Latest Dakota Access Pipeline News

State defends South Dakota pipeline protest legislation

Apr. 19, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

South Dakota's governor and attorney general are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging a new law that aims to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline if it's built. The law allows officials to pursue criminal or civil penalties from demonstrators who engage in "riot...

North Dakota, Dakota Access developer settle land dispute

Apr. 18, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota and the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline settled a lawsuit over the Texas company's ownership of ranchland in the Plains state where corporations aren't allowed in the farming industry. The deal awaiting a judge's approval involves a business structure that...

ACLU challenges South Dakota pipeline protest legislation

Mar. 28, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a new law signed by South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem aimed at potential protests against the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline. The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit Thursday on behalf of groups and individuals planning to protest the pipeline or...

Corps fights tribal request for more pipeline study records

Mar. 12, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal officials who permitted the Dakota Access oil pipeline are turning over some documents sought by American Indian tribes suing over the project, but said a request for dozens more records is vague and overly broad and should be rejected by a federal judge. Texas-based Energy...

South Dakota passes bills to discourage Keystone XL rioting

Mar. 7, 2019 6:35 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota is poised to approve laws aimed at potential protests against the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline, seeking to prevent disruptive demonstrations like those against the Dakota Access pipeline that cost neighboring North Dakota nearly $40 million and led to hundreds of...

Panel passes bills aimed at possible Keystone XL protests

Mar. 6, 2019 7:59 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota legislative panel voted Wednesday to endorse bills proposed by Gov. Kristi Noem aimed at preparing for potential protests over the Keystone XL oil pipeline despite opposition from tribal representatives who said they weren't consulted about the contentious legislation....

Noem offers bills aimed at possible Keystone XL protests

Mar. 4, 2019 9:36 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said Monday that she's proposing a new framework for oil pipeline construction before building starts on the Keystone XL pipeline, introducing legislation that would require companies behind such projects to chip in on protest-related expenses and create a...

The Latest: ALCU: Noem Keystone XL bills chill free speech

Mar. 4, 2019 4:02 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's bills aimed at possible Keystone XL protests (all times local): 3 p.m. The American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota is objecting to bills proposed by Gov. Kristi Noem aimed at protests around the construction of the Keystone XL oil...

Tribes accuse Corps of withholding pipeline study records

Mar. 2, 2019 9:56 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tribes battling the Dakota Access oil pipeline in court are accusing the Army Corps of Engineers of withholding dozens of documents that could bolster their case that the pipeline could unfairly impact them. Many of the records that attorneys for the four Sioux tribes allege are...

APNewsBreak: Tribe says Corps' pipeline findings preordained

Feb. 28, 2019 4:04 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Native American tribe leading the fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline said Thursday that an Army Corps of Engineers document shows the agency concluded the pipeline won't unfairly affect tribes before it consulted them. Standing Rock Sioux officials say the document,...