Latest Dakota Access Pipeline protests News

2 women indicted for federal counts in pipeline

Oct. 1, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two women accused of damaging valves and setting fire to construction equipment along an oil pipeline that crosses Iowa and three other states have been indicted on federal charges in the case, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. A grand jury on Sept. 19 indicted Jessica Reznicek and...

Wisconsin weighs felony for actions against pipelines

Sep. 26, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A bipartisan proposal making it a felony to trespass or damage oil or gas pipelines in Wisconsin is moving through the state Legislature, despite complaints Thursday from opponents that it would violate free speech rights. The bill heard by a state Assembly committee builds upon a 2015...

Federal agency resists paying North Dakota oil protest cost

Sep. 18, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The federal government is contesting North Dakota's claims that the state should be reimbursed for the $38 million the state spent policing prolonged protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The Army Corps of Engineers filed a motion Tuesday asking a federal judge to dismiss...

Attorney seeks dismissal of DAPL cigarette butt DNA case

Sep. 18, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An attorney for a South Dakota man says DNA evidence found on a cigarette butt doesn't prove his client participated in a riot during the Dakota Access pipeline protest three years ago. The Bismarck Tribune reports attorney Bruce Nestor on Monday filed a motion in state court seeking...

DNA from cigarette leads to Dakota Access arrest 3 years on

Sep. 6, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities in North Dakota relied on DNA collected from a cigarette butt to charge a man with engaging in a riot for his part in a Dakota Access pipeline protest three years ago that caused damage estimated at hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to an affidavit. Morton County...

Dakota Access protester seeks release of officers' testimony

Aug. 26, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An American Indian activist accused of inciting a riot during protests against the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota wants law officers' testimony in his now-resolved case to be unsealed. Chase Iron Eyes said the depositions will demonstrate what he describes as injustice done to...