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In 'Significant' Win for Water Protectors, Judge Orders Review of DAPL Permits
Water protectors celebrated a " very significant victory " on Wednesday as a federal judge deemed safety evaluations of the Dakota Access Pipeline insufficient and ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to "reconsider" its analysis of the risks the crude oil pipeline poses to the environment and the...
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DAPL Company Hired War on Terror Contractors to Suppress Native Uprising
The years-long, Indigenous-led fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) briefly captured the nation's attention last fall as images of peaceful resisters being sprayed with water canons and surrounded by police in tanks and other military-grade equipment were spread widely, fueling global...
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DAPL Photographer Cleared of Charges After Drone Footage Proves His Case
A Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protester and photographer was cleared of all charges Thursday after he was accused of endangering a police plane with his drone. Aaron Turgeon, also known as Prolific the Rapper, faced seven years in prison after he was arrested in October and charged with reckless...
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The 'Told You So' Everyone Was Dreading—First DAPL Spill Reported
Throughout the battle over the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) , Indigenous campaigners and their allies repeatedly warned it was not a question of if , but when a breach would occur. Now, before the pipeline is even fully operational, those warnings have come to fruition. The Associated Press...
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When Protests Are Powerful, The Powerful Punish Protest
When people feel powerless – locked out of decision-making, bypassed by real governance – they turn to protest. Especially for the disenfranchised and oppressed, protest is often the only way to exert power and affect policies and practices that impact their lives and communities. With Donald Trump...
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Trump's "Buy American" Order Looks Weak as DAPL Company Pushes Back
Loopholes and weaknesses in President Donald Trump's much-touted "Buy American, Hire American" executive order signed Tuesday abound, critics note , and the order is only looking more flimsy at it meets push-back not just from progressives but also from the companies the order is purportedly...
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DAPL Developer Spills Drilling Fluids Into Wetlands While Constructing Another Pipeline
The company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is under fire in Ohio, where construction of a separate pipeline resulted in spills of millions of gallons of drilling fluids into nearby wetlands. "These disasters prove that the fossil fuel industry is unable to even put a...
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Sheriff Who Met DAPL Opponents With Brute Force Now Advising Other Law Enforcement
Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, made infamous for leading his department in brutal confrontations with opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline , is reportedly advising other law enforcement on how to deal with protesters. In an interview with the Omaha World-Herald published Tuesday,...
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US Ditches Human Rights Hearing in 'Unprecedented Show of Disrespect'
The U.S. failed to show up to a human rights hearing in an "unprecedented show of disrespect to the international community," the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said Tuesday. In a surprise move, the government ditched a hearing with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), an...
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While Tribes Lose Courtroom Battles, #NoDAPL Divestment Campaign Takes Off
A U.S. appeals court on Saturday shut down a last-ditch effort to put a stop to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) , allowing oil to flow as early as Monday . The appeals court affirmed a lower court's ruling last week that decided against an emergency injunction, sought by the Standing Rock Sioux...
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