Great Plains (IA KS ND NE MO SD)

Keystone XL: South Dakota Tribes Fight The 'Black Snake'

"Debra White Plume and Marie Brush Breaker Randall stood in the middle of Highway 44, alongside more than 70 other members of the Oglala Lakota Nation. For hours, they didn't budge -- much to the chagrin of some tractor-trailer drivers bound for the tar sands region of Alberta, Canada."

Source: Huffington Post, 04/18/2013

"Ameren Coal Ash Used as Mine Fill Near Ste. Genevieve"

"STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Ameren Missouri has spent the past four years engaged in a bitter fight with Labadie-area residents over a proposal to pile millions of cubic yards of coal ash on a plot of cropland by the Missouri River."

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 04/01/2013

"Land Grab Cheats North Dakota Tribes Out of $1 Billion, Suits Allege"

"Native Americans on an oil-rich North Dakota reservation have been cheated out of more than $1 billion by schemes to buy drilling rights for lowball prices, a flurry of recent lawsuits assert. And, the suits claim, the federal government facilitated the alleged swindle by failing in its legal obligation to ensure the tribes got a fair deal."

Source: ProPublica, 02/25/2013

"In Midwest, Bringing Back Native Prairies Yard by Yard"

"Across the U.S. Midwest, homeowners are restoring their yards and former farmland to the native prairie that existed in pre-settlement days. The benefits can be substantial -- maintenance that uses less water and no fertilizer, and an ecosystem that supports wildflowers and wildlife."

Source: YaleE360, 12/21/2012


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