Braun, protester of Dakota Access pipeline, dies at 53November 29, 2022 GMT
EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. (AP) — Joye Braun, a fierce advocate for Native American rights and an organizer of protests against the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, has died.
Braun, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux, died Nov.
Woman gets 6 years in prison for damaging pipelineSeptember 23, 2022 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge sentenced an Arizona woman on Thursday to six years in prison for using a cutting torch to damage the Dakota Access pipeline in Iowa and setting fire to pipeline equipment in three counties in 2016 and 2017.
Court upholds ‘terrorism’ sentencing of pipeline saboteurJune 6, 2022 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday upheld an eight-year prison sentence for an environmental activist who tried to sabotage the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Jessica Reznicek pleaded guilty in June 2021 to a charge of conspiracy to damage an energy facility for vandalizing construction sites on the 1,200-mile (1,930-kilometer) pipeline in 2016 and 2017.
State Supreme Court: Pipeline security records are publicJune 3, 2022 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has rejected a last-ditch attempt to keep Dakota Access Pipeline construction security records private.
North Dakota Supreme Court: DAPL documents are publicApril 29, 2022 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that thousands of documents related to security during the construction of the heavily protested Dakota Access Pipeline are public and subject to the state’s open records law.
Appeals court revives part of pipeline protester’s lawsuitMarch 18, 2022 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal appeals judges have revived part of a lawsuit filed by an Arizona man who claims law enforcement officers in North Dakota seriously injured him and violated his civil rights during protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline five years ago.
Supreme Court won’t take Dakota Access Pipeline caseFebruary 22, 2022 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to consider an appeal of a lawsuit over the Dakota Access Pipeline, meaning that an ongoing environmental review of the pipeline will continue.
Judge refuses to delay release of disputed DAPL documentsJanuary 22, 2022 GMT
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.
North Dakota judge rules DAPL documents are publicJanuary 4, 2022 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A state judge has ruled that thousands of documents related to security during the construction in North Dakota of the heavily protested Dakota Access Pipeline are public and subject to the state’s open records law.
Judge sides with law enforcement in pipeline protest suitDecember 31, 2021 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has sided with local law enforcement in a case brought by Dakota Access Pipeline demonstrators alleging excessive use of force by police at a protest site in North Dakota in 2016.
Pipeline documents case headed to North Dakota high courtDecember 1, 2021 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — 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.
Indigenous filmmaker’s ‘every breath’ a fight for his peopleSeptember 30, 2021 GMT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Myron Dewey, a filmmaker and journalist who helped draw worldwide attention to the concerns of Native Americans fighting an oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, has died.
More oil shipped as Dakota Access Pipeline expansion startsAugust 6, 2021 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — More oil is being shipped through the Dakota Access Pipeline to the dismay of opponents who say the line expansion should not have gone into service before an environmental study has been completed.
Regulators plan to fine pipeline operators for safety issuesJuly 23, 2021 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal regulators say they plan to fine the operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline $93,200 over pipeline safety violations.
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration say the violations pertain to physical aspects of the pipeline and monitoring systems.
Dakota Access lawsuit dismissed; future challenges possibleJune 23, 2021 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe challenging the operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
With his ruling, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg outlined a path for a future legal challenge to an ongoing environmental review, should the tribe seek to make one.
Munitions being detonated as evidence in pipeline lawsuitMay 3, 2021 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Munitions were expected to be detonated Monday as attorneys attempt to gather evidence in a federal lawsuit by a Dakota Access pipeline protester who was injured in a skirmish with law enforcement officers during the height of demonstrations against the pipeline...
Dakota Access pipeline wants review from US Supreme CourtApril 29, 2021 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The owners of the Dakota Access pipeline said Thursday they want the U.S. Supreme Court to review lower court opinions confirming that the project deserves a thorough environmental review and is currently operating without a key federal permit...
Standing Rock disputes new figures by Dakota Access ownersApril 25, 2021 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Attorneys for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota and South Dakota say the U...
Pipeline owner: Shutdown would cause dire financial effectsApril 20, 2021 GMT
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The owner of the Dakota Access pipeline that moves oil from North Dakota to Illinois says shutting down the line would have dire financial consequences based on recent economic conditions...
Dakota Access asks for full appeals court review on permitApril 14, 2021 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Owners of the Dakota Access pipeline have asked the full Washington D.C. circuit court to review a panel’s decision that essentially said the North Dakota project is operating without a key permit, even though the decision to keep oil flowing remains in the hands of a federal judge...
