Latest Dakota Access Pipeline protests News

Fight over Canadian oil rages on after pipeline's demise

Jun. 10, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Keystone XL is dead after a 12-year attempt to build the oil pipeline, yet the fight over Canadian crude rages on as emboldened environmentalists target other projects and pressure President Joe Biden to intervene — all while oil imports from the north keep...

Munitions being detonated as evidence in pipeline lawsuit

May. 03, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Munitions were expected to be detonated Monday as attorneys attempt to gather evidence in a federal lawsuit by a Dakota Access pipeline protester who was injured in a skirmish with law enforcement officers during the height of demonstrations against the pipeline. ...

New Kansas law to make it a crime to trespass at pipelines

Apr. 17, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bill signed into law by Kansas Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly will make it a misdemeanor to trespass near oil and gas pipelines. The bill Kelly signed last week gained bipartisan support in the state Senate, but drew criticism from some House...

Matriarch in fight against Dakota Access Pipeline has died

Apr. 13, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — LaDonna Allard, a woman considered a matriarch in the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline, has died at age 64. An online obituary says Allard died April 10 in Fort Yates where she lived. Allard founded the first Dakota...

Small protest camp waits out removal of Keystone XL pipeline

Apr. 05, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A small protest camp on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation plans to remain in place until the criminal cases against two of its members are finished and all infrastructure related to the Keystone XL Pipeline is removed. “The camp will remain...

Veteran who fundraised for DAPL protest sues Bismarck, Hertz

Mar. 27, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former U.S. Marine who launched a fundraising effort to bring military veterans to join a protest camp of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota in 2017 has sued the city of Bismarck and a rental company over a rental car dispute that resulted in a warrant for...