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Pipeline protests sweep across the country with new urgency after Trump’s election

Demonstrators in cities like San Francisco, Phoenix and Philadelphia on Tuesday demanded that President Barack Obama reject the Dakota Access Pipeline project before leaving office. The coordinated protests planned for dozens of cities were the latest in a series of actions against the controversial pipeline that’s fiercely opposed by a Native American tribe in North… Read more »

The Fader: This Short Documentary Explains What’s At Stake For The Standing Rock Sioux

Since April, the Standing Rock Sioux of North Dakota have been actively, and peacefully, resisting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatens to contaminate the Missouri River. While construction is currently at a standstill, police and private security continue to violently remove protesters from the construction site. On Tuesday, the Standing Rock Sioux… Read more »

How You Can Stand With Standing Rock

More than six months after the establishment of Sacred Stone Camp at Standing Rock Reservation, protesters are continuing to resist the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The oil pipeline was originally routed through Bismarck, North Dakota—a city that is over 90 percent white—but was rerouted through sacred Sioux land when Bismarck residents complained that… Read more »

Old Treaties and New Alliances Empower Native Americans

by Kirk Johnson for the New York Times The simmering standoff between the police and Native Americans and their allies who oppose a giant oil pipeline project in North Dakota is the most visible sign of an emerging movement that is shifting the debate about how public lands across North America should be managed. From… Read more »

Reps. Grijalva, Huffman, 21 Members of Congress, Recommend Steps to President Obama to Deescalate Tensions at Dakota Access Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – President Obama should take concrete steps to reduce the tensions at the Dakota Access Pipeline, argued Representatives Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Jared Huffman (D-CA), and 21 members of Congress today in a letter to the White House. The lawmakers recommend that the federal government deny the easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline… Read more »

Press Release: U.S. Army Corp of Engineers delays DAPL easement and calls for further environmental review Corp says consulting with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe pivotal before final decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. CANNON BALL, N.D. – The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers today announced they are delaying an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline project until it conducts further environmental review with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The Corp noted that “construction on or under Corps land bordering Lake Oahe cannot occur because the… Read more »

US Army Corp of Engineers: Statement Regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Army informed the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Energy Transfer Partners, and Dakota Access, LLC, that it has completed the review that it launched on September 9, 2016. The Army has determined that additional discussion and analysis are warranted in light of the history of the Great Sioux Nation’s dispossessions of… Read more »