The Dakota Access Pipeline, which would send roughly 470,000 barrels of crude a day from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota to Illinois, is nearly complete – save for a small section of pipe north of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation.
Water stress in the arid zone and lack of participation in land acquisition are amongst the concerns
Palm plantations continue to take over large swathes of land in the Leuser region, in a country that accounts for around 45 per cent of global palm oil production.
Villagers relocated, unable to pay for water and electricity; tension between farmers and herders over dwindling water supplies
"The fact that industrialists are still applying for permits shows that they have not totally given up on mining for shale gas”
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