Boom in Native American oil complicates Biden climate push

n this Tuesday, May 18, 2021, photo, flares burn natural gas from oil production in the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation east of New Town, North Dakota. Oil pumped from Native American lands in the U.S. increased about tenfold since 2009 to more than 130 million barrels annually, bringing new wealth to a small number of tribes. Tribes left out of the drilling boom have become increasingly outspoken against fossil fuels as climate change's impacts grow worse.