A Year Later, Unfiltered Flint Tap Water Is Still Unsafe To Drink

A year ago, Flint, Mich., Mayor Karen Weaver declared a state of emergency because of lead-contaminated drinking water, attracting national outrage and sympathy, and millions of gallons of donated water. But a year later donations have slowed to a trickle, and little has changed — unfiltered water here is still unsafe to drink. With frigid… Read more »

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Archambault’s statement on Dec. 12 meeting with North Dakota Gov. Dalrymple

Cannon Ball, N.D.— The following statement from the Standing Rock Sioux’s Tribal Chairman, Dave Archambault II, can be quote in part or in full: “This past Monday, several councilmembers and myself met with the Governor in the interest of salvaging a professional relationship in what can only be described as the most troubling of times.… Read more »

Rick Perry, with multiple ties to CEO of controversial pipeline project, tapped for Energy Dept.

The Dakota Access Pipelineprotesters just got a new reason to keep their Standing Rock encampment intact: former Texas governor and two-time presidential candidate Rick Perry, tapped today by President-elect Donald Trump to head his Energy Department. Never mind that Perry — who now becomes the second of Trump’s competitors named to his Cabinet (Ben Carson… Read more »

Indigenous Environmental Network encourages protesters to leave DAPL camp

STANDING ROCK, N.D. – Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault asked demonstrators protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline to dismantle their camps on Tuesday. “It is time to dismantle the camp and return to our homes. If the camp stays where it is currently located, people are risking their lives,” says Archambault in a statement.… Read more »

Pipelines of funds support allies of Dakota Access project

by Soo Rin Kim When the Army Corp of Engineers announced Sunday it would block construction of an essential part of the Dakota Access Pipeline Project and study alternative routes, thousands of protestors at the site — members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, environmentalists, veterans and others — joined hands in jubilation. Concern about potential… Read more »

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 »