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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Energy Transfer Partners
DAPL, Dakota Access Pipeline

10 Arrested As Authorities Close Dakota Access Protest Camp

Last week, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signed an emergency evacuation order, citing rising water levels and an increased risk of ice jams as a safety issue that required the camp to be cleared. Most of those living at the camp left voluntarily, with many boarding state-funded buses to get access to hygiene kits, food, and hotels.

February 23, 2017
Dakota Pipeline

Judge Denies Tribes’ Request To Block Final Link In Dakota Pipeline

Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., rejected the request from the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes, who argued that the project would prevent them from practicing religious ceremonies at a lake they contend is surrounded by sacred ground.

February 13, 2017
Dakota Access Pipeline

Construction Resumes On Dakota Pipeline Despite Tribe’s Challenge

To obtain the temporary restraining order, the tribe must convince the judge there will be immediate harm suffered and prove it has a strong overall case should its lawsuit to halt the project result in a full trial. “This administration (Trump’s) has expressed utter and complete disregard for not only our treaty and water rights, but the environment as a whole,” the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe said in a statement on its website.

February 10, 2017
Dakota Access Pipeline, DAPL

U.S. Army To Grant Final Permit For Controversial Dakota Pipeline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will grant the final easement needed to finish the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, according to a court filing Tuesday. The line had been delayed for several months after protests from Native American tribes and climate activists.

February 7, 2017
Dakota Access Pipeline protestors

If You Use One Of These Banks, You’re Helping Fund The Dakota Access Pipeline

Standing Rock activists have a simple, yet powerful message: Withdraw your money from banks funding the Dakota Access Pipeline. Instead of keeping your money in pro-fossil fuel banks, you can consider credit unions, which are nonprofit cooperatives that pool deposits so that members can borrow at low interest rates and generally invest in local projects.

January 18, 2017
DAPL, Dakota Access Pipeline

New North Dakota Governor Expects Controversial Pipeline To Be Built

Burgum told Reuters that approval of the pipeline appeared to be a foregone conclusion once Donald Trump moved into the White House. “I expect the world’s going to change dramatically on that day relative to finding resolution on this issue,” Burgum said in an interview.

January 13, 2017
Rick Perry, Energy Department, Trump Cabinet

Why In The World Would Trump Tap Perry To Be Energy Secretary?

Rick Perry has zero expertise or experience for the job he’s being handed, but he has beaucoup of both for the “job” he’s actually being empowered to do on the American people and our environment.

December 14, 2016
Dakota Access Pipeline protestors

Energy Transfer Keeps Up Legal Pressure After Pipeline Defeat

In a legal filing on Monday, ETP asked a judge to grant the permit, saying that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in its decision, responded to “political pressure and an escalating campaign of violence and disorder waged by protesters” against the project.

December 7, 2016
Dakota Access Pipeline protesters

Police Use Water Cannons, Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets During Clash With North Dakota Pipeline Protesters

Activists at the scene reported that police were also spraying protesters with water in sub-freezing temperatures and firing rubber bullets, injuring some in the crowd.

November 21, 2016
Protesters take on militarized police

Militarized Police Are Collaborating With Oil Companies At Standing Rock

Water protectors at the Dakota Access Pipeline have already endured dog attacks, military-style checkpoints, low-flying surveillance planes, invasive strip searches, national guard deployments, and mass arrests

October 30, 2016
Cannon Ball Saga: Dakota Access Pipeline protesters square off against police

The Cannon Ball Saga: An Epic Story From The American Heartland

There is an epic clash of two cultures — one with a guiding ethic of harmony between people and nature, the other driven by an ethos that encourages the exploitation of both. Yet, for months, our clueless media gave this match-up little coverage

October 26, 2016
Dakota Access Pipeline protestors

Dakota Access Pipeline: A Tale Of Two Pipes

A dramatic new chapter is unfolding this year in a volatile confrontation in rural North Dakota. It’s a “Battle of Two Pipes,” pitting the cultural power symbolized by the Native American pipe against the bruising financial power of a giant pipeline.

October 20, 2016