Three Affiliated Tribes Oil Refinery Approved

“Back in 1997, a group of native American workers stranded by a blizzard on an oil installation came up with the idea of building a refinery on their North Dakota tribal lands to counter the high unemployment on their reservation. Fast forward to 2012 and the refinery, now named Thunder Butte, has received the final approval needed from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to make the dream of the Three Affiliated Tribes come true, according to a tribal spokeswoman.”

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