An alliance of cowboys and Indians, complete with an encampment of tepees and a horseback protest, have taken to the nation’s capital to stand in opposition to the proposed Keystone oil pipeline.
In this episode of “Top Line,” we visit the tepee encampment that has become a week-long fixture on the National Mall in D.C. to talk to prominent Nebraska anti-Keystone pipeline activist Jane Kleeb, who is leading the effort and has been dubbed the “Keystone Killer” by Rolling Stone Magazine.
“Farmers and ranchers have joined tribal communities as well as in first nations in Canada in order to say we don't want this pipeline risking our property rights and our water,” said Bold Nebraska executive director Jane Kleeb. “Tribes want to pass down the water and land to future lands just like our farmers and ranchers do, and the Keystone XL risks all of that.”
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