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Obama puts Dakota pipeline on Trump’s desk

The Obama administration’s decision to deny permits for the Dakota Access pipeline puts an early, high-profile decision on President-elect Donald Trump’s desk. Trump has backed the pipeline, something his transition team reiterated on Monday. “That’s something we support construction of, and will review the full situation in the White House and make an appropriate determination… Read more »

At Dakota pipeline protest, activists gird for fight ahead

A Native American leader asked thousands of protesters to return home after the federal government ruled against a controversial pipeline, despite the prospect of President-elect Donald Trump reversing the decision after he takes office. A coalition of Native American groups, environmentalists, Hollywood stars and veterans of the U.S. armed forces protested the $3.8 billion oil… Read more »

Protesters Gain Victory in Fight Over Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

CANNON BALL, N.D. — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a major victory on Sunday in its battle to block an oil pipeline being built near its reservation when the Department of the Army announced that it would not allow the pipeline to be drilled under a dammed section of the Missouri River. The Army… Read more »

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Statement on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Decision to Not Grant Easement

Cannon Ball, N.D.— The department of the Army will not approve an easement that will allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe. The following statement was released by Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II. “Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will not be granting the… Read more »

Senator Elizabeth Warren Makes a Statement on Standing Rock

by Elizabeth Warren I don’t know how anyone could watch the news and not be horrified by what’s happening at Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. For months, the Standing Rock Sioux and thousands of others have opposed a pipeline that many believe risks contaminating the tribe’s water supply. What have they faced in response?… Read more »

Reid: The Violence at Standing Rock Must End

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today calling on the relocation of the Dakota Access pipeline and urging for an end to the violence against the Standing Rock Reservation. Below are his remarks: This month is Native American Heritage Month. During this month, we honor the contributions of American… Read more »

Standing Rock Pipeline Protesters, Ordered to Leave, Dig In

“I ain’t going nowhere,” one man said as he and fellow protesters on the frozen prairie prepared for what they believe may be their last stand. CANNON BALL, N.D. — Lee Plenty Wolf knows the government wants him to clear out of the snowbound tepee where he stokes the fire, sings traditional Oglala songs and… Read more »