Police move through the camp of protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline near Cannon Ball, N.D., in February. Despite months of protests by Native American tribes and environmental groups, crude oil is now flowing through the pipeline. Angus Mordant for NPR hide caption

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Pumpjacks in North Dakota's Bakken oil patch extract oil from deep underground. Oil production has grown nationally in recent months to 9.3 million barrels of oil per day. Amy Sisk/Prairie Public Broadcasting hide caption

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Boom Time Again For U.S. Oil Industry, Thanks To OPEC

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The dogs that race in the Iditarod are well-trained and competitive. And, you know, sometimes they're a bit derpy looking. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Magician Juggles His Way Out Of Trouble With The Police

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Military veterans protesting the pipeline stand opposite police guarding a bridge at the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on Dec. 1, 2016. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters opposing the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline at the Oceti Sakowin Camp in North Dakota. Lawmakers in the state have proposed bills that would increase penalties for protesters who block highways. Michael Nigro/Getty Images hide caption

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Bills Across The Country Could Increase Penalties For Protesters

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Several hundred protesters remain camped on the North Dakota prairie in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. They have erected shelters from Army tents to teepees to wooden structures to stay warm this winter. Amy Sisk/Inside Energy hide caption

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Dakota Pipeline Protesters, Nearby Residents Brace For 2017

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Jacob Brooks makes adjustments to one of the camp's many "tarpees," a winterized teepee made of tarp with a built-in chimney, designed by Paul Cheokoten Wagner. There are roughly 60 tarpees around various camps now, and Wagner has fundraised enough for another 20 more. Celia Talbot Tobin for NPR hide caption

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Despite Evacuation Orders, Pipeline Protesters Hunker Down For Winter

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Damin Radford of New Zealand overlooks the Oceti Sakowin camp on Tuesday, where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access pipeline near Cannon Ball, N.D. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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A sculpture stands at an encampment where protesters of the Dakota Access oil pipeline have been gathered for months near Cannon Ball, N.D., on Saturday. James MacPherson/AP hide caption

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Protesters — or water protectors, as they identify themselves — walk along Highway 1806, past a sprawling encampment at Standing Rock on Thursday. Thousands of people gathered to join the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Jessica Rinaldi/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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T.J. Plenty Chief stands in front of one of the three semitrucks owned by his company, Red Road Trucking. The trucks operate in the Fort Berthold reservation oil fields, carrying everything from gravel to pipe to water needed for drilling. His business is based on the reservation, in New Town, N.D., where he lives. Amy Sisk/Prairie Public Radio hide caption

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Upstream From Standing Rock, Tribes Balance Benefits, Risks Of Oil Industry

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Tonya Stands recovers from being pepper sprayed by police after swimming across a creek with other protesters hoping to block construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, near Cannon Ball, N.D., on November 2. John L. Mone/AP hide caption

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A man stands on a makeshift bridge over the Cannonball River while police officers stand on the opposite shore. Stephanie Keith/Reuters hide caption

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Protesters, Police Still Clashing Over Disputed North Dakota Pipeline

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Law enforcement dressed in riot gear arrest protesters who are demonstrating against construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near Cannon Ball, N.D. Police and National Guard moved in on an encampment of tents and teepees on Thursday. Amy Sisk/Prairie Public Broadcasting hide caption

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Tensions Escalate As Police Clear Protesters Near Dakota Access Pipeline

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