Latest Dakota Access Pipeline News

Corps: No more Dakota Access Pipeline study needed

Oct. 19, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An attorney for the Army Corps of Engineers is asking a judge to sign off on the Corps' conclusion that the Dakota Access oil pipeline doesn't harm American Indian tribes. The Corps wants U.S. District Judge James Boasberg to rule in favor of its August 2018 finding that no more...

Unlikely alliance fighting pipeline in Texas Hill Country

Oct. 19, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) — One of the longest proposed new natural gas pipelines in the U.S. is set to run through Heath Frantzen's property in the Texas Hill Country, where more than 600 white-tailed and trophy axis deer graze on a hunting ranch his family has owned for three generations. Fearing...

2 women indicted for federal counts in pipeline

Oct. 1, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two women accused of damaging valves and setting fire to construction equipment along an oil pipeline that crosses Iowa and three other states have been indicted on federal charges in the case, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. A grand jury on Sept. 19 indicted Jessica Reznicek and...

Judge partially blocks law aimed at oil pipeline protests

Sep. 18, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

A federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked enforcement of some new South Dakota laws that aim to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline. A lawsuit spearheaded by the American Civil Liberties Union against Gov. Kristi Noem and state Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg alleges that...

Federal agency resists paying North Dakota oil protest cost

Sep. 18, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

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. The Army Corps of Engineers filed a motion Tuesday asking a federal judge to dismiss...

Judge: Tribe may intervene on Dakota Access pipeline plan

Sep. 12, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge is allowing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to intervene on a proposed expansion of the Dakota Access pipeline. Administrative Law Judge Tim Dawson approved the tribe's petition for status as an intervenor Thursday in the case before the Public Service Commission. Dawson's order...

DNA from cigarette leads to Dakota Access arrest 3 years on

Sep. 6, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

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. Morton County...

Tribe seeks to intervene on proposed DAPL expansion

Aug. 28, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

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. The tribe, which led original opposition to the crude oil pipeline, petitioned for status as an intervenor in the case...

Dakota Access protester seeks release of officers' testimony

Aug. 26, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An American Indian activist accused of inciting a riot during protests against the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota wants law officers' testimony in his now-resolved case to be unsealed. Chase Iron Eyes said the depositions will demonstrate what he describes as injustice done to...