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Oil pipelines pursue a path of turmoil

The Keystone Pipeline was shut down Nov. 16, 2017, due to a leak that spilled thousands of gallons of oil in South Dakota. (Steven Oehlenschlager/Dreamstime/TNS)

By Lexi Kennell | Culture Editor

December 5, 2017

Native Americans in the Dakotas faced police dogs, pepper spray and rubber bullets last year while trying to protect their homes from one pipeline — now parts of the region have nearly 210,000 gallons of oil spilled on it from another. Last year’s clashes on the Standing Rock Reservation in North ...

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