On Nov. 10 President Obama sent the Keystone XL pipeline proposal plan back to the State Dept. for a closer look, citing global warming as the main issue to be reviewed. Many environmental groups are optomistic this delay will kill the plan.
Among the critics of the pipeline were Native groups from the U.S. and Canada that would be disproportionately affected by the plan. A group of Lakota activists from the Indigenious Environmental Network joined the rallying efforts in Washington, D.C. to oppose the pipeline, which would cut through the Lakota and Rosebud reservations, two of the poorest areas in the U.S.
Below is a clip from the September rally from members of the Indigenous Environmental Network.