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This Man Faces 30 Years in Prison for Shutting Down a Pipeline

This Man Faces 30 Years in Prison for Shutting Down a Pipeline

[Editor’s note: Skagit County jury did not convict Ken Ward of two felony counts stemming from an act of civil disobedience in October 2016. After more than five hours of deliberation, Ward’s three-day trial ended in a hung jury, with at least one juror refusing to convict. The judge officially declared a mistrial. There will […]

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    5 Disturbing DAPL Developments You Need to Know

    5 Disturbing DAPL Developments You Need to Know

    The fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) wages on. Just this week law enforcement used tear gas and fired bean-bag rounds to disperse crowds and arrested nearly 40 people since Monday, the Billings Gazette reported. One Water Protector appears to have suffered a nasty wound in his leg after an alleged confrontation with […]

    North Dakota Bill Would Protect Motorists Who ‘Unintentionally Cause Injury or Death’ to Protesters

    North Dakota Bill Would Protect Motorists Who ‘Unintentionally Cause Injury or Death’ to Protesters

    By Kali Holloway As Donald Trump takes office, pushing a wave of explicitly authoritarian federal policies and practices, Republican leaders at every level are following suit. The latest example is North Dakota lawmaker Keith Kempenich, who has introduced a bill that says a driver “who unintentionally causes injury or death to an individual obstructing vehicular […]

    North Dakota Governor: DAPL Likely to Get Easement Once Trump Is President

    North Dakota Governor: DAPL Likely to Get Easement Once Trump Is President

    Even though the U.S. Army Corp and the Obama Administration denied a key easement needed to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) last month, the struggle against the controversial pipeline is far from over. https://twitter.com/LeftonMain/status/804105831616630784 North Dakota’s new Republican Gov. Doug Burgum has reaffirmed his favor of the project, telling Reuters that he is confident […]

    Army Corps Rejects Calls for Individual Pipeline Reviews

    Army Corps Rejects Calls for Individual Pipeline Reviews

    The Army Corps of Engineers disappointed environmental groups and tribal leaders Wednesday by not amending a complex permitting system that expedites oil and gas pipeline approval. 20+ Proposed #Pipelines Threatening #Indigenous Communities via @EcoWatch https://t.co/wfZht9rDZu #NoDAPL @sierraclub @UR_Ninja @350 — EcoWatch (@EcoWatch) December 12, 2016 The permit structure, which allowed for the approval of the […]

    8 Worst Pipeline Accidents in the Last 10 Years

    8 Worst Pipeline Accidents in the Last 10 Years

    By David Manthos On Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, the Army Corps of Engineers issued a decision which will again delay construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The ruling was cheered by water protectors entrenched in the path of the pipeline at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. These representatives of indigenous nations, environmental activists, veterans and […]

    Standing Rock: Where Love Prevails

    Standing Rock: Where Love Prevails

    A thousand-year-old Lakota prophecy tells of a Black Snake that would one day rise from the deep and move across the land bringing destruction and great sorrow. The Sioux believe that the Black Snake has arrived in the form of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the most powerful economic and political force in the world—the […]

    20 Photos From My Seven Months of Living at Standing Rock

    20 Photos From My Seven Months of Living at Standing Rock

    By Desiree Kane I arrived at Standing Rock in the very last days of May, alongside some comrades, at the request of Wiyaka Eagleman, the first firekeeper at Camp of the Sacred Stones and a founding member of the Keystone XL campaign. He had put out a call to folks in Indian Country for support […]