Blog Post for Border/Loring, Montana

Lonely Loring, Mont., population nine, is 16 miles from the Canadian border. Depending on what the U.S. government decides, the Keystone XL pipeline might soon pass nearby through the vast western prairie. (Michael Williamson/The Washington Post)

Lonely Loring, Mont., population nine, is 16 miles from the Canadian border. Depending on what the U.S. government decides, the Keystone XL pipeline might soon pass nearby through the vast western prairie. (Michael Williamson/The Washington Post)

VARIOUS PLACES – JUNE 29:
Loring, Montana (population 9) is the first US town you come to after leaving Saskatchewan, Canada. It’s the nearest city to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route. Photo taken at dusk 6/23..the lights on the road at left are those of a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle cruising the area.- in Loring, Montana (Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post