Latest Dakota Access Pipeline News

Company: Dakota Access expansion doesn’t increase risk

Nov. 13, 2019 5:04 PM EST

LINTON, N.D. (AP) — Dakota Access pipeline officials argued Wednesday that the company’s proposal to double the line’s capacity does not increase the potential of a failure, a claim that has been long dismissed by opponents of the idea. Texas-based Energy Transfer wants to double the capacity...

Tribe to argue against expansion of Dakota Access pipeline

Nov. 12, 2019 5:40 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Standing Rock Sioux Tribe members have long maintained that a leak in the Dakota Access oil pipeline would threaten their Missouri River water supply, and on Wednesday they will argue that a new proposal to double the line's capacity magnifies the probability of a disastrous oil...

Keystone pipeline restarts 2 weeks after North Dakota leak

Nov. 11, 2019 11:22 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Canadian crude oil is once again moving through a pipeline nearly two weeks after the line leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million liters) of oil in North Dakota. Calgary, Alberta-based TC Energy, formerly known as TransCanada, said in a statement that the Keystone pipeline...

South Dakota, ACLU settle lawsuit over 'riot-boosting' laws

Oct. 24, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's governor said Thursday that the state has agreed not to enforce aspects of laws that critics say were meant to suppress expected protests against the Keystone XL pipeline, under a settlement with a group that challenged the laws as unconstitutional. Republican Gov....

Board OKs expanded Dakota Access Pipeline pump station

Oct. 22, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

CANTON, S.D. (AP) — Commissioners in a South Dakota county on Tuesday approved a conditional use permit for a pumping station needed for an expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Lincoln County Board voted 4-1 in favor of the proposal. The station, expected to cost between $30 million and $40...

Editorials from around Ohio

Oct. 22, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Ohio pipeline protest bill threatens to shut down free speech The Columbus Dispatch Oct. 19 The Ohio House of Representatives should stand up for civil rights and stand up to corporate interests that want to make protesting a crime in...

Corps: No more Dakota Access Pipeline study needed

Oct. 19, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An attorney for the Army Corps of Engineers is asking a judge to sign off on the Corps' conclusion that the Dakota Access oil pipeline doesn't harm American Indian tribes. The Corps wants U.S. District Judge James Boasberg to rule in favor of its August 2018 finding that no more...

Unlikely alliance fighting pipeline in Texas Hill Country

Oct. 19, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) — One of the longest proposed new natural gas pipelines in the U.S. is set to run through Heath Frantzen's property in the Texas Hill Country, where more than 600 white-tailed and trophy axis deer graze on a hunting ranch his family has owned for three generations. Fearing...

Man charged in 2016 pipeline protest surrenders

Oct. 17, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man who authorities say is linked through DNA evidence to a riot during the Dakota Access pipeline protest three years ago has turned himself in to sheriff's officials in North Dakota. Prosecutors in Morton County filed charges against Lawrence Malcolm Jr. last month...