Latest Dakota Access Pipeline News

Standing Rock Sioux stand with Hawaiian telescope protesters

Jul. 21, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

CANNONBALL, N.D. (AP) — Standing Rock Sioux tribal members plan to gather at the epicenter of the Dakota Access pipeline protests to show solidarity with Native Hawaiians who oppose the construction of a huge telescope on the Mauna Kea volcano. Sheridan Seaboy-McNeil told KFGO Radio that Sunday night's...

Lawsuit: North Dakota officers used 'violence' on protester

Jul. 19, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A man who was injured during protests against the Dakota Access pipeline in January 2017 has filed a lawsuit accusing North Dakota law enforcement of using "excessive violence." Marcus Mitchell, 24, filed the lawsuit Thursday against Morton County, the city of Bismarck and state...

North Dakota sues feds over pipeline protest police costs

Jul. 18, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota sued the federal government Thursday to recover the $38 million the state spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said he filed the claim in Bismarck federal court after the Army Corps of Engineers ignored an...

Opponents want hearing on Dakota Access pipeline expansion

Jul. 11, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents plan to request a hearing on a proposal to nearly double the pipeline's capacity. The North Dakota Public Service Commission decided unanimously Wednesday to open the proposal up for public input. Earthjustice attorney Jan Hasselman, who represents...

Tribes to get more documents sought in Dakota Access lawsuit

Jun. 25, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to turn over more documents that four Native American tribes say could bolster their lawsuit seeking to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg directed the federal agency to give...

Dakota Access pipeline operator plans to double capacity

Jun. 20, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The operator of the Dakota Access pipeline is planning to nearly double its capacity. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Energy Transfer Partners plans to expand the pipeline's capacity from more than 500,000 barrels per day to as much as 1.1 million barrels. ETP told North Dakota...

Federal court hears arguments in pipeline protest bill suit

Jun. 13, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Attorneys for the state of South Dakota and the American Civil Liberties Union appeared before a federal judge to argue their positions on a new law that aims to prevent disruptive demonstrations. The ACLU is suing Gov. Kristi Noem and others saying the new law — which was...

$1.6B pipeline proposed to move North Dakota crude oil

Jun. 11, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two companies are proposing a $1.6 billion pipeline to move North Dakota crude oil, making it the biggest such project to move oil out of the state since the Dakota Access pipeline that sparked violent clashes between protesters and law enforcement in 2016 and 2017. Houston-based...

Delegation seeks settlement of Dakota Access protest costs

Jun. 11, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's congressional delegation is calling on President Donald Trump's administration to address the state's year-old request for $38 million to cover the cost of policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and U.S. Rep....

Iowa Supreme Court affirms Dakota Access pipeline project

May. 31, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court said Friday that a crude oil pipeline running across Iowa was legally permitted to be built dashing the hopes of a group of farmer landowners who wanted the pipeline moved off their land and an environmental group that wanted it shut down. A four-member...