Latest Dakota Access Pipeline protests 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...

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...

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...

Injured pipeline protester argues for lawsuit to proceed

Feb. 26, 2019 3:58 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A New York City woman severely injured while protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota says she deserves an opportunity to gather more evidence from the government to prove her claim in federal court that she was intentionally targeted with a concussion grenade....

Dakota Access developer sues Greenpeace in state court

Feb. 23, 2019 10:00 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is going after the environmental group Greenpeace in state court in North Dakota, after a judge tossed the company's $1 billion racketeering claim out of federal court. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners on Thursday sued Greenpeace and...

Government: Highway shutdown not aimed at tribe, media

Feb. 22, 2019 3:42 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Government officials say the five-month shutdown of a North Dakota highway during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline was not aimed at manipulating the media or the American Indian tribe that has led the protracted fight against the project. Authorities had justifiable...