Wednesday, September 11, 2013

5 North Dakota Native American tribes pass resolution opposing Killdeer battlefield power line

BISMARCK, North Dakota — Five American Indian tribes in North Dakota have passed a resolution formally opposing a transmission line planned for the Killdeer Mountain Battlefield area.
Basin Electric Power Cooperative wants to build the 200-mile line from the Antelope Valley Station power plant near Beulah to a spot near Tioga to deliver more electricity to the Bakken oil fields, where there is a growing demand for power.
The United Tribes say it opposes the project because it could disturb the remains of people killed in the 1864 battle.
A Basin spokesman says the resolution will be one of the pieces of information the PSC will use in deciding whether to approve the project.
The PSC holds a third hearing Thursday in Williston.