Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at email@example.com or (701) 580-6890.
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Friday the United States has issued a presidential permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline, but environmental groups and Native American tribes vowed to fight the project in the courts and on the land. "Resistance spirit camps" are expected to be erected along the Keystone XL route similar to the camps established by Dakota Access Pipeline opponents in North Dakota, said Dallas Goldtooth, an organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. – Recent “coordinated physical attacks” along the Dakota Access Pipeline route have posed threats to life, physical safety and the environment, Dakota Access LLC said in court records filed late Monday, March 20. The company filed a sealed motion late Monday to keep most its latest construction status report confidential, citing the recent attacks. The document, which is mostly redacted, did not specify where or when the attacks have occurred. “These coordinated attacks will not stop line-fill operations,” Dakota Access attorneys wrote.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Dakota Access LLC expects to introduce oil into the pipeline north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation early next week, the company said in court filings. Dakota Access, a subsidiary of Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, said the company anticipates crews will install the pipe under Lake Oahe this week and begin final testing, according to a status update filed in federal court.
WASHINGTON — Tribal nations are joining the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in a march on Washington, D.C., this week, calling attention to indigenous rights in response to President Trump's approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Thousands are expected to participate in the Native Nations Rise event, including several busloads from North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, said Kandi Mossett, a member of North Dakota's Three Affiliated Tribes and an organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network.
NEAR CANNON BALL, N.D. -- Officers in riot gear and military vehicles arrested 46 people Thursday, Feb. 23, in a sweep of the main Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp to make way for cleanup crews. Law enforcement officials appeared relieved after the camp was officially cleared after 2 p.m., ending a monthslong occupation of the U.S.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Developers of the Dakota Access Pipeline say they are "fully committed" to completing the project without rerouting the pipeline and filed a motion Monday in federal court seeking to expedite a federal judge's decision. Dakota Access LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, requested Monday to make oral arguments at the court's earliest convenience in its cross claim against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The company suggests Friday as a possible hearing date.
BISMARCK — Vehicles delivering supplies to the Dakota Access Protest camp could be subject to a $1,000 fine for violating the governor's emergency evacuation order, a state official said Tuesday, Nov. 29. Cecily Fong, spokeswoman for the Department of Emergency Services, said law enforcement can stop vehicles in the area of the protest camp in southern Morton County and issue a $1,000 fine if the motorists are delivering supplies to the area under the evacuation order.
BISMARCK — Vehicles delivering supplies to the Dakota Access Protest camp could be subject to a $1,000 fine per the governor's emergency evacuation order, a state official said Tuesday. Cecily Fong, spokeswoman for the Department of Emergency Services, said law enforcement can stop vehicles in the area of the protest camp in southern Morton County and issue a $1,000 fine if the motorists are delivering supplies to the area under the evacuation order.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Jack Dalrymple has ordered an emergency evacuation of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land, citing safety concerns due to harsh winter weather. Dalrymple's order signed Monday states that people camping in areas near the Cannonball River are ordered to leave immediately and take their possessions with them. The order comes three days after the Corps told the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe it would close the Corps-managed land north of the Cannonball River on Dec. 5.