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Judge's decision on Dakota Access study likely months away

A federal judge's decision on whether a year's worth of additional study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline adequately addresses American Indian concerns appears weeks if not months away.

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11/15/2019

article OP/ED: Our fight against the Dakota Access pipeline is far from over
(North Dakota) -- In 2016, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s peaceful and principled opposition to a new crude oil pipeline crossing our ancestral homelands and our water...

11/14/2019

article Company: Dakota Access expansion doesn’t increase risk
(North Dakota) -- Dakota Access pipeline officials argued Wednesday that the company’s proposal to double the line’s capacity does not increase the potential...
article Tribe files legal challenge to stall Dakota Access pipeline
(North Dakota) -- Construction of the Dakota Access pipeline under a North Dakota reservoir has begun and the full pipeline should be operational within three months,...
article Regulators weigh increase in pipeline flow
(Illinois) -- Supporters and opponents of a proposal to double the capacity of a pipeline that cuts a large path through west-central Illinois packed a small-town...

11/13/2019

article Analysis: Dakota Access operators call climate change 'undefined, vague, and ambiguous' in official filing
(Illinois) -- The operators of the Dakota Access pipeline seemed to brush aside concerns about global warming and the effects it may have on their business in an...
article Company, tribe butt heads on proposed DAPL expansion at Emmons County hearing
(North Dakota) -- With debate over surges and safety, the North Dakota Public Service Commission heard contrasting arguments from oil pipeline operators and the Standing...

11/12/2019

article Tribe to argue against expansion of Dakota Access pipeline
(North Dakota) -- Standing Rock Sioux Tribe members have long maintained that a leak in the Dakota Access oil pipeline would threaten their Missouri River water supply,...

10/25/2019

article Respecting water, honoring tradition
(Vermont) -- Photographer John Willis dedicates his new book, "Mni Wiconi Water Is Life: Honoring the Water Protectors at Standing Rock and Everywhere in the...

10/23/2019

article Lincoln County Board OKs expanded Dakota Access Pipeline pump station
(South Dakota) -- Commissioners in a South Dakota county on Tuesday approved a conditional use permit for a pumping station needed for an expansion of the Dakota Access...

10/22/2019

article Board OKs expanded Dakota Access Pipeline pump station
(South Dakota) -- Commissioners in a South Dakota county on Tuesday approved a conditional use permit for a pumping station needed for an expansion of the Dakota Access...

10/20/2019

article Oil pipeline fuels fears in Native American reservations
(North Dakota) -- It’s been three years since thousands of protesters, environmentalists and more than 95 Native American nations gathered in a field-turned-...

10/19/2019

article Corps: No More Dakota Access Pipeline Study Needed
(North Dakota) -- An attorney for the Army Corps of Engineers is asking a judge to sign off on the Corps' conclusion that the Dakota Access oil pipeline doesn't...

10/18/2019

article US Army Corps of Engineers argues against more DAPL study
(North Dakota) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers properly handled a judge’s order to further study the Dakota Access Pipeline and reached a reasonable conclusion...

10/9/2019

article Greta and Tokata at the Front Lines
(North Dakota) -- On a world tour for climate justice, Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg visited Native America Oct. 6-8, attracting a gymnasium full of enthusiasts...
article Greta Thunberg Urges Youth to Demand Climate Change Action at Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- A 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist was joined by another teen activist on a North Dakota Indian reservation to urge young people to demand...
article NAC: Young activists speaking for the environment
(North Dakota) -- Sixteen-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg’s notoriety recently scolded world leaders over inaction on climate change at the...
article Tokata Iron Eyes energized DAPL protest, advocates for environment
(North Dakota) -- Tokata Iron Eyes was just 12 years old when she spoke in a video, calling for help in the Standing Rock Sioux Nation’s battle against the...
article Who is Tokata Iron Eyes and why did Greta Thunberg come to the Dakotas to see her?
(North Dakota) -- Tokata Iron Eyes was just 12 years old when she spoke in a video, calling for help in the Standing Rock Sioux Nation’s battle against the proposed...
article ​Greta Thunberg at Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- “Change is a big word and I say that to you today because you are going to be that change, it’s so good to see these kind of people, like-...

10/7/2019

article Swedish teen climate activist rallies with hundreds in Rapid City
(South Dakota) -- A teenage environmental activist from Sweden rallied Monday with hundreds of others in Rapid City between visits to youth on Native American...
article Tokatawin Iron Eyes and Greta Thunberg Join Youth Climate Crisis Panel at Red Cloud Indian School
(South Dakota) -- On Sunday, October 6, 2019, Red Cloud Indian School, a Catholic Institution administered by the Jesuits and the Lakota people on the Pine Ridge Indian...
article Who is Tokata Iron Eyes and why did Greta Thunberg come to the Dakotas to see her?
(North Dakota) -- Tokata Iron Eyes was just 12 years old when she spoke in a video, calling for help in the Standing Rock Sioux Nation’s battle against the...
article The Next Standing Rock Is Everywhere
(USA) -- There won’t be another Standing Rock. At its height, the mobilization against the Dakota Access Pipeline, beginning in 2016, was a historic Native-led...
article Law enforcement seeks dismissal of DAPL excessive force lawsuit
(North Dakota) -- A Navajo tribal member from Arizona who alleges North Dakota law enforcement officers seriously injured him during protests against the Dakota Access...
article The Next Standing Rock Is Everywhere
(South Dakota) -- There won’t be another Standing Rock. At its height, the mobilization against the Dakota Access Pipeline, beginning in 2016, was a historic...
article Pipeline Protectors: Physical Security a Growing Necessity for Jobsites
(North Dakota) -- Keeping people safe on oil and gas pipeline construction sites has long been a top priority for contractors and operators. These concerns have led to...

