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FBI concludes investigation of explosion that seriously injured DAPL protester

FARGO (KVRR) – The FBI has completed its investigation of an explosion that seriously injured a New York woman during the 2016 Dakota Access Pipeline Protest. An attorney for Sophia Wilansky revealed in court documents that the investigation is concluded. “The FBI has now notified (Wilansky) that it has formally ended and closed its investigation of Ms. Wilansky’s injury, ”…

Judge Refuses To Delay DAPL Security Documents

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A state judge has refused to delay the release of thousands of documents related to security during the construction in North Dakota of the heavily protested Dakota Access Pipeline. South Central District Judge Cynthia Feland in late December ruled that the documents are public. Attorneys for pipeline developer Energy Transfer asked Feland to put on hold…

Pipeline documents case headed to North Dakota Supreme Court

Dakota Access PipelineBISMARCK, N.D.  – A legal battle is headed to North Dakota’s Supreme Court over access to thousands of documents related to the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the company that oversaw security during construction. Pipeline developer Energy Transfer and a subsidiary sued the state board that regulates security firms, seeking the return of some 16,000 documents….

North Dakota can claim DAPL policing costs as damages

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota can continue to pursue reimbursement from the federal government of the millions of dollars spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Daniel Traynor denied the federal government’s motion to rule in its favor regarding North Dakota’s attempt to recover more than $38 million relating to the…

Indigenous filmmaker Myron Dewey, who documented DAPL protests, dies

Myron Dewey (Facebook)CARSON CITY, Nev. – An Indigenous filmmaker who helped draw worldwide attention to the concerns of Native Americans fighting an oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation has died. Myron Dewey was a citizen of the Walker River Paiute Tribe. He died Sunday after his car crashed in rural Nevada. The 49-year-old won acclaim for his footage…

Tribes say DAPL review company has conflict of interest

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The head of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is asking a federal agency overseeing the environmental review of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to cut ties with a contractor conducting the analysis, citing a conflict of interest. Chairman Mike Faith and other tribal leaders fighting the pipeline sent a letter Wednesday to a top U.S. Army…

Feds, North Dakota to negotiate pipeline policing costs

BISMARCK, N.D. – Federal and state lawyers will meet next week to negotiate a settlement for money that North Dakota claims it spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. North Dakota filed a lawsuit two years ago seeking to recover more than $38 million in damages from the months-long pipeline protests almost five years ago. The state argues…

Dakota Access lawsuit dismissed, future challenges possible

BISMARCK, N.D. – A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe challenging the operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline. But U.S. District Judge James Boasberg on Tuesday outlined a path for a future legal challenge to an ongoing environmental review, should the tribe seek to make one. Boasberg indicated if the tribe plans to…

Judge allows Dakota Access Pipeline to stay open pending review

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – A federal judge has denied a request by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline pending the outcome of an environmental review. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg announced his decision Friday. Attorneys for pipeline owner Energy Transfer, argued that stopping the flow of oil in the pipeline would be…