From the 66th Montana Legislature to the 2020 elections, it’s been a news-filled year.
District Court judge Brian Morris considered the government’s motion to dismiss.
Two bills are aimed at protecting drinking water, indigenous cultural sites, and the environment, but opponents say the legislation would end any hope of building the Keystone XL pipeline.
Documents reveal state and federal agencies are training law enforcement agencies to surveil anti-Keystone XL pipeline activists’ social media, and how to arrest protesters en masse.
Civil liberties groups say a government report conflated indigenous protesters with violent “environmental rights extremists,” and revealed anti-Keystone XL pipeline protesters’ free speech rights were being chilled by surveillance.
The Keystone XL pipeline oil pipeline is slated to cross the Missouri River near the edge of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. The Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes say the pipeline is a threat to their drinking water and way of life.