10/6/2019

article Prosecutor says more than DNA links pipeline protester to riot
(North Dakota) -- There is more than DNA evidence on a cigarette butt to indicate a South Dakota man took part in a 2016 Dakota Access Pipeline protest riot, and it...
article Greta Thunberg Visits Native American Dakota Reservations to Discuss Oil Pipelines
(South Dakota) -- A 16-year-old climate activist who garnered international attention when she scolded world leaders at the United Nations is visiting American Indian...
article Standing Rock Reflections: What Is Progress?
(Montana) -- The Western poet and memoirist Terry Tempest Williams has written about "the range of memory" we humans have—a sense of history and place...

10/4/2019

article Dakota Access Protestors Could Get 110 Years in Prison
(North Dakota) -- Nearly three years after two women began allegedly plotting to disrupt the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is charging them...

9/28/2019

article Illinois residents protest doubling of the Dakota Access Pipeline
(Illinois) -- The heavy rain on Friday did not stop Chicagoans from demanding Gov. J.B. Pritzker declare a climate emergency in Illinois, ban fracking, and halt the...

9/18/2019

article Army Corps Says It Doesn't Owe ND For DAPL Protests (sub req)
(North Dakota) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urged a federal judge to throw out North Dakota's suit seeking $38 million for the agency's alleged failure to...

9/6/2019

article Judge allowing more tribes, groups to weigh in on DAPL lawsuit
(North Dakota) -- The federal judge overseeing a tribal lawsuit against the Dakota Access Pipeline is allowing nine groups including the American Civil Liberties Union...

9/5/2019

article DNA analysis leads to charges in 2016 Dakota Access Pipeline protest
(North Dakota) -- Authorities say DNA collected from a cigarette butt in 2016 at a Dakota Access Pipeline protest site is from a South Dakota man who took part in a riot...

8/29/2019

article Tribe Seeks to Intervene on Proposed Dakota Access Expansion
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed a motion Wednesday to intervene on a proposed expansion of the Dakota Access pipeline that would double the line...

8/28/2019

article Tribe Seeks to Intervene on Proposed Dakota Access Expansion
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed a motion Wednesday to intervene on a proposed expansion of the Dakota Access pipeline that would double the line...

8/26/2019

article American Indian activist, authorities spar over release of depositions in DAPL riot case
(North Dakota) -- An American Indian activist once accused of starting a riot during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests is seeking the public release of law officers...
article North Dakota' email filters blocked a majority of Lakota Law's email campaign pressing for hearing in Dakota Access expansion
(North Dakota) -- An email filter is being blamed for blocking a majority of 19,000 emails that were sent to the Public Service Commission to press for a public hearing...

8/24/2019

article North Dakota Public Service Commission agrees to hear feedback from tribal leaders on potential doubling of oil flow
(North Dakota) -- The North Dakota Public Service Commission announced today that it will hold a public hearing around a proposed expansion of the Dakota Access pipeline...

8/21/2019

article North Dakota PSC sets Nov. 13 hearing on expanding DAPL
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota regulators have set a Nov. 13 public hearing on a proposed expansion of the Dakota Access pipeline. Texas-based Energy Transfer wants to...
article ‘This illegal and dangerous pipeline must be shut down’: Standing Rock Sioux renew the fight against the DAPL
(North Dakota) -- The media may have forgotten the ferocious battle the Standing Rock water protectors fought against the Dakota Access Pipeline but that doesn’t...

8/20/2019

article Tribal leaders still awaiting decision on pipeline hearing
(North Dakota) -- Leaders from several tribes of the Great Sioux Nation remain in the dark about whether or not the North Dakota Public Service Commission will grant a...

8/19/2019

article Did North Dakota Regulators Hide an Oil and Gas Industry Spill Larger Than Exxon Valdez?
(North Dakota) -- In July 2015 workers at the Garden Creek I Gas Processing Plant, in Watford City, North Dakota, noticed a leak in a pipeline and reported a spill to...
article Tribe raises stakes in Dakota Access pipeline fight amid surge in Democratic 2020 support
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux are renewing their battle against the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline, just as several Democratic presidential...

8/16/2019

article Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Seeks Court Ruling to Halt Pipeline Operations, as Dakota Access LLC Pushes for Expansion
(Washington D.C.) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s continuing legal battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline advanced on Friday with a motion for summary...
article Tribe wants challenges to Dakota pipeline permits resolved, pipeline shutdown
(North Dakota) -- The Native American tribe leading the fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a judge to resolve all legal challenges to federal permits...

8/11/2019

article Tribe files formal request for hearing on pipeline expansion
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux have requested a hearing on a plan by the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline to double the line’s capacity, a move...

8/10/2019

article Standing Rock, Morton County mend neighborly relationships since DAPL protests
(North Dakota) -- The nearly yearlong Dakota Access Pipeline protests that ended in early 2017 created tension at the border between the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and...

