• Dakota Access pipeline Jul 6, 2020

    Judge Orders Dakota Access Pipeline Shut Down Pending Review

    A judge has ordered the Dakota Access pipeline shut down for additional environmental review more than three years after it began pumping oil

  • United States Jul 20, 2019

    Native Hawaiians Say Telescope Represents Bigger Struggle

    Walter Ritte has been fighting for decades to protect Native Hawaiian rights, inspiring a new generation of activists trying to stop construction of a giant telescope they see as representative of a bigger struggle. In his early 30s, Ritte occupied a small Hawaiian island used as a military bombing range. Now at 74, he’s still a prolific protester, getting arrested...

  • Associated Press Jul 19, 2019

    Protests Continue at Hawaii Telescope Site After 33 Arrested

     The governor of Hawaii has issued an emergency proclamation that will allow state officials to remove protestors who oppose the telescope’s construction on sacred Hawaiian grounds.

  • DIRECTOR Oct 8, 2018

    No Columbus Day in Columbus: City to Honor Veterans Instead

    The largest city named for Christopher Columbus has called off its observance of the divisive holiday that honors the explorer, making a savvy move to tie the switch to a politically safe demographic: veterans.

  • Facebook Aug 16, 2017

    Backlash Over GOP Bills to Shield Drivers Who Hit Protesters

    Republican lawmakers in six states have pushed this year for legal protections for motorists who hit protesters blocking traffic. Fairly or not, they’re facing an intense backlash now that violent images of a car ramming into a crowd protesting a white supremacist rally have been seen around the world. The lawmakers say their goal has never been to incite violence,...

  • Attorney Jun 15, 2017

    Judge Orders Redo of Dakota Access Pipeline's Environmental Review

    A federal judge has handed a lifeline to efforts to block the Dakota Access pipeline, ruling Wednesday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers didn’t adequately consider the possible impacts of an oil spill where the pipeline passes under the Missouri River. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said in a 91-page decision that the corps failed to take into account...

  • Donald Trump Jun 1, 2017

    Embattled Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Begins Service; Native American Tribes Remain Opposed

    The $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline began shipping oil for customers on Thursday, as Native American tribes that opposed the project vowed to continue fighting. Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners announced that the 1,200-mile line carrying North Dakota oil through South Dakota and Iowa to a distribution point in Illinois had begun commercial service. The Dakota Access pipeline and the Energy...

  • NBC May 11, 2017

    Dakota Access Pipeline Found With Small Leak in South Dakota

    The controversial Dakota Access Pipeline sprung a small leak about 200 miles south of where the well-reported Standing Rock protests took place, NBC News reported. About 84 gallons leaked from a tank inside a pump station located in the small rural town of Tulare. The leak was contained inside an area made of gravel and synthetic liner, and any contaminated...

  • New York Apr 29, 2017

    Changes Come to One of World's Largest Indigenous Gatherings

    Thousands of dancers in traditional, vibrant regalia on Friday officially opened the Gathering of Nations — one of North America’s most prominent American Indian powwows....
    Dancers from across the United States, Canada and Mexico launched the event with a grand entry for a powwow that is expected to attract as many as 100,000 attendees to New Mexico’s largest city this week....

  • Donald Trump Mar 28, 2017

    Oil in Pipeline Under Missouri River Reservoir: Company

    The Dakota Access pipeline developer said Monday that it has placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and that it’s preparing to put the pipeline into service. Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners made the announcement in a brief court filing with an appeals court in Washington, D.C. The filing did not say when the company...

  • Facebook Mar 27, 2017

    Actress Shailene Woodley to Avoid Jail Time With Pipeline Protest Plea Deal

    Actress Shailene Woodley spent her Thanksgiving continuing to protest in support of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which is being built on sacred grounds of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota.

  • spokesman Mar 21, 2017

    Environment Activists Deny Attacking Dakota Access Pipeline

    Environmental activists who tried to disrupt some oil pipeline operations in four states last year to protest the Dakota Access pipeline said Tuesday that they aren’t responsible for any recent attacks on that pipeline. The remarks came in response to allegations that Texas-based Dakota Access developer Energy Transfer Partners made in court documents late Monday. The company said there have...

  • Illinois Mar 19, 2017

    Appeals Court Refuses to Stop Oil in Dakota Access Pipeline

    An appeals court on Saturday refused a request from Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes for an “emergency” order that would prevent oil from flowing through Dakota Access pipeline....
    The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit means the $3.8 billion pipeline to move North Dakota oil to a distribution point in Illinois could...

  • spokesman Mar 17, 2017

    US Taxpayers Might Be on the Hook for Pipeline Protest Costs

    North Dakota officials appear poised to go after the U.S. government — and thus U.S. taxpayers — to recoup more than $38 million in state expenses related to months of protests against the Dakota Access pipeline, though a longstanding offer from the project’s developer to pay up is still on the table. One taxpayer watchdog group questions why the state...

  • JUDGE Mar 15, 2017

    Amnesty International: Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Faced Abuse

    Amnesty International USA is asking the state of North Dakota to address alleged human rights violations against Dakota Access pipeline opponents. Hundreds of protesters were arrested from August through February. Amnesty International says it has documented numerous instances of excessive force or intimidation by police and excessive criminal charges. The organization sent a letter asking Republican Gov. Doug Burgum and...

  • San Francisco Mar 15, 2017

    SF Supervisors Vote in Favor of Pipeline Divestment Efforts

    The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted in support of efforts to divest from banks financing the Dakota Access Pipeline.

  • Donald Trump Mar 11, 2017

    Hundreds Protest DAPL Outside White House

    Hundreds of demonstrators rallied outside the White House on Friday in protest of contruction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. President Donald Trump signed an executive order January to facilitate construction progress on the controversial pipeline.

  • Donald Trump Mar 11, 2017

    Opponents of Dakota Pipeline Bring Their Message to Trump

    With options dwindling to stop construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, American Indians and their supporters brought their message to President Donald Trump on Friday with rallies outside the White House and his Washington hotel. Even if the pipeline is completed, the protest movement has been successful because it has called attention to the issue of tribal sovereignty,...

  • Donald Trump Mar 7, 2017

    Judge Rejects Bid to Stop Dakota Access Pipeline Construction

    A federal judge declined Tuesday to temporarily stop construction of the final section of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, clearing the way for oil to flow as soon as next week. The Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux had asked U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington to direct the Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw permission for Texas-based...

  • Donald Trump Mar 5, 2017

    Keystone Pipeline Won't Use US Steel Despite Trump Pledge

    The Keystone XL oil pipeline won’t have to use American steel in its construction, despite what President Donald Trump says. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday that’s due to language in a presidential directive Trump issued in January. The directive applies to new pipelines or those under repair. Sanders said it would be hard to do an about-face...

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