Latest Dakota Access Pipeline News

Dakota Access pipeline developer defends racketeering claims

Sep. 20, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company that built the Dakota Access oil pipeline says environmental group Greenpeace should be held legally accountable for violating federal racketeering laws. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners sued Greenpeace and two other groups for up to $1 billion last year, arguing they...

Landowners oppose oil pipeline before Iowa Supreme Court

Sep. 12, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A group of Iowa landowners and an environmental group asked the Iowa Supreme Court Wednesday to declare a crude oil pipeline permit illegal under the Iowa Constitution, a decision that could force the pipeline in operation for more than a year to be turned off. The attorney for a...

Tribes: Trump illegally approved oil pipeline from Canada

Sep. 10, 2018 5:06 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Native American tribes in Montana and South Dakota sued the Trump administration on Monday, claiming it approved an oil pipeline from Canada without considering potential damage to cultural sites from spills and construction. Attorneys for the Rosebud Sioux tribe and Fort Belknap...

Greenpeace wants Dakota Access racketeering suit dismissed

Sep. 5, 2018 3:06 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The lone remaining environmental group facing racketeering accusations by the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline has asked a federal judge to be dismissed from the case. Greenpeace attorneys on Tuesday filed documents arguing that revised allegations by Texas-based Energy...

US accused of planning crackdown on pipeline protests

Sep. 4, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Civil liberties advocates sued the U.S. government Tuesday, alleging law enforcement agencies have been making preparations to crack down on anticipated protests over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union and its Montana affiliate filed the...

Protesters begin 100-mile march against Dakota Access

Sep. 3, 2018 2:09 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — About two dozen environmental demonstrators are undertaking a 100-mile march in Iowa to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The Des Moines Register reports that they began their eight-day trek Saturday in Des Moines. Advocacy groups Bold Iowa and Indigenous Iowa organized the...

Corps: No new impacts found in Dakota Access pipeline review

Aug. 31, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday completed more than a year of additional study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, saying the work substantiated its earlier determination that the pipeline poses no significant environmental threats. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in June...

2 Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters lose appeals

Aug. 29, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The first people to be sent to jail for protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota have lost their appeals to the state's Supreme Court. Mary Redway, of Providence, Rhode Island, and Alexander Simon, of Lamy, New Mexico, were convicted last October of disorderly...

Dakota Access protester injured in blast loses legal battle

Aug. 28, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A New York City woman who suffered a serious arm injury in an explosion while protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota lost a legal battle to obtain evidence she wanted to bolster a civil rights lawsuit against law enforcement. Sophia Wilansky sued the federal...

Environmental groups fight back against corporate lawsuits

Aug. 28, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Twenty environmental and civil liberties groups are fighting back against lawsuits they believe are aimed at limiting free speech and silencing critics. The "Protect the Protest" task force announced Tuesday targets what are known as strategic lawsuits against public participation, or...