8/5/2019

article Tribe files formal request for hearing on Dakota Access Pipeline expansion
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux have requested a hearing on a plan by the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline to double the line's capacity, a move the...
article Lakota tribal leaders come together to request public hearing on proposed Dakota Access Pipeline expansion
(South Dakota) -- Leaders from four Lakota nations are speaking with one voice against a massive proposed uptick in the amount of oil the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL)...

7/30/2019

article After Kanders, Decolonization Is the Way Forward
(New York) -- Last week, Warren Kanders was forced off the board of the Whitney Museum of American Art. We celebrate this win, and we acknowledge the work of everyone...

7/26/2019

article Tribe at center of pipeline protests launches solar farm
(North Dakota) -- The American Indian tribe at the center of tumultuous protests against the Dakota Access pipeline plans to unveil a solar farm Friday that came about...

7/22/2019

article Forensic Architecture and seven other artists withdraw from Whitney Biennial
(New York) -- Over the weekend, eight artists whose work is showcased in this year’s Whitney Biennial have called for their pieces to be removed from the museum,...

7/21/2019

article At Whitney Museum Biennial, 8 Artists Withdraw In Protest Of Link To Tear Gas Sales
(New York) -- More artists are telling the Whitney Museum for American Art they are withdrawing from the museum's high-profile Biennial contemporary art showcase...

7/19/2019

article Navajo man sues North Dakota law enforcement over alleged pipeline protest injuries
(North Dakota) -- A Navajo tribal member who traveled from Arizona to North Dakota to take part in protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline is suing law enforcement...
article North Dakota attorney general sues to recover cost of policing Dakota Access protests
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota sued the federal government Thursday to try to recoup the $38 million it spent to police the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.
article Artists Withdraw from Whitney Biennial as Backlash Builds Against Warren Kanders
(New York) -- Four artists—Korakrit Arunanondchai, Meriem Bennani, Nicole Eisenman, and Nicholas Galanin—have withdrawn from the 2019 Whitney Biennial. The...

7/18/2019

article North Dakota sues feds over pipeline protest police costs
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota sued the federal government Thursday to recover the $38 million the state spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

7/17/2019

article EDITORIAL: Hold hearing on pipeline expansion
(North Dakota) -- The Public Service Commission should hold a public hearing on the proposed expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Tribune editorial board...

7/15/2019

article Opponents want pipeline expansion hearing
(North Dakota) -- Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents plan to request a hearing on a proposal to nearly double the pipeline’s capacity. The North Dakota Public...

7/11/2019

article Tribe, pipeline opponents plan to request state hearing on DAPL expansion
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and several pipeline opponents plan to request a hearing on the proposed expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline,...

7/10/2019

article Tribe, pipeline opponents plan to request state hearing on DAPL expansion
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and several pipeline opponents plan to request a hearing on the proposed expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline,...

6/25/2019

article Tribes to get more documents sought in Dakota Access lawsuit
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge has ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to turn over more documents that four Native American tribes say could bolster their lawsuit...

6/24/2019

article Tribes battling Dakota Access win partial victory in dispute over federal documents
(North Dakota) -- American Indian tribes suing to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline have won a partial victory in a dispute over government documents, though it...

6/20/2019

article Dakota Access pipeline operator plans to double capacity
(North Dakota) -- The operator of the Dakota Access pipeline is planning to nearly double its capacity. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Energy Transfer Partners plans...

6/11/2019

article Delegation seeks settlement of Dakota Access protest costs
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota's congressional delegation is calling on President Donald Trump's administration to address the state's year-old request for $...
article Greenpeace asks judge to dismiss lawsuit filed by pipeline developer
(North Dakota) -- Greenpeace is asking a state judge in North Dakota to dismiss claims by the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline that the environmental group...

5/17/2019

article BLOG: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and NRDC Confront Federal Failures
(Washington D.C.) -- NRDC was very pleased to host the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on their recent trip to Washington DC. The Tribe and NRDC met with various Congressional...

5/12/2019

article Book Review: Standing Rock: Greed, Oil and the Lakota’s Struggle for Justice by Bikem Ekberzade
(Washington D.C.) -- In Standing Rock: Greed, Oil and the Lakota’s Struggle for Justice, Bikem Ekberzade draws on the voices of Native American protesters to offer...

4/30/2019

article Standing Rock: Three Years and Still Fighting
(North Dakota) -- The third anniversary of the Water Protectors movement at Standing Rock passed by quietly earlier this month. With the pipeline construction industry...
article BLOG: Federal Judge Rules That The Public Has No Right To Know About Dakota Pipeline Spills
(USA) -- A federal judge has now given Energy Transfer Partners legal permission to hide information about which areas of the pipeline are at risk for spills.

4/28/2019

article Dakota Access company bought up dozens of anti-pipeline URLs
(Texas) -- Texas-based pipeline giant Energy Transfer Partners went on a website-buying spree after months of fierce public protest over its Dakota Access Pipeline,...

4/27/2019

article Greenpeace wants lawsuit moved to possibly friendlier venue
(North Dakota) -- Greenpeace is seeking to move a lawsuit alleging it conspired against the Dakota Access oil pipeline from North Dakota state court to federal court,...

4/19/2019

article Noem wants ACLU lawsuit thrown out
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota's governor and attorney general are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging a new law that aims to prevent...

