Dakota Access Pipeline

Military veterans confront police guarding a bridge near Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 1, 2016, outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota, during a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Company Behind DAPL Removes Private Security Firm From Site

Energy Transfer Partners spokesperson: “We continue to have security measures in place in North Dakota, just no longer need boots on the ground.”

Indigenous children at the L'eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp on June 24, 2017, in southern Louisiana.

New Louisiana Anti-Pipeline Camp Increases Security by Requiring Water Protector Application

The vetting process is intended to keep out infiltrators and protect camp occupiers.

 Indigenous leaders open the L'eau Est La Vie (Water Is Life) Camp in ceremony June 24, 2017, in southern Louisiana.

ICYMI: Prayer and Resistance Camp Launches in Louisiana to Challenge Pipeline Connected to DAPL

The Bayou Bridge Pipeline would transport North Dakota’s crude oil to refineries and facilities in Louisiana.

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UPDATE: Judge Likely to Make Decision on DAPL Operations in September

A U.S. District Court judge will hear arguments from both sides throughout the summer.

Image courtesy of Rainforest Action Network

REPORT: Bank Investments in Fossil Fuels Threaten Climate Change Goals

A new report finds that with $87 billion going toward the fossil fuel industry last year, banks are funding the possible failure of the Paris Agreement.

Demonstrators rally downtown before marching to Trump Tower while protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on February 4, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Gains Ground in Dakota Access Court Case

The Army Corps of Engineers did not “adequately consider the impacts of an oil spill on fishing rights, hunting rights or environmental justice,” per the court order.

Guillermo Rosette (L) and Linda Velarde of the Chichimeca Anasazi tribe from Taos, New Mexico, join hundreds of other Native Americans and their supporters in a traditional Round Dance outside the Trump International Hotel April 27, 2017, in D.C.

Report Outlines How Federal Agencies Can Improve Tribal Consultation

But none of it is enforceable.

Military veterans confront police guarding a bridge near Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 1, 2016, outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota, during a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Report Claims the Company Behind DAPL Tried to Sabotage the Movement

The Dakota Access Pipeline developer used counterterrorism tactics to monitor and surveil pipeline protestors, says a new investigative article.

Protesters march during a demonstration against the Dakota Access Pipeline on March 10, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Thousands of protesters and members of Native nations marched in D.C. to oppose the construction of the pipeline.

Company Behind Dakota Access In Spotlight for Numerous Pipeline Incidents

The Dakota Access Pipeline has already had three spills; the Rover Pipeline is facing litigation over incidents, too.

Two protestors hang suspended from ropes above the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears football game on January 1, 2017, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The protesters unfurled a banner in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

U.S. Bank Pulls Funds from All Oil and Gas Pipeline Construction

The financial institution is, instead, prioritizing solar and wind.

The Dakota Access Pipeline progressing across Southern Story and Northern Polk Counties in Central Iowa on September 13, 2016, when it was still being built.

#NoDAPL Camps Move to Iowa Where Legal Battle Continues

Landowners argue that the Iowa Utilities Board wrongfully took their land via eminent domain.

Native Americans and their supporters rally in front of the Trump International Hotel April 27, 2017, in Washington, D.C., to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Keystone XL Pipeline and others they say damage the environment.

Dakota Access Pipeline Sees Its First Spill

The 1,172-mile long crude oil pipeline is not yet operational.

Colorlines screenshot of Facebook live video posted to Shailene Woodley's Facebook page, taken on October 11, 2016.

ICYMI: North Dakota Court Closes 47 Cases Relating to DAPL Protests

However, no felony charges were dropped.

Activists protest in front of the White House against the Keystone XL pipeline January 13, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

Montana Tribes Want Keystone XL Away From Their Drinking Water

The 1,179-mile long pipeline is set to cross west of their reservation.

President Donald Trump waves to the crowd from the inaugural parade in front of the White House on January 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Energy Interests Contributed $7 Million+ to Trump's Inauguration

Since taking office, the president has repealed many regulations impacting the fossil fuel industry. 

Demonstrators rally downtown before marching to Trump Tower while protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on February 4, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois.

READ: In New Jersey, A New Pipeline Battle Is Brewing

The Pilgrim Pipeline is slated to run through the Ramapough Lenape Nation’s territory—though the tribe is preparing to fight it.  

A Native American rider climbs a hill outside Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 3, 2016, outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

Company Behind Dakota Access Pipeline Wins Legal Right To Keep Spill Risks From the Public

This ruling came as a result of the pipeline being damaged last month.

Military veterans, most of whom are Native American, confront police guarding a bridge near Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on November 30, 2016, outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

READ: North Dakota Sheriff Expects Nebraska to Become the Next Standing Rock in Keystone XL Fight

The officer who oversaw the confrontations at Standing Rock intends to meet and talk with law enforcement in the state.

This 'Fixed' Pepsi Ad Shows How #NoDAPL Water Protectors Would Have Directed It

There’s no celebrity with a soda can, but plenty of honest images of what can happen during a protest.

 Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), left, and Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), right.

Senators Ask Army Corps for Documentation on Dakota Access Pipeline Environmental Reviews

They worry that the now-completed project lacked proper governmental oversight.