‘Treating protest as terrorism’: US plans crackdown on Keystone XL activists

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Documents suggest an aggressive response to possible protests against the oil pipeline amid fears of another Standing Rock

Angeline Cheek is preparing for disaster. The indigenous organizer from the Fort Peck reservation in Montana fears that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline could break and spill, destroy her tribe’s water, and desecrate sacred Native American sites.

But environmental catastrophe is not the most immediate threat.

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