3/31/2019

article South Dakota pipeline protest law worries Native American activists as ACLU files suit
(South Dakota) -- Nick Tilsen, a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation, attended his first protest before he was even 5 years old. Since then, he hasn't stopped...

3/17/2019

article State, tribal relations on the upswing
(North Dakota) -- This legislative session has taken a number of steps to improve state-tribal relations and everyone should be commended for it. Two years ago...

3/13/2019

article Corps fights tribal request for more pipeline study records
(North Dakota) -- Federal officials who permitted the Dakota Access oil pipeline are turning over some documents sought by American Indian tribes suing over the project...
article Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's tense exchange with a Wall Street CEO is a glimpse of a plan to redefine how banks operate
(Washington D.C.) -- The US House Financial Services Committee used to be seen as a cozy spot for lawmakers seeking big donations checks from financial giants, but...

3/12/2019

article Corps fights tribal request for more pipeline study records
(North Dakota) -- Federal officials who permitted the Dakota Access oil pipeline are turning over some documents sought by American Indian tribes suing over the project...

3/7/2019

article Standing Rock Two Years Later: Public Health Lessons and the Physician’s Responsibility
(South Dakota) -- A close look at disease and suffering would lead most of us to the same conclusion: our natural environment is inextricably linked to our health. When...

3/2/2019

article Tribes accuse Corps of withholding pipeline study records
(North Dakota) -- Tribes battling the Dakota Access oil pipeline in court are accusing the Army Corps of Engineers of withholding dozens of documents that could bolster...
article Author provides Native perspective of protests
(North Dakota) -- Nick Estes has written a very interesting and personal account of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest and the encampments by the Missouri and Cannonball...

3/1/2019

article Minnesota House Republican upset about painting in which Trump gropes a woman's crotch
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota Rep. Josh Heintzeman doesn’t often criticize art on his Facebook page. But last week, the Republican from Nisswa went off on a painting...

2/28/2019

article Tribe says Corps' pipeline findings preordained
(North Dakota) -- The Native American tribe leading the fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline says an Army Corps of Engineers document shows the agency concluded...

2/27/2019

article The Standing Rock protests, a cactus, and ‘choosing to live’: A poem in comic form
(Arizona) -- When Eryn Wise left Phoenix for the Standing Rock protests, I think her non-POC friends had a rude wake-up call when it came to how indigenous people are...

2/23/2019

article Dakota Access developer sues Greenpeace in state court
(North Dakota) -- The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is going after the environmental group Greenpeace in state court in North Dakota, after a judge tossed...

2/22/2019

article Government: Highway shutdown not aimed at tribe, media
(North Dakota) -- Government officials say the five-month shutdown of a North Dakota highway during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline was not aimed at...

2/13/2019

article North Dakota bill could permanently seal police, government records on pipeline protests
(North Dakota) -- Years after first oil pipeline protests broke out, North Dakota lawmakers are set to vote on a bill that would permanently seal public records...

2/12/2019

article Pipeline company behind infamous Standing Rock protest accused of blowing up a house in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania state government says that a major oil and gas pipeline company, currently building a network of pipelines in the state to transport...

2/11/2019

article Admitted pipeline vandalizer fights racketeering lawsuit
(North Dakota) -- A Phoenix woman who has publicly admitted to vandalism along the route of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in two states is asking a judge to dismiss her...
article How A General-Turned-Oil Lobbyist Helped Push Through The Dakota Access Pipeline
(North Dakota) -- A retired high-ranking officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers played a significant role lobbying his former agency to push through the permitting...

2/9/2019

article Protest highway shutdown lawsuit claims include extortion
(North Dakota) -- Standing Rock Sioux tribal members and others who are suing over a five-month shutdown of a North Dakota highway during protests against the Dakota...

1/28/2019

article A controversial bill aimed to block protests like Standing Rock is back in the Wyoming Legislature
(Wyoming) -- After a veto by then-Gov. Matt Mead at the close of the 2018 budget session, legislation that would create criminal charges for impeding fossil fuel...

1/26/2019

article Law officers respond to suit over pipeline protester injury
(North Dakota) -- Law enforcement officials in North Dakota say they aren’t to blame for a severe arm injury a New York City woman sustained while protesting the...

1/9/2019

article Judge allows tribes to challenge oil pipeline study
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge is allowing four Native American tribes in the Dakotas to challenge the recent conclusion of federal officials that a Dakota Access oil...

1/7/2019

article Judge allows tribes to challenge Corps’ Dakota Access study
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge is allowing four Native American tribes in the Dakotas to challenge the recent conclusion of federal officials that a Dakota Access oil...

1/5/2019

article Activist seeks dismissal from pipeline racketeering lawsuit
(North Dakota) -- An American Indian and environmental activist named in a federal racketeering lawsuit says her opposition to the Dakota Access oil pipeline was...
article MORON ALERT: Two years after Standing Rock, scars of protest remain
(North Dakota) -- For more than a year between 2016 and 2017, thousands of people crowded into three protests camps in North Dakota. Ostensibly, they were there to halt...

1/2/2019

article Standing Rock’s Surprising Legacy: A Push for Public Banks
(USA) -- In February 2017, Seattle became the first city to pass legislation to divest from a financial institution because of its role in funding the Dakota Access...

