Latest Dakota Access Pipeline protests News

FILE - In this May 9, 2015, file photo, workers unload pipes in Worthing, S.D., for the Dakota Access oil pipeline that stretches from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota to Illinois. A federal judge on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a full environmental review of the Dakota Access pipeline, nearly three years after it began carrying oil.  (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access pipeline

Mar. 25, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a full environmental review of the Dakota Access pipeline, nearly three years after it began carrying oil despite protests by people who gathered in North Dakota for more than a year. U.S. District Judge...

Opponents to a bill that revamps the state's riot laws stand in respect to several people who spoke against the proposal, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in the Capitol in Pierre, S.D. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)

Gov. Noem's revival of riot laws heads to Senate vote

Mar. 4, 2020 12:29 AM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota Senate committee on Tuesday advanced Gov. Kristi Noem's proposal to revive the state's riot laws with criminal and civil penalties for those who urge rioting. Native American groups opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline warned that the initiative would stoke tensions that...