Cowboy Indian Alliance Says No To Keystone

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Description:Old rivals become allies. A group of ranchers, farmers, and tribal communities have joined forces in Washington, DC. They're known as the "Cowboy Indian Alliance". And they're lighting a fire under President Obama to reject the proposed Keystone pipeline: a $5.4 billion project that would pump crude oil from Alberta to Texas. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ..(more)

Old rivals become allies. A group of ranchers, farmers, and tribal communities have joined forces in Washington, DC. They're known as the "Cowboy Indian Alliance". And they're lighting a fire under President Obama to reject the proposed Keystone pipeline: a $5.4 billion project that would pump crude oil from Alberta to Texas. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHEYENNE RIVER SIOUX TRIBE MEMBER CHAS JEWETT SAYING: "And we just want President Obama to know and Secretary Kerry that this decision will be heard for generations." It's a heated debate that's not going away any time soon. Proponents say the pipeline would create jobs, and bolster energy security. Those against the pipeline say it poses a threat to the climate, land, water and tribal rights. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PISCATAWAY TRIBE CHIEF BILLY RED WING TAYAC SAYING: "You sure can't eat oil. So remember that if you go pro pipeline. When it spills it damages crops, land, etc. Where do

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Cowboy Indian Alliance Says No To Keystone