1/1/2019

article Dakota Access pipeline developer slow to replace some trees
(North Dakota) -- The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline missed a year-end deadline to plant thousands of trees along the pipeline corridor in North Dakota, but...

12/30/2018

article The Infiltrator: How an Undercover Oil Industry Mercenary Tricked Pipeline Opponents Into Believing He Was One of Them
(USA) -- A former Marine working for the private security firm TigerSwan infiltrated an array of anti-Dakota Access pipeline groups at Standing Rock and beyond.

12/26/2018

article MORON ALERT: Lander lawmaker's rejected protest bill resurfaces
(Wyoming) -- A Lander lawmaker has again introduced the controversial critical infrastructure protection bill from the 2018 legislative session, which opponents said was...

12/12/2018

article Protests, Lawsuits Aim to Stop New Pipeline Projects But Will Industry Wait Them Out?
(North Dakota) -- At their height, the Standing Rock protests were the 10th largest city in North Dakota. More than 10,000 people camped out on the prairie to stop the...

12/10/2018

article Tribes seek to challenge Corps' Dakota Access pipeline study
(North Dakota) -- Four Native American tribes that are fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in court are seeking to challenge the recent conclusion of federal...

12/8/2018

article Tribe challenges Corps findings on Dakota Access pipeline
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux is challenging new government conclusions that the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline poses no significant environmental...

12/7/2018

article Corps, Dakota Access Say Tribes Didn't Obey Order (sub req)
(South Dakota) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Dakota Access LLC said that several Native American tribes had failed to follow a D.C. federal judge’s order...

12/5/2018

article The Dakota Access Pipeline Project Lost Billions by Failing to Consult With Local Tribes
(North Dakota) -- In 2016, Energy Transfer Partners—the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline—became a poster child of corporate greed when it ignored...

11/28/2018

article Dakota Access company says it complied with state settlement
(North Dakota) -- The Texas-based developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline says it has complied with the terms of a 2017 agreement settling allegations it violated...

11/27/2018

article CU Boulder study found Dakota Access backers lost $7.5 billion (sub req)
(Colorado) -- A new study from the University of Colorado Boulder found that the companies involved with constructing the Dakota Access Pipeline, or DPL, lost at least $...

11/16/2018

article North Dakota regulators seek to fine TigerSwan up to $2M
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota regulators are seeking up to $2 million in fines from a North Carolina company that handled security for the developer of the heavily...

11/6/2018

article Indigenous Activist and Cancer Survivor Works for a Just Transition
(North Dakota) -- In 1999, Kandi Mossett found a purple-red, pea-size lump on her stomach and immediately suspected cancer. She was 20 years old. For Native Americans on...
article Tribe challenges pipeline findings
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux is challenging new government conclusions that the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline poses no significant environmental...

11/1/2018

article How Investors Can Still Support Indigenous Rights
(Wall Street) -- In 2017, the world’s eyes were on the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline and the thousands of activists who came from all over the country to support...
article Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Renews Legal Challenge Against DAPL
(Washington D.C.) -- A new chapter opened today in the legal fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe renewed their lawsuit against the...

10/31/2018

article Two Years After Standing Rock, Another Oil Pipeline Faces Tribal Opposition
(Montana) -- Dawson County Sheriff Ross Canen sat down and ordered a coffee at a small-town diner on the edge of the eastern Montana badlands. The walls were lined with...

10/30/2018

article Morton County Sheriff, TigerSwan Face Lawsuit For Blocking Water Protectors’ Travel And Assembly During DAPL Construction
(North Dakota) -- A class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of indigenous water protectors at Standing Rock and others, who resided in the area when police shut down...

10/23/2018

article Company gauges interest for boosting Dakota Access capacity
(North Dakota) -- The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline is gauging shippers' interest in a possible expansion of the volume of crude oil moved through the...
article Lawsuit filed over highway shutdown during pipeline protest
(North Dakota) -- Two members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and a reservation priest are suing over a five-month shutdown of a North Dakota highway during protests...

10/20/2018

article Dakota Access expansion takes step forward
(North Dakota) -- A potential expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline took a step forward Friday. Energy Transfer Partners announced it is seeking commitments from...

10/16/2018

article 'They're billin' us for killin' us': activists fight Dakota pipeline's final stretch
(Louisiana) -- As the flat-bottom fishing boat speeds through waterways deep inside Louisiana’s Atchafalaya basin, the largest river swamp in the US, the landscape...

10/6/2018

article Tribes finally given access to Dakota Access Pipeline decision
(North Dakota) -- Tribes have finally been given access to the Trump administration's revised Dakota Access Pipeline decision but Indian Country and the general public...
article EMU students craft animation for Standing Rock documentary
(South Dakota) -- Not just any class assignment gets a national audience – but that’s exactly what’s happening this fall when animation by Eastern...

10/3/2018

article Judge's decision on Dakota Access study likely months away
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge's decision on whether a year's worth of additional study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline adequately addresses...

9/30/2018

article Third federal defendant sentenced from DAPL protest
(North Dakota) -- U.S. District of North Dakota Chief Judge Daniel Hovland has sentenced the third of seven federal defendants indicted from the Dakota Access Pipeline...

9/28/2018

article Pine Ridge man sentenced to 3 years in prison for DAPL protest
(North Dakota) -- A South Dakota man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for starting a barricade fire on a bridge during protests in North Dakota...

