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igns left by protesters demonstrating against the Energy Transfer Partners Dakota Access oil pipeline sit at the gate of a construction access road where construction has been stopped for several weeks due to the protests near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S. September 6, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Cullen

Court Ruling in Favor of #NoDAPL Activists Illustrates Everything That’s Wrong With the Federal Regulatory Regime

Court Ruling in Favor of #NoDAPL Activists Illustrates Everything That’s Wrong With the Federal Regulatory Regime

Oil has been flowing through the much-contested Dakota Access Pipeline for about two months now. Energy Transfer Partners, which built the pipeline, achieved that goal after clearing years of regulatory hurdles and legal folderol. But yesterday federal Judge James Boasberg issued a ruling that, while rejecting most of the legal arguments made against the pipeline by

Standing Rock Chairman David Archambault scuffles with law enforcement officers during a #NoDAPL protest in August 2016. Photo via Twitter

Standing Rock Chairman David Archambault Found Not Guilty of Disorderly Conduct, Here’s Video of What He Did

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman David Archambault, along with tribal council member Dana Yellow Fat, were on trial in Bismarck today over disorderly conduct charges related to the #NoDAPL protests. Both men were found not guilty today per Bismarck Tribune reporter Caroline Grueskin: BREAKING: Standing Rock Chairman Dave Archambault and Councilman Dana Yellow Fat found not guilty of

Dakota Access Pipeline opponents sing prayer songs Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, as they vacate the Oceti Sakowin camp near Cannon Ball, N.D., ahead of the evacuation deadline. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

Law Enforcement Coordinated Response to #NoDAPL Protests With Pipeline Security Contractor, and So What?

A left wing website called The Intercept obtained and published a bunch of documents illustrating coordination between law enforcement personnel a contractors working on behalf of the Dakota Access Pipeline company during the violent and unlawful #NoDAPL protests last year. “TigerSwan used military-style counter-terrorism measures against what it considered ‘an ideologically driven insurgency,’ the documents

Dave Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, waits to give his speech against the Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access oil pipeline during the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Standing Rock Tribal Chairman David Archambault, Who Helped Instigate #NoDAPL Protests, Running for Re-Election

According to an official notice (see below) Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault will be one of ten candidates running to be chairman of the tribe. Archambault led his tribe during the often violent, often unlawful #NoDAPL protests. He partnered the tribe with some far-left environmental groups, and put out a call nationally for activists to

NBC News reporter Cal Perry records a report about buffalo hunts at a #NoDAPL protest camp in January 2017.

Reporter Responsible for “Floating Buffalo” Fake News During #NoDAPL Protests Gets a Big Promotion

Back during the violent #NoDAPL protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline there was a news report from NBC’s Cal Perry about protesters who were worried a pipeline leak would ruin buffalo hunts since locals float the animals they harvest down the river. Only, the story was totally bogus. In fact, Perry was apparently told it

Police use a water cannon to put out a fire started by protesters during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S. November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Senator Hoeven: North Dakota May Get $15 Million in Federal Funds to Pay for #NoDAPL Protest Response

As of February of this year the cost of North Dakota’s state and local response to the often violent, often unlawful #NoDAPL protests was some $33 million (through February). State officials, including Governor Doug Burgum, have insisted that the federal government should reimburse the state for those costs. “I believe North Dakota taxpayers should be paying zero

Protest organizer Kristen Kelsch hold a sign and chants across the street from the State Capitol in Bismarck during a #NoDAPL protest in 2016.

Environmental Activist: “We Have a Moral Responsibility to Blow up Wells and Eliminate Fracking and Workers”

“If the oil and gas industry puts fracking wells in our neighborhoods, threatening our lives and our children’s lives, then don’t we have a moral responsibility to blow up wells and eliminate fracking and workers?” environmental activist Andrew J. O’Connor wrote in the Boulder Daily Camera on April 19. It was a letter to the

Signs hang in the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Apparent #NoDAPL Protester Found Dead in River Near Former Site of Protest Camps

Some very sad news out of Morton County today. “The Morton County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 9-1-1 call of a body floating near the shoreline of the mouth of the Cannonball River yesterday,” a press release from the county states. “Authorities transported the deceased male to the ND Medical Examiner’s office in Bismarck where

#NoDAPL Protesters Visit Congressman Cramer’s Office, Friendly Discussion Ensues

Some protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline visited Congressman Kevin Cramer’s office this evening and something kind of cool happened. A very cordial 30 minute discussion ensued. There was none of the shouting or vandalism or disruption which has, unfortunately, been a common theme of anti-oil protests. Instead a very nice older gentleman, with a

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton (Pioneer Press: John Autey)

Governor Dayton Says North Dakota Was “Just Trying to Pull Other States in” to #NoDAPL Protests

The feud between the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association and Governor Mark Dayton keeps getting uglier. It started with the MSA sending Dayton a letter accusing him of making a political decision to ignore requests for assistance with the #NoPAL protests made by North Dakota officials through a state compact. Dayton then responded with his own letter

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