To hear environmental activists tell it, the Dakota Access Pipeline Project has run roughshod over Native American rights, heritage — and objections. But to hear the federal judge presiding over the case tell it, the company building the pipeline and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been both diligent and respectful in their efforts to […]
In North Dakota, winter is coming. This has been a reason to push for more funding for the 700-some protesters remaining at the Standing Rock Reservation near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. The group, which first gathered in April to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline, is increasing its calls for aid as the weather gets colder. The […]
According to your article, the anti pipeline protesters camping out in North Dakota seem to be having a great time [What’s next for anti-pipeline camp? Oct. 16] Free food and shelter in a Woodstock-like environment, with their parents probably paying their way. We need to get some bands up there like the Grateful Dead, along with a […]
The walk to get to dinner or a movie in downtown Cherokee has gotten a little longer since late spring, when parking became harder to come by. With a number of construction workers involved with the Dakota Access oil pipeline and other major projects taking up temporary residence here, businesses in Cherokee and other Northwest Iowa […]
A coalition of energy and manufacturing groups is criticizing an Obama administration review of permitting decisions for a controversial pipeline project in North Dakota. In a letter to three administration officials on Thursday, the groups took aim at the Army Corps of Engineers and the Departments of Justice and Interior, which are reviewing whether the corps followed proper procedure when it approved the Dakota Access Pipeline over the summer.
The repercussions of the Obama administration’s decision to continue delaying the more than half-completed Dakota Access pipeline would extend well beyond billions in private investment dollars, tens of thousands of lost jobs, and hundreds of millions in denied annual tax revenues. At stake is the fragile nexus between state and federal regulation of the private […]
In the worst-case scenario, a leak from the Dakota Access pipeline would release 19,000 barrels — about 800,000 gallons — of oil at a location near Williston. That is the maximum release on the North Dakota part of the 1,172-mile line, according to an analysis Dakota Access was required to complete as part of its permit […]
What is often misunderstood is the oil and gas industry does care about the environment. Many companies in North Dakota are either based out of North Dakota and/or employ North Dakota residents. These people do not want to harm the environment, and this is evident by the long planning process of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Earlier today U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and four other Democratic senators asked President Obama to halt construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline and order that a full environmental review be completed. In a statement, MAIN Coalition spokesperson Craig Stevens challenged the request, noting that the project has already been fully vetted and approved by both the federal […]
A new report released by the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) shows that Energy Transfer Equity—the Dallas-based parent company of Dakota Access—invested more than $9.3 billion in the United States last year. Started in 2012, PPI’s “Investment Heroes” report provides an annual ranking of American companies that are making substantial capital investments and improving the national […]