Dakota Access pipeline

Dakota Access oil pipeline to stay open during review

Dakota Access PipelineWASHINGTON – The Biden administration reiterated that the Dakota Access oil pipeline should continue to operate while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts an extensive environmental review, although the Corps said again it could change its mind. The Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes have filed for an injunction asking U.S. District Judge James Boasberg to shut…

Fargo Activists Jog Against DAPL

Three Fargo Runners take to the street to both exercise and Protest.

FARGO, N.D. – Some people in Fargo are voicing their opposition to Dakota Access and Line 3 oil pipelines through exercise. Subzero temperatures didn’t stop these joggers from making their way from Island Park to City Hall and back on Tuesday. The group is running in solidarity with the Standing Rock Youth Council, which is completing a bigger challenge of…

Pipeline Opponents Hope President Biden Takes More Action

After President Joe Biden revoked Keystone XL’s presidential permit, opponents of other pipelines are hoping the projects they’ve been fighting will be next. Environmentalists and American Indian tribes calling on Biden to stop Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 replacement in Minnesota. Opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline that originates in North Dakota also appealed to the administration. It hasn’t specified what…

Judge dismisses DAPL lawsuit that claimed excessive force

BISMARCK, N.D. – A federal judge has thrown out the lawsuit of an Arizona man who claimed North Dakota law enforcement officers injured him and violated his civil rights during the Dakota Access pipeline protests. U.S. District Judge Daniel Traynor ruled that 24-year-old Marcus Mitchell placed himself where he knew less-than-lethal weapons were being used and failed to show that…

North Dakota’s request to dismiss road closure suit denied

Dakota Access PipelineBISMARCK, N.D.–A federal judge has denied North Dakota’s request to dismiss a lawsuit filed over the five-month closure of a section of highway during the large protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The federal lawsuit brought by members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and a reservation priest in 2018 alleges that the closure of state Highway…

Feds want deal with North Dakota over pipeline protest costs

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is recommending that the federal government negotiate a settlement with North Dakota for more than $38 million that the state spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The request comes following a federal judge’s decision last month to deny the federal government’s motion to dismiss North Dakota’s lawsuit seeking…

ND & Tribal Leaders Respond to Shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline

This ruling is the first major victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe since protests and legal battles began over the pipeline in 2016.

WASHINGTON – Oil flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline may come to a standstill after a federal judge ordered the pipeline to shutdown by August 5th. Oil cannot continue to flow until the Army Corps of Engineers completes an Environmental Impact Statement. Federal Judge James Boasberg ruled the Army Corps of Engineers ‘did not adequately consider the impacts of an…

Judge orders Dakota Access pipeline shut down pending review

The pipeline has been carrying oil for three years.

Dakota Access PipelineFARGO, N.D. (AP)–A federal judge has ordered the Dakota Access pipeline to shut down until more environmental review is done. The pipeline has been carrying oil for three years. But U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said in April that the pipeline remains “highly controversial” under federal environmental law and a more extensive review was necessary than the environmental…

North Dakota Regulators Poised to Approve Pipeline Expansion

Opponents say the expansion would increase the possibility of an oil spill.

Dakota Access PipelineBISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota regulators are expected to take action Wednesday on a proposal to expand the capacity of the Dakota Access pipeline. The Public Service Commission signaled last month that it would approve a permit for a pumping station that’s needed for Energy Transfer to double the capacity of the pipeline to meet growing demand for oil shipments…

Judge Dismisses Felony Charge Related to Pipeline Protest

Malcolm still faces a misdemeanor charge of engaging in a riot.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A judge in North Dakota has dismissed a felony conspiracy charge against a South Dakota man who prosecutors say was part of the 2016 riot at the Dakota Access pipeline construction site. Lawrence Malcolm Jr. was charged last year with conspiring to commit criminal mischief based on DNA from a cigarette butt left at the scene. His attorney argued…