Oil Pipeline Causes Native American Dispute In New Jersey

The Ramapough Lenape Nation in Mahwah NJ has been issued a ‘cease and desist' order in a zoning permit dispute that centers on the installation of an oil pipeline that will run near tribal lands.

The Native American tribe has set up several Teepees on the land intended for the pipeline.

Mahwah town officials state that the Native American tribe failed to obtain the necessary permits to set up living quarters on the property.

The piece of property does belong to the Lenape but is only designated for agricultural uses and municipal facilities.

The leader of the Lenape Nation in Ramapough said they have no plans to remove any of the structures that stand on the land they've owned for over a quarter of a century

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