Laborers Local 563: Construction will continue on Dakota Access

The Dakota Access Pipeline has broad support from labor unions – both in North Dakota and across the country.  Fact Checker recently released a video detailing the broad national support for the project.  But the support for the project on the ground is also strong.

According to Cory Bryson, a business agent with Laborers Local 563, in an interview with Bismarck CBS affiliate KXMB-TV, “It kinda reaffirms with what we’ve known all along that this is one hundred percent project that Dakota Access is pursuing and building, and we’re just excited to be a part of it.”

Workers have faced a lengthy stoppage on top of threats from protestors for the past month.…

MAIN Coalition Spokesman Writes on Current Dakota Access Landscape

Following the recent decision by the U.S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the MAIN Coalition issued the following statement addressing the facts regarding the Dakota Access pipeline and the anticipated next steps as the pipeline moves to finalize construction:

There is no reasonable reason for the federal government to continue its delay of the necessary easement to allow for the ultimate completion and operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

PERC Fellow Weighs in on Dakota Access Protest

In a recent Forbes piece, Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) fellow Terry Anderson adds clarity and context to the claims made by Dakota Access Pipeline protestors. Anderson is the William A. Dunn Distinguished Senior Fellow and former President and Executive Director of PERC as well as the John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University – and a well-known voice on Native American issues in the United States.…

Morton County Sheriff Receives Support from National Sheriff’s Association on Dakota Access Protests

Recently, the National Sheriff’s Association gave its full backing to the Morton County, North Dakota Sheriff’s Department – the lead, local policy force working to keep the peace amidst the protests in Cannonball.

Citing violence and the prevalence of out of state protestors, Morton County has received assistance from 268 officers from 24 different counties and cities in North Dakota.…

Appeals Court Dissolves Work Freeze On Pipeline

Breaking: The DC Appellate Court – which heard arguments related to the temporary injunction to halt construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline on Wednesday – ruled to dissolve its administrative injunction and allow the Dakota Access pipeline to move forward with construction up to Lake Oahe.

The following is a statement from the MAIN Coalition:

“We are pleased, but not surprised, by the Court’s decision as this demonstrates that the Army Corps of Engineers did, indeed, meet the requirements required by the law. 

Morton County Sheriff Issues Statement on Latest Dakota Access Protest

The Morton County Sheriff’s Department issued a statement yesterday addressing the most recent activity in the ongoing Dakota Access Pipeline protest.

Below are some of the highlights law enforcement officials shared:

“To date, authorities have arrested 96 individuals for illegal protest activity. Of those individuals, 14 are from North Dakota 82 are from outside the state.”

85% of arrests represent protestors traveling from outside North Dakota.…

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman continues to spread the same falsities surrounding Dakota Access

Chairman Dave Archambault II continues to perpetuate several flawed statements about the Dakota Access Pipeline. His most recent example can be found in his statement following yesterday’s U.S. Court of Appeals hearing.

According to Archambault:

Millions of people across the country and world, more than 300 federally-recognized tribes, members of Congress and dozens of city governments across the country stand with the SRST in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.