Latest Dakota Access Pipeline News

Minnesota court affirms approval of Line 3 oil pipeline

Jun. 14, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed state regulators' key approvals of Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project, in a dispute that drew over 1,000 protesters to northern Minnesota last week. A three-judge panel...

Dakota Access foes seek environmental review updates from US

Jun. 11, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents asked a judge Friday to require the pipeline company and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide detailed monthly status reports while the federal government conducts an extensive environmental review of the project. ...

Fight over Canadian oil rages on after pipeline's demise

Jun. 10, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Keystone XL is dead after a 12-year attempt to build the oil pipeline, yet the fight over Canadian crude rages on as emboldened environmentalists target other projects and pressure President Joe Biden to intervene — all while oil imports from the north keep...

Oil pipeline foes protest Enbridge's Line 3 in Minnesota

Jun. 07, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

SOLWAY, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters vowing to do whatever it takes to stop a Canadian-based company's push to replace an aging pipeline blocked a pump station Monday in northern Minnesota, with some people chaining themselves to construction equipment before police began making...

Judge: Dakota Access line can stay open pending Corps review

May. 21, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that the Dakota Access oil pipeline may continue operating while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts an extensive environmental review. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg made his decision after attorneys for the...

Judge declines to shut down Dakota Access oil pipeline while Army Corps conducts environmental review

May. 21, 2021 15:52 PM EDT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Judge declines to shut down Dakota Access oil pipeline while Army Corps conducts environmental review.

Regulators approved McKenzie County pipeline project

May. 20, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators have approved a pipeline project that will send more Bakken crude to a Wyoming oil hub. Bridger Pipeline plans to convert 27 miles of an oil gathering pipeline into a larger transmission line in McKenzie County. It also will...

Dakotas officials weathering ups and downs of oil industry

May. 17, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Four years ago, 64 rigs were actively drilling in the oil field in North Dakota. As of earlier this month, 17 rigs were actively drilling. The current downturn has had an impact on North Dakota’s oil patch but yet the state produced 1.083 million...

Pipeline company must pay lawyers in Bayou Bridge trespass

May. 14, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A pipeline company must pay attorneys who won $30,000 for three fractional owners of land where the company began work before getting legal permission, the Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled. The seven justices agreed Thursday that Louisiana’s 1974...

3 arrested can challenge Louisiana pipeline trespass law

May. 07, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

Protesters from New Orleans and Mississippi and a journalist from New York arrested during a protest against pipeline construction may continue their challenge of a Louisiana law carrying a possible five-year prison sentence for anyone convicted of trespassing in the area of a pipeline, a...