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Leigh Paterson

A crude oil pipeline in western North Dakota has leaked nearly 200,000 barrels of oil. The scene is about 150 miles west of where protesters have been fighting the Dakota Access pipeline.
The federal decision to stop work on the Dakota Access Pipeline in order to have consultation with the tribes may mark a turning point in relationships with tribes over infrastructure projects.
The U.S. coal industry is fading. As more companies declare bankruptcy, they may not be able to pay for land restoration projects — and taxpayers could be left with the cleanup bill.