Matriarch in fight against Dakota Access Pipeline has diedApril 13, 2021 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — LaDonna Allard, a woman considered a matriarch in the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline, has died at age 64...
Judge orders delay amid debate over Dakota Access pipelineApril 9, 2021 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge on Friday delayed a decision on whether the Dakota Access Oil pipeline should be shut down while the U...
Veteran who fundraised for DAPL protest sues Bismarck, HertzMarch 27, 2021 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former U.S. Marine who launched a fundraising effort to bring military veterans to join a protest camp of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota in 2017 has sued the city of Bismarck and a rental company over a rental car dispute that resulted in a warrant for his arrest...
Judge: Corps must decide next move on Dakota Access pipelineJanuary 27, 2021 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must outline its plans for the Dakota Access oil pipeline after an appeals court confirmed the line is operating without a key permit, a federal judge said Wednesday...
Court upholds order for Dakota Access environmental reviewJanuary 26, 2021 GMT
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a district judge's order for a full environmental impact review of the Dakota Access pipeline, but declined to shut the line down while the review is completed...
Tribes make new move to shut down Dakota Access PipelineOctober 20, 2020 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Native American tribes opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline once again have asked a federal judge to stop the flow of oil while the legal battle over the line’s future plays out...
Judge rejects Dakota Access pipeline request to stop closureJuly 10, 2020 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge rejected a request from the operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline to halt an order to shut down the oil pipeline during a lengthy environmental review...
Setbacks hamper pipeline industry backed by TrumpJuly 9, 2020 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — After a U.S. energy boom and strong backing from President Donald Trump propelled a major expansion of the nation’s sprawling oil and gas pipeline network, mounting political pressures and legal setbacks have put its future growth in doubt even as the pandemic saps demand for fuel...
Judge rejects Dakota Access request for emergency orderJuly 8, 2020 GMT
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a request for an emergency order to delay the process of shutting down the Dakota Access pipeline while attorneys appeal a ruling to shutter the pipeline during the course of an environmental review...
Judge orders Dakota Access pipeline shut down pending reviewJuly 6, 2020 GMT
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered the Dakota Access pipeline shut down for additional environmental review more than three years after it began pumping oil — handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and delivering a blow to President Donald Trump’s efforts to weaken public health and environmental protections his administration views as obstacles to businesses...
Judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access pipelineMarch 25, 2020 GMT
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a full environmental review of the Dakota Access pipeline, nearly three years after it began carrying oil despite protests by people who gathered in North Dakota for more than a year.
North Dakota regulators OK expanded Dakota Access pipelineFebruary 19, 2020 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators on Wednesday unanimously approved expanded capacity for the Dakota Access pipeline, saying they believed the project had met exhaustive state and federal requirements...
Iowa wants expert review of Dakota Access Pipeline expansionJanuary 21, 2020 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Iowa regulators want owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline to provide expert analysis to back up the company’s claim that doubling the line’s capacity won't increase the likelihood of a spill, a requirement their counterparts in North Dakota haven't imposed...
Tribe to argue against expansion of Dakota Access pipelineNovember 12, 2019 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Standing Rock Sioux Tribe members have long maintained that a leak in the Dakota Access oil pipeline would threaten their Missouri River water supply, and on Wednesday they will argue that a new proposal to double the line's capacity magnifies the probability of a disastrous oil spill...
Board OKs expanded Dakota Access Pipeline pump stationOctober 23, 2019 GMT
CANTON, S.D. (AP) — Commissioners in a South Dakota county on Tuesday approved a conditional use permit for a pumping station needed for an expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline...
Federal agency resists paying North Dakota oil protest costSeptember 18, 2019 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The federal government is contesting North Dakota's claims that the state should be reimbursed for the $38 million the state spent policing prolonged protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline...
Judge: Tribe may intervene on Dakota Access pipeline planSeptember 12, 2019 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge is allowing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to intervene on a proposed expansion of the Dakota Access pipeline...
DNA from cigarette leads to Dakota Access arrest 3 years onSeptember 6, 2019 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities in North Dakota relied on DNA collected from a cigarette butt to charge a man with engaging in a riot for his part in a Dakota Access pipeline protest three years ago that caused damage estimated at hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to an affidavit...
Tribe seeks to intervene on proposed DAPL expansionAugust 28, 2019 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed a motion Wednesday to intervene on a proposed expansion of the Dakota Access pipeline that would double the line's capacity...
