Equipment damaged in “peaceful” protest

As opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline continues, so does the complete disregard for protesting peacefully and lawfully.

Yesterday, construction crews reported several incidents of construction equipment being purposefully damaged in an attempt to fully halt the project.

Despite continuing to claim that their protest is a peaceful and lawful one, damaging the equipment puts workers at risk as well as protesters untrained in dealing with industrial equipment.…

Wall Street Journal editorial sets the record straight on Dakota Access argument

A recent Wall Street Journal editorial did an excellent job boiling down the ongoing Dakota Access protest debate to what it should be—facts vs. myths.

In “Chief Obama and the Dakota Pipeline,” the Wall Street Journal not only provides an astute political analysis of President Obama’s infrastructure policy, but also lays out the facts that are consistently misconstrued and misreported.…

Media finally fact checks Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Finally, someone else finds fault with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s accusations.

Last night, KX4 Fargo anchor Chris Berg didn’t let Chase Iron Eyes continue to claim that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe was not consulted during the review process. As previously reported, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman David Archambault claims that, “permits for the project were approved and construction began without meaningful consultation.”

The MAIN coalition has vehemently and factually refuted this line of attack, citing the nearly 400 meetings held over a two-year review process.…

Even protesters rely on the benefits of the petroleum industry

As many have pointed out, protestors will always need the same energy they’re attempting to thwart. From reliable energy to powering the economy, the impact of the energy sector can be seen just about everywhere—even in protestors’ fashion.

In a recent New York Times article a protestor can clearly be seen wearing a shirt from a College Tour sponsored by Tesoro—a major oil refiner.…

Workers are facing threats from protestors

Despite what protestors may claim, their opposition is starting to put the lives of Americans at risk.

David Archambault and his fellow Standing Rock Sioux protestors have made repeated claims that their opposition is a peaceful one. According to Archambault, protestors “are a peaceful people and our tribal council is committed to nonviolence.” However, when that commitment is put to the test, SRST’s targets tell the real story.…

Missouri River Crossings–Not New for ND

One of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s main concerns with the Dakota Access Pipeline is the project’s crossing of the Missouri River. According to tribe Chairman David Archambault, “the Corps is taking our clean water and sacred places by approving this river crossing…Protecting water and our sacred places has always been at the center of our cause.”

The Dakota Access Pipeline has always been committed to providing low-cost energy as safety as possible.…

MAIN Coalition Statement on the Administration’s Actions Regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline

“The joint statement issued by the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army, and the Department of the Interior immediately after Judge Boasberg’s ruling is deeply troubling and could have a long-lasting chilling effect on private infrastructure development in the United States.  Judge Boasberg had already issued a thoughtful, thorough decision agreeing that the Army Corps had done its job and had adequately consulted with and considered Tribal concerns; which in turn led to more than $1.4 billion in investments by Energy Transfer Partners – the pipeline construction company.…