Latest Dakota Access Pipeline News

Tribes: Pipeline review company has conflict of interest

Sep. 22, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The head of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is asking a federal agency overseeing the environmental review of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to cut ties with a contractor conducting the analysis, citing a conflict of interest. Chairman Mike Faith...

Dakota Access asks high court to reverse pipeline decision

Sep. 21, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company that operates the Dakota Access oil pipeline is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse an appellate ruling ordering additional environmental review, saying it puts the line at risk of being shut down. A Washington, D.C., Circuit Court...

AG: More time needed for pipeline policing costs negotiation

Sep. 16, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s attorney general said Thursday that state and federal lawyers need more time to negotiate a settlement for money that the state claims it spent on policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. North Dakota filed a...

Feds, North Dakota to negotiate pipeline policing costs

Sep. 09, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal and state lawyers will meet in North Dakota next week to negotiate a settlement for money that the state claims it spent on policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. North Dakota filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps...

More oil shipped as Dakota Access Pipeline expansion starts

Aug. 06, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — More oil is being shipped through the Dakota Access Pipeline to the dismay of opponents who say the line expansion should not have gone into service before an environmental study has been completed. Energy Transfer executives said during a...

Regulators plan to fine pipeline operators for safety issues

Jul. 23, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal regulators say they plan to fine the operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline $93,200 over pipeline safety violations. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration say the violations pertain to physical aspects of the pipeline...

Lawyers: Prosecutor won't charge 17 with pipeline trespass

Jul. 14, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

Lawyers for 17 people arrested at pipeline protests in Louisiana say a local prosecutor has rejected felony trespass charges against them all. The decision is a major victory for free speech, attorney Bill Quigley and the Center for Constitutional Rights said. ...

New infrastructure deal must focus on climate, activists say

Jul. 05, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate activists and their Democratic allies in Congress are pressing with renewed urgency for huge investments to slow global warming, after a bipartisan infrastructure plan cut out some of President Joe Biden’s key climate initiatives. Supporters...

Iowa woman sentenced to 8 years for vandalizing pipeline

Jun. 30, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A woman was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison for damaging valves and setting fire to construction equipment along an oil pipeline that crosses Iowa and three other states. Thirty-nine-year-old Jessica Rae Reznicek also was ordered to...