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.…

Fact Check: “Water Protectors”

You’ve probably heard by now of the so-called “water protectors” who are protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline near the #NoDAPL