Native American Tribal leaders are asking President Obama to reject a permit for a proposed oil pipeline from Canada to refineries in Texas.
Leaders of the nation's 565 American Indian tribes plan to make their plea on Friday when they are scheduled to meet with Obama in Washington.
The Ogalala Sioux Tribe fears toxic substances from the pipeline will contaminate a Missouri River water pipeline that cost the tribe $450 million and provides three reservations with drinkable water.
The administration has delayed the pipeline project until 2013.
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