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Saturday, December 16, 2017
Standing Rock Protests
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 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 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
Flint, Dakota Access Pipeline

Flint, Standing Rock Prove The Impact Of Environmental Issues On Communities Of Color

Media could apply the lessons left by scant coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline and Flint to empower these communities and bring attention to the many other ongoing situations of disproportionate impact that desperately need attention

January 2, 2017
north carolina pipeline protest

U.S. Green Party’s Stein Investigated In North Dakota Pipeline Protest

A sheriff’s department in North Dakota is investigating possible charges against the U.S. Green Party presidential candidate, Jill Stein, for damaging equipment during protests on Tuesday over construction of an oil pipeline.

September 8, 2016
standing rock protests

Standing Rock Protests: Dogs, Mace Used On Peaceful Protestors

The Standing Rock protests, which have now continued for months as the Standing Rock Sioux tribe fights against the Dakota Access oil pipeline and its potential to pollute their water supply, have reached a new level of violence, as private security guards working for the primary construction company associated with the project attacked the Native American protesters with dogs and pepper spray Saturday.

September 6, 2016