Latest Dakota Access Pipeline News

Tribe members discuss best practices to clean up oil spills

Jan. 17, 2020 2:18 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tribal members at a Bismarck conference talked oilfield best practices, including how to clean up oil spills using microorganisms. The oilfield service company, Chief Oilfield Services, wants to train more tribal members in the technique, the Bismarck Tribune reported. In a breakout...

Judge dismisses felony charge related to pipeline protest

Jan. 7, 2020 8:24 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge in North Dakota has dismissed a felony conspiracy charge against a South Dakota man who prosecutors say was part of the 2016 riot at the Dakota Access pipeline construction site. Lawrence Malcolm Jr. was charged last year with conspiring to commit criminal mischief based on...

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018 file photo, William Hoehn awaits sentencing, in Cass County District Court in Fargo, N.D. Hoehn, originally sent to prison for life for helping to cover up the 2017 death of a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb is set to receive a new sentence. Justices ruled in August 2019 that a judge mistakenly classified Hoehn as a dangerous special offender and he should not have received life. Hoehn now faces 21 years in prison on two charges. (Ann Arbor Miller/The Forum via AP, Pool File)

Refugees, quadruple homicide top North Dakota news in 2019

Dec. 27, 2019 3:22 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Debate over whether to ban new refugees in North Dakota’s capital city county and a rare quadruple homicide in Mandan were among the top news stories in the state for 2019. Other notable news events included a crude oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in eastern North Dakota;...

In this Dec. 11, 2019 photo, Henry Red Cloud stands outside the workshop where he teaches renewable energy installation on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A variety of green energy projects are sprouting up on American Indian reservations. Some tribes are looking to make money and others just want to benefit the community with reduced energy bills and green jobs. The Standing Rock tribe in North Dakota recently built a small solar farm near the site of long and tumultuous protests over the Dakota Access pipeline.(AP Photo/Stephen Groves)

Renewables embraced by Standing Rock, other tribes

Dec. 23, 2019 6:06 PM EST

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — At the peak of protests against the Dakota Access pipeline in 2016 and 2017, when speakers needed help to be heard by the hundreds of demonstrators who had gathered near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, they grabbed a microphone powered by a mobile solar unit. The sound system...

State, tribe to develop Dakota Access pipeline spill plan

Dec. 16, 2019 4:17 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota will work with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to help develop a response plan for a potential spill of the Dakota Access pipeline, a state official said Monday. State Emergency Services Director Cody Schulz said tribal leaders recently requested a response plan and...