9/25/2018

article Dakota Access Pipeline decision still missing in action
(Washington D.C.) -- As the developers of the Dakota Access Pipeline try to keep a lawsuit alive in one court, the wealthy backers of the controversial project benefit...

9/17/2018

article BLOG: The Aftershocks of the DAPL Standing Rock Protests Are Still Ongoing
(USA) -- For several months in 2016, the whole world stood at transfixed by what was happening at the Standing Rock. The looming threat of the Dakota Access pipeline...
article Mennonite found guilty after protest at Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- Dennis Lehmann has dedicated much of his life working for peace and justice. In February 2017, that dedication landed him in jail. A year and a half...

9/13/2018

article Tribal leaders' address to North Dakota lawmakers to resume
(North Dakota) -- Native American tribal leaders' biennial address to the North Dakota Legislature will resume in 2019, two years after it was cancelled due to...

9/9/2018

article Standing Rock prosecutor emphasizes due process in forfeiture laws
(North Dakota) -- As a Bismarck lawmaker looks to reform North Dakota's civil asset forfeiture law, a tribal prosecutor highlighted the scope of the Standing Rock...

9/7/2018

article Why Did We Stop Talking About Standing Rock?
(Wyoming) -- In 2016, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe ignited an indigenous rights movement that captured the world’s attention. At Standing Rock, hundreds of...

9/5/2018

article Tribe Says Army Corps Stonewalling on Dakota Access Pipeline Report, Spill Risk
(North Dakota) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is defending its claim that the Dakota Access pipeline has no significant environmental impact, but it issued only a...

9/3/2018

article Dakota Access Pipeline permit stands after a year of additional review
(South Dakota) -- Just over a year ago a judge ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers would need to take a second look at the environmental impact of the Dakota Access...
article Protesters begin 100-mile march against Dakota Access
(Iowa) -- About two dozen environmental demonstrators are undertaking a 100-mile march in Iowa to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The Des Moines Register reports...

8/31/2018

article Corps: No new impacts found in Dakota Access pipeline review
(North Dakota) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday completed more than a year of additional study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, saying the work...
article Trump admin rejects environmental concerns over Dakota Access pipeline
(North Dakota) -- The Trump administration cleared the Dakota Access oil pipeline on Friday, saying that further environmental review didn’t bring up any new...
article ND Supreme Court upholds convictions for 2 DAPL protesters
(North Dakota) -- In its unanimous opinion issued Tuesday, the North Dakota Supreme Court upheld evidence that convicted two people involved in a protest of the Dakota...
article Standing Rock protests landed Providence woman in jail, and gave her a new purpose
(Rhode Island) -- Retired environmental planner and former stay-at home mom Mary Redway recalls the moment she decided to upend life as she knew it and head across the...

8/26/2018

article Chase Iron Eyes, Morton County prosecutors sign plea agreement in DAPL case
(North Dakota) -- What is perhaps the last high-profile criminal case from the Dakota Access Pipeline protests is all but over. Attorney and North Dakota's 2016...

8/25/2018

article New book about Standing Rock written from child's perspective
(Indiana) -- A boy who visited the Standing Rock camp with his mother and younger sister in 2016 has written about his experience in a new children's book published...

8/24/2018

article Judge rules Dakota Access developer can't sue Earth First
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge has dismissed a second defendant from a $1 billion racketeering lawsuit that the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline filed...

8/22/2018

article North Dakota drops felony charges against Standing Rock protestor
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota prosecutors have agreed to drop felony charges against a Native American activist, ending one of the last high-profile criminal cases...

8/21/2018

article Chase Iron Eyes, Morton County prosecutors sign plea agreement in DAPL case
(North Dakota) -- What is perhaps the last high-profile criminal case from the Dakota Access Pipeline protests is all but over. Attorney and North Dakota's 2016...
article Dakota Access protester reaches plea deal in riot case
(North Dakota) -- An American Indian activist accused of inciting a riot during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline reached a plea deal with...

8/15/2018

article The Dakota Access Pipeline Wants to Ship Even More Oil Across Tribal Lands
(North Dakota) -- As if the original Dakota Access Pipeline didn’t cause enough drama, its developer now wants to expand the crude oil pipeline, which is still...

8/8/2018

article Standing Rock: Tribes await court ruling due August 10
(Washington D.C.) -- Expect another ruling by the infamous U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington, D.C., in the ongoing Standing Rock struggle by August 10,...
article Completion of Dakota Access oil pipeline study delayed
(North Dakota) -- Federal officials say it will take about three more weeks to wrap up an environmental study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline. The Army...

8/4/2018

article Out of spotlight, tribes keep fighting Dakota pipeline
(USA) -- Native American tribes that tried to block the Dakota Access oil pipeline during a months-long standoff with authorities in North Dakota more than a year ago...

8/3/2018

article Out of spotlight, Native American groups keep fighting Dakota pipeline
(Wyoming) -- Native American groups that tried to block the Dakota Access oil pipeline during a months-long standoff with authorities in North Dakota more than a year...

8/2/2018

article Out of spotlight, tribes keep fighting Dakota pipeline
(North Dakota) -- Native American tribes that tried to block the Dakota Access oil pipeline during a months-long standoff with authorities in North Dakota more than a...

