Miles of unused pipe, prepared for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, sit in a lot on October 14, 2014 outside Gascoyne, North Dakota. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Originally published on June 10, 2021 12:17 pm

The company behind the Keystone XL pipeline said on Wednesday that it’s terminating the project after more than a decade of fighting.

The controversial pipeline, which would have carried petroleum from the Canadian tar sands to Nebraska, had stoked a bitter fight between the project’s proponents and Indigenous and environmental activists.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Larry Wright Jr., chairman of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, about his reaction.

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