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Dakota Pipeline Permit Denial Could Impact Energy Transfer

Stock of Energy Transfer Group companies—those involved directly or indirectly in the Dakota Access Pipeline project—fell on December 5, 2016, following the announcement. However, the decline was less than expected due to hopes of the pipeline getting a permit after Donald Trump assumes office in January. Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), Sunoco Logistics Partners (SXL), and… Read more »

Dakota Access company takes its battle to finish oil pipeline to court

Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the Dakota Access pipeline, has responded to the Army Corps of Engineers’ denial of a key permit by asking a federal judge to allow it to drill under the Missouri river immediately. The court filing came as thousands of activists remained at the Standing Rock encampments, despite being buffeted… Read more »

Forgiveness Ceremony Unites Veterans And Natives At Standing Rock Casino

On Monday, Native Americans conducted a forgiveness ceremony with U.S. veterans at the Standing Rock casino, giving the veterans an opportunity to atone for military actions conducted against Natives throughout history. In celebration of Standing Rock protesters’ victory Sunday in halting construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, Leonard Crow Dog formally forgave Wes Clark Jr.,… Read more »

Standing Rock: What next for protests?

Sunday 4 December is being heralded as a historic day for Native Americans, following news the US Army Corp of Engineers will not allow an oil pipeline to pass close to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. Indigenous people, drawn from over 200 tribes, have been protesting against the Dakota Access pipeline for… Read more »

Bismarck residents got the Dakota Access Pipeline moved without a fight

Snowfall has made its way to North Dakota, adding an element of concern to the ongoing battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline. On Monday, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple ordered an emergency evacuation of protesters working to block the construction of the $3.8 billion pipeline, citing safety concerns with the oncoming winter weather. This announcement… Read more »

Standing Rock Protesters Now Have an Unlikely Ally: Time

The fight over the Dakota Access pipeline isn’t over. The Army Corps of Engineers gave protesters much to cheer about yesterday when it announced it would seek ways to route the last portion of the pipe around a reservoir the Standing Rock Sioux depend on for drinking water. But the decision doesn’t guarantee permanent protection… Read more »

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 »