On Dakota Access, Obama says Army Corps is weighing whether to ‘reroute’ pipeline

By Derek Hawkins and Juliet Eilperin for the Washington Post: Obama’s interview represents the most explicit remarks he has made on the simmering controversy. During a White House tribal conference in September the president offered an elliptical reference to the issue, telling hundreds of tribal representatives gathered in Washington, “I know that many of you… Read more »

Pipeline expert slams Corps’ Dakota Access environmental review

By Elana Schor, for the Politico Pro Energy Whiteboard: An independent pipeline expert and outside adviser to the DOT found the Army Corps of Engineers’ review of the Dakota Access pipeline “seriously deficient” and unable to justify its conclusion that the project would not pose a potentially serious spill risk, according to a report released… Read more »

Justice Looks Different in Indian Country

by Dave Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Originally published on On the same day that the armed Malheur militants were acquitted, I watched as riot police with military-grade weapons, tanks and helicopters rounded up hundreds of peaceful water protectors in North Dakota protesting an oil pipeline. The juxtaposition of these two events… Read more »

Pipeline Expert: Government Underestimated Risk of an Oil Spill from Dakota Access Pipeline

STANDING ROCK, ND — An independent expert hired by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has found that the government’s environmental assessment of the pipeline’s environmental impact was inadequate. With this new information, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe chairman Dave Archambault II has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reassess its conclusion that the pipeline… Read more »

DAPL Employee Plows Into Standing Rock Camp Firing AR-15

Masked with a bandana, he looked at first like a water protector. Papers found in the car showed he was something else: private DAPL security. Early Friday morning, a man bearing an AR-15 rifle broke through a barricade and sped toward the Oceti Sakowin camp, where thousands are camped out to resist the Dakota Access… Read more »

Live updates from Dakota Access Pipeline protests

Darryl Lies, from Douglas, North Dakota, said he came to the standoff “because of the violation of private property rights. And the use of one right to trample another is an abuse of our God-given and our country-given rights.”