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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 »

Norwegian Bank May Weigh Pullout From Dakota Pipeline

Law360, New York (November 7, 2016, 10:02 PM EST) — Norway’s DNB Bank ASA may reconsider its financial backing for Energy Transfer Partners’ $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline in response to Native Americans’ concerns about the project’s impact in North Dakota, the bank said Sunday. Clashes between police and pipeline protesters at a site near… Read more »

Why we take a stand at Standing Rock

“I realized that it is we Native Americans who were entrusted by the Great Spirit to speak for the protection of our relatives: the water, soil and the air. Further, we also speak for the protection of the many species of life, the protection of the sacred sites of our ancestors, sites where our people… Read more »

Environmentalists Target Bankers Behind Pipeline

“Environmental groups have also criticized the Dakota Access pipeline as outdated infrastructure with no place in a world racing to stave off the worst effects of climate change. The 1,172-mile pipeline is expected to carry nearly half a million barrels of crude oil daily out of the Bakken fields of North Dakota, according to the… Read more »

Bill McKibbon: There Is Still Time to Stop the Injustice at Standing Rock

by Bill McKibbon of 350.org, for newrepublic.com “The demand is straightforward: The Army Corps should not grant the final permit, the one required to put the pipeline under the Missouri River. If the company insists on finding a new route, then the whole project should undergo a rigorous environmental impact review (not the farcical, fast-tracked… Read more »

Tim Kaine: Looking at alternative routes for Dakota Access Pipeline is ‘right thing to do’

During an exclusive interview with Fusion’s Alicia Menendez on Saturday, Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine voiced hesitant support for President Obama’s view that there might be a way for the Dakota Access Pipeline—which has been the subject of mass protests from Native Americans who claim their water supply would be endangered and who have been… Read more »