed reaction from the people protesting it. That’s because even though a judge says work on the project can continue, the Obama administration surprised everyone when it announced it would block construction. Now, the fight over the Dakota Access pipeline is ramping up as it spreads from North Dakota to the nation’s capital.

Tribe At A Crossroads: An Election And An Oil Boom

One third of the oil produced in North Dakota comes from the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. Whoever wins the election for tribal chairman will have a lot of tough decisions to make about how to regulate oil development and make sure everyone benefits from the boom.