7/30/2018

article Group aims to help resolve Dakota Access protest warrants
(North Dakota) -- An organization formed to provide legal help to opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is launching an effort this week to help protesters with...
article Standing Rock Medic Bus Is Now a Traveling Decolonized Pharmacy
(Washington) -- There was something familiar and comforting about the bus. A crowd of people painted green vines and flowers on the exterior as it sat parked in a field...

7/28/2018

article Was Red Fawn victim of frame-up?
(North Dakota) -- Red Fawn Fallis’ recent sentencing to federal prison was the closing of a criminal court proceeding here, but also the opening of a curtain...

7/27/2018

article Standing Rock Medic Bus Is Now a Traveling Decolonized Pharmacy
(South Dakota) -- There was something familiar and comforting about the bus. A crowd of people painted green vines and flowers on the exterior as it sat parked in a...

7/23/2018

article A year later, still no federal charges against 'saboteurs' of Dakota Access Pipeline. Why?
(Iowa) -- It's been one year since two Iowa environmental activists claimed responsibility for deliberately causing millions of dollars in damage to the Dakota...

7/22/2018

article Native American pipeline protesters enter plea agreements to avoid long prison terms
(North Dakota) -- State and federal prosecutions of Native Americans and their allies who protested the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline are drawing closer to...

7/21/2018

article North Dakota seeks federal money for pipeline protest costs
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota on Friday demanded $38 million from the federal government to reimburse the state for costs associated with policing large-scale and...

7/17/2018

article BLOG: Red Fawn Fallis and the Felony of Being Attacked by Cops
(North Dakota) -- What happened to Standing Rock water protector Red Fawn Fallis is what has happened to many women political dissenters who go up against Big Government...

7/16/2018

article 'I knew I wasn't guilty': #NoDAPL activist acquitted in North Dakota
(North Dakota) -- A North Dakota judge last Thursday acquitted Riverton activist Micah Lott of criminal trespass and rioting charges stemming from his protest of the...

7/15/2018

article Wyoming Standing Rock activist acquitted on charges
(North Dakota) -- A North Dakota judge Thursday acquitted Riverton activist Micah Lott of criminal trespass and rioting charges stemming from his protest of the Dakota...

7/12/2018

article Native Americans who protested Dakota Access get handed the longest prison sentences
(North Dakota) -- Among the hundreds of people arrested in North Dakota for protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Native Americans faced the most...
article Red Fawn Fallis Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison
(North Dakota) -- Red Fawn Fallis, a political prisoner arrested during the movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, was sentenced today in federal court by Judge...
article After Fighting The Dakota Access Pipeline, Standing Rock Activists Want To Green The Rez
(North Dakota) -- In 1956, the Army Corps of Engineers flooded nearly 160,000 acres of land on the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Indian Reservations to create the...
article Dakota Access sued for failing to sell ranch at Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- The state of North Dakota is suing the developers of the Dakota Access Pipeline for failing to sell a historic ranch in Standing Rock territory.
article David Archambault, Former Chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Joins NAVF
(North Dakota) -- David Archambault II, former chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota, recognized for leading the opposition against the construction of...

7/11/2018

article Red Fawn Fallis sentenced in DAPL protest case
(North Dakota) -- Red Fawn Fallis was sentenced Wednesday for her role in a shooting incident during the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests. Fallis will serve 57 months...
article Red Fawn sentenced in high-profile DAPL case
(North Dakota) -- What was perhaps the most serious criminal case derived from the Dakota Access Pipeline protests has reached its long-awaited conclusion. U.S. District...
article Woman gets prison for firing gun during pipeline protest
(North Dakota) -- A Denver woman accused of shooting at officers during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline was sentenced Wednesday to four...

7/10/2018

article Wyoming Standing Rock activist wins acquittal
(North Dakota) -- A North Dakota judge Thursday acquitted Riverton activist Micah Lott of criminal trespass and rioting charges stemming from his protest of the Dakota...

6/28/2018

article 'He's a political prisoner': Standing Rock activists face years in jail
(North Dakota) -- Standing Rock saved Little Feather’s life. Then the US government took it from him. Little Feather was one of thousands of Native Americans who...

6/26/2018

article Standing Rock Water Protector Red Fawn Fallis's Sentencing Hearing Postponed
(North Dakota) -- Members of Denver’s indigenous community will have to wait at least two more weeks to find out the sentencing fate of Red Fawn Fallis, a Denver...

6/25/2018

article Standing Rock Water Protector Red Fawn Fallis Sentencing Delayed Due to Judge’s Illness
(North Dakota) -- Red Fawn Fallis, who in January 2018 made a plea of guilty for civil disorder and possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon, was to be...

6/11/2018

article Corps to wrap up Dakota Access pipeline work in 2 months
(North Dakota) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers within the next two months expects to wrap up an environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline after recently...

6/7/2018

article Shooting stills at Standing Rock
(Australia) -- An historic gathering of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ (Seven Council Fires) the widespread members of the Great Sioux Nation, was the initial motivation for Sydney...

6/3/2018

article Standing Rock and beyond
(Oregon) -- Nine days before the June 7 grand opening of The Elisabeth Jones Art Center on the Pearl District’s western stretch, a kind of controlled chaos is in the air...

