Latest Dakota Access Pipeline protests News

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...

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...

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...

Judge refuses to reopen North Dakota pipeline security suit

Aug. 7, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota judge has refused to reopen a lawsuit that state regulators filed against a North Carolina-based private security firm accused of using heavy-handed tactics against people protesting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline. Judge John Grinsteiner's decision Monday...

Group aims to help resolve Dakota Access protest warrants

Jul. 30, 2018 3:33 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An organization formed to provide legal help to opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is launching an effort this week to help protesters with criminal warrants resolve their cases. There are about 100 outstanding warrants issued for people from 25 states, according to the Water...