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Red tape chokes off drilling on Native American reservations

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 05:50

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Native Americans protesting Mr Trump's election. Their frustration is fuelling a push to streamline approvals for drilling and mining on reservations.

WHEN the US oil boom hit North Dakota a decade ago, wells sprang up quickly on the edges of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, an expanse of prairie and rolling hills three times larger than Los Angeles.

Tribe members here, facing a 40 per cent unemployment rate and sending their

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