Pipeline pique complicates Heitkamp’s 2nd term Senate hopesMay 27, 2018 GMT
STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. (AP) — Standing Rock Sioux tribal member Marlo Hunte-Beaubrun went door to door on North Dakota's largest American Indian reservations in 2012 turning out the tribal vote to help put Democrat Heidi Heitkamp in the U...
Dakota Access developer gives $15M toward security costsSeptember 28, 2017 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The builder of the Dakota Access pipeline sent North Dakota $15 million on Thursday to help pay law enforcement bills related to months of sometimes violent protests over the project's construction...
More arrests in anti-pipeline actionJuly 31, 2017 GMT
SANDISFIELD, Mass. (AP) — There were some new faces at Otis State Forest Saturday, and they've come here from Standing Rock in North Dakota, they say, to continue fighting another pipeline.
"They called and we answered," said Alvin Grassrope, referring to the climate justice group, Sugar Shack Alliance, of which 22 more members were arrested for trespassing into pipeline work areas on Saturday.
Dakota Access pipeline leaked 84 gallons of oil in AprilMay 10, 2017 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Dakota Access pipeline leaked 84 gallons of oil in South Dakota early last month, which an American Indian tribe says bolsters its argument that the pipeline jeopardizes its water supply and deserves further environmental review.
Changes come to 1 of world’s largest indigenous gatheringsApril 29, 2017 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — 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...
Dakota Access fight provides blueprint for pipeline protestsApril 2, 2017 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Prolonged protests in North Dakota have failed to stop the flow of oil through the Dakota Access pipeline, at least for now, but they have provided inspiration and a blueprint for protests against pipelines in other states...
Company: Oil in pipeline under Missouri River reservoirMarch 28, 2017 GMT
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...
Judge won’t stop oil from flowing through disputed pipelineMarch 15, 2017 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge refused to head off the imminent flow of oil in the disputed Dakota Access pipeline, likely clearing the way for operations to begin next week...
When it comes to fossil fuels, nothing is simpleFebruary 25, 2017 GMT
If the cosmos likes to joke around, it could hardly have demonstrated a better sense of timing and location than it did in the first week of December, when a pipeline leak spilled 176,000 gallons of crude oil into the Ash Coulee Creek in North Dakota, just 150 miles from the spot where protesters have voiced opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline.
The Latest: 46 protesters arrested while police clear campFebruary 23, 2017 GMT
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the closing of a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local):
Authorities say they arrested 46 protesters while clearing a Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp in North Dakota.
Durango protesters unite against Dakota Access PipelineFebruary 23, 2017 GMT
Most oil pipeline opponents leave North Dakota protest campFebruary 23, 2017 GMT
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Most of the Dakota Access pipeline opponents abandoned their protest camp Wednesday ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land, and authorities moved to arrest some who defied the order in a final show of dissent...
Riot charge used against journalists covering N.D. pipeline protestsFebruary 11, 2017 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. — At least five journalists have been charged with engaging in a riot while covering Dakota Access Pipeline protests, an offense that would carry a stiffer penalty under a proposal before the North Dakota Legislature.
The Latest: Challenge to pipeline finish to be heard MondayFebruary 9, 2017 GMT
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the four-state, $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline (all times local):...
Pipeline backers make big promises about jobs, growthJanuary 27, 2017 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — TransCanada has quickly filed a new application to build Keystone XL, one of two big oil pipelines being given a second chance by President Donald Trump.
Former President Barack Obama rejected the Keystone XL in 2015...
3 released in Dakota Access pipeline stadium protestJanuary 3, 2017 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three people who were arrested after Dakota Access pipeline protesters rappelled from the roof of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium to unfurl a banner were released from jail Monday with charges pending.
How will it end? Experts weigh in on possible outcomes of Dakota Access Pipeline protestDecember 4, 2016 GMT
FARGO, N.D. — When Joye Braun and her cousin first began camping in April near the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers, she thought maybe 200 or 300 people would join their fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
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Pipeline protest arrests strain North Dakota’s court systemNovember 29, 2016 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The hundreds of arrests during the months of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota have created an unprecedented burden for the state's court system, which faces huge cost overruns and doesn't have enough judges, lawyers and clerks to handle the workload.
Frustrated governor says Dakota Access pipeline delay serves ‘no purpose’November 21, 2016 GMT
MANDAN, N.D. — Gov. Jack Dalrymple expressed frustration Friday at the federal government’s inaction on the Dakota Access Pipeline and said he’s continuing to push the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to resolve the situation.