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AP Exclusive: Taxes could flow with Dakota Access pipeline

By James MacPherson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D.-North Dakota stands to gain more than $110 million annually in tax revenue after oil begins coursing through the Dakota Access pipeline, an analysis by The Associated Press shows. The calculation shows the potential payoff for a state whose officials have supported the ...

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Tribal leader asks Trump to reconsider pipeline action

BISMARCK, N.D.- The leader of the Standing Rock Sioux is urging President Donald Trump to reconsider his push for completion of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. Tribal spokeswoman Sue Evans says Chairman Dave Archambault requested a meeting with Trump in a letter sent Wednesday, warning that relations between the ...

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Back to business results expected from oilsands as wildfire impact dissipates

By Dan Healing THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY- Oilsands producers are expected to report back-to-business third-quarter results over the next few days as they shrug off lingering impacts of last May’s devastating wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alta. While provincial estimates report that Alberta oilsands production dropped by about one million barrels ...

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David Suzuki says Premier Brad Wall isn’t taking climate change seriously

SASKATOON-One of Canada’s best-known environmental activists says that if Premier Brad Wall isn’t a climate change denier, he certainly isn’t taking the issue seriously. David Suzuki was in Saskatoon on Sunday for a literary festival, and told a reporter from CKOM radio that he’s shocked Saskatchewan voters would elect a ...

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Southeast Alaska tribes share mining concerns with feds

JUNEAU, Alaska- State tribal groups have met with U.S. officials to discuss concerns that Canadian mining projects could divert potentially toxic water to southeast Alaska watersheds. The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska met with officials from the Department of State and the Environmental Protection Agency ...

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Navajo Nation sues feds over massive 2015 mine waste spill

SHIPROCK, N.M.-One of the nation’s largest American Indian tribes is suing the federal government over a massive mine waste spill that tainted rivers in three Western states. The Navajo Nation on Tuesday joined New Mexico in pursuing legal action against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the wake of the ...

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State, tribes to challenge ruling on cross border emission

SPOKANE, Wash.-Washington state and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation say they intend to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that said a Canadian Company can’t be held liable for toxic air pollution that drifted into the state. The July 27 decision from a panel of the 9th U.S. ...

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‘New salmon run:’ Planes now fly in fish as Yukon chinook decline

A sockeye salmon is reeled in by a fisherman along the shores of the Fraser River near Chilliwack, B.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (Jonathan Hayward / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS TESLIN, Yukon-Salmon no longer collect in the nets along the Teslin River where the Tlingit people have harvested them for thousands of years. Now, they come from the sky. “It’s the new salmon run,” Duane Aucoin, member of the Teslin Tlingit Council, said recently. ...

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