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Reporter Lynda Mapes describes the scene at Standing Rock on KUOW

For Immediat Release — Oct. 31, 2016
Lindsay Taylor, Consumer Marketing Manager

Jeannie Yandel sits down with Seattle Times reporter Lynda Mapes to talk about the latest in the standoff over the construction of a proposed oil pipeline in North Dakota.

A piece of land where the proposed pipeline would be built is currently contested. Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners claims it owns the land, but the Standing Rock Sioux tribe cites a 1851 treaty to demonstrate that they own it.

Mapes was at the standoff this weekend and describes what took place and how it is difficult to predict what will happen next. Listen here.