Latest Dakota Access Pipeline protests News

North Dakota officials seek dismissal of road closure suit

Jan. 14, 2019 3:49 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed over the five-month closure of a section of highway during the large protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, saying they had both the authority and an obligation to do it. The federal lawsuit brought...

Activist seeks dismissal from pipeline racketeering lawsuit

Jan. 4, 2019 4:26 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An American Indian and environmental activist named in a federal racketeering lawsuit says her opposition to the Dakota Access oil pipeline was constitutionally protected free speech, not an attempt to incite violence as the company alleges. Krystal Two Bulls asked a judge in a court...

TigerSwan loses bid for attorney fees in North Dakota case

Jan. 2, 2019 3:25 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota judge has refused to award attorney fees to a North Carolina security company that won a court case in the wake of protests over the Dakota Access oil pipeline. North Dakota's Private Investigative and Security Board sued TigerSwan in 2017, alleging the company that...

Woman suing over protest injury lost earlier evidence battle

Nov. 27, 2018 4:11 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A New York City woman who suffered a severe arm injury while protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota two years ago is suing law enforcement even though she does not yet have evidence that might help her prove law officers were to blame. Sophia Wilansky was injured...