6/2/2018

article 1 Year After Trump’s Approval, Where Keystone XL, Dakota Pipeline Stand
(North Dakota) -- It’s been a little more than a year since President Donald Trump approved the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines amid concerns the projects would...
article American Indian Journalist Jenni Monet Found Not Guilty for Trepassing for Standing Rock Coverage
(North Dakota) -- Award-winning American Indian journalist Jenni Monet’s court aquittal in a North Dakota courthouse on Friday was more than a victory for her...

5/31/2018

article #NoDAPL Water Protector Michael “Little Feather” Giron Sentenced to 36 months in prison
(North Dakota) -- Michael “Little Feather” Giron was today sentenced to a 36 month federal prison term pursuant to a non-cooperating plea agreement, becoming...
article First federal defendant from pipeline protests sentenced
(North Dakota) -- Leoyla Cowboy can't wait for her husband to come home. As the last of six character witnesses for Michael Giron at his federal sentencing hearing...

5/29/2018

article This 21-year-old Native American activist got the nation to care about Standing Rock — and she's just getting started
(USA) -- At the height of the controversy surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline, protests drew crowds of 10,000. But before reporters, celebrities, and police descended...

5/28/2018

article COMPLICIT: Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
(Washington D.C.) -- Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s winning streak in 2017 was marked by cases that may prove instructive for future litigation, including those...
article Sen. Heitkamp Faces Backlash for 'Oil Over Indians' Posture
(North Dakota) -- Standing Rock Sioux tribal member Marlo Hunte-Beaubrun went door to door on North Dakota’s largest American Indian reservations in 2012 turning...
article DAPL-style protesters could face jail under new ‘critical infrastructure‘ protection laws
(USA) -- DAPL-style protesters could face jail under new ‘critical infrastructure‘ protection laws New laws introducing harsher penalties against protesters...

5/27/2018

article Senator's Pipeline Stance May Thwart Second Term
(North Dakota) -- Standing Rock Sioux tribal member Marlo Hunte-Beaubrun went door to door on North Dakota’s largest American Indian reservations in 2012 turning...

5/24/2018

article Security company, state argue venue in Dakota Access dispute
(North Dakota) -- Attorneys for North Dakota regulators and a North Carolina-based private security company argued in court Thursday over the proper venue to resolve a...
article Tribal Consultation Key When Planning Pipelines, North Dakota Official Says
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge in Great Falls today heard arguments in a lawsuit to overturn federal approval for the Keystone XL pipeline to cross from Alberta into...

5/19/2018

article DAPL-style protesters could face jail under new 'critical infrastructure' protection laws
(USA) -- New laws introducing harsher penalties against protesters who target “critical infrastructure” such as oil and gas pipelines are now pending in half...

5/10/2018

article One charge dismissed for journalist arrested at DAPL protest, another still pending
(North Dakota) -- A journalist arrested last year while covering the Dakota Access Pipeline protest is expected to have at least one criminal charge dismissed while a...

5/6/2018

article Army Corps meeting with tribes on DAPL
(North Dakota) -- An environmental study of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is expected to continue into the summer, as federal officials meet with American Indian...

5/3/2018

article Army Corps meeting with tribes on Dakota Access oil pipeline
(North Dakota) -- Environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is likely to continue into the summer as federal officials meet with American Indian tribes who...

4/23/2018

article Judge asked to reject pipeline protester's evidence request
(North Dakota) -- The government is asking a federal judge to reject a request for evidence to be returned to a New York City woman who suffered a serious arm injury in...

4/22/2018

article Documentary Features Effects of ND Pipelines
(North Dakota) -- A documentary premiering at the Black Hills Film Festival this week will feature the lives of North Dakotans disrupted by oil pipelines. The film...

4/20/2018

article Reporters remember dramatic pipeline protests on UND panel
(North Dakota) -- Reporters who covered the Dakota Access Pipeline protests spoke at a panel on UND campus Thursday, April 19, providing some insight — and, at...

4/18/2018

article A judge has rejected the request by two American Indian tribes to be more involved in a court-ordered environmental review
(North Dakota) -- A judge has rejected the request by two American Indian tribes to be more involved in a court-ordered environmental review of the Dakota Access oil...

4/15/2018

article OP/ED: Dismiss charges against journalists covering the Standing Rock protests
(North Dakota) -- Sara LaFleur-Vetter was filming the arrest of protesters demonstrating against the Dakota Access Pipeline when police tackled her to the ground, with...

4/13/2018

article More than a year later, some journalists arrested at ND pipeline protests still await trial
(North Dakota) -- Jenni Monet climbed a hill overlooking the Cannonball River to shoot video of dozens of protesters against the Dakota Access oil pipeline who had put...
article Cashing in on Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- “The only way I’ll talk is if you sign over the rights to the interviews,” said Michael Wood. The 38-year-old activist slid a...

4/7/2018

article Dakota Access pipeline developer submits spill response plan
(North Dakota) -- The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline that goes under a reservoir in the Dakotas has submitted a court-ordered spill response plan, but an...
article Proposed Minnesota law targets those who train or recruit protesters who damage 'critical infrastructure'
(Minnesota) -- With the possibility of pipeline protests looming in Minnesota, lawmakers are considering a new felony offense for anyone training or recruiting...

4/6/2018

article Standing Rock: One year later
(North Dakota) -- Sacred Stone Camp, the first NoDAPL camp, was set up on LaDonna Brave Bull Allard’s property near the Cannonball River. Now she’s spreading...

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