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    What Does Our Nation’s Standing Rock Moment Look Like?

    What Does Our Nation’s Standing Rock Moment Look Like?

    By Mark Trahant It’s easy for me to dismiss 2016 as a horrible year. There have been eight years of relative progress on issues I care about, from the climate to equality. The election reversed that. Big Oil is now in charge of the environment, a senator with a history of hate is now in […]

    North Dakota Pipeline Spill Estimated at 176,000 Gallons

    North Dakota Pipeline Spill Estimated at 176,000 Gallons

    By Nika Knight A pipeline just two and half hours’ drive from the Indigenous water protectors’ ongoing stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline has leaked more than 170,000 gallons of crude oil into a tributary of the Little Missouri River and into a hillside, according to reports late Monday. It's not an 'if' a pipeline […]

    After Visiting Standing Rock, Swedish Bank Puts Companies Behind DAPL on Watch

    After Visiting Standing Rock, Swedish Bank Puts Companies Behind DAPL on Watch

    After a visit by its representatives to Standing Rock, Swedish financial institution Nordea announced today that it will not back the Dakota Access Pipeline if it violates the demands of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Nordea met with tribal representatives on the ground, including Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman David Archambault II. The Standing Rock […]

    Trump’s Pick for Energy Secretary Sits on Board of Dakota Access Pipeline Company

    Trump’s Pick for Energy Secretary Sits on Board of Dakota Access Pipeline Company

    By Steve Horn Former Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry, a board member of Energy Transfer Partners—owner of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)—has been named U.S. Secretary of Energy by President-elect Donald Trump. Perry, the former chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC), ran for president as part of the Republican Party primaries […]

    20+ Proposed Pipelines Threatening Indigenous Communities

    20+ Proposed Pipelines Threatening Indigenous Communities

    By Joe Catron As completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline remains on standby after the Army Corps of Engineers announced on Dec. 5 that it would not authorize the development company to drill under the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, similar projects continue to encroach on indigenous communities across […]

    10 Endangered Species Murals Connect Communities to the Natural World

    10 Endangered Species Murals Connect Communities to the Natural World

    In support of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s campaign to protect their water and sacred grounds from the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Center for Biological Diversity and artist Roger Peet installed a mural of an endangered butterfly at the Oceti Sakowin camp, where hundreds of tribes and allies gathered in peaceful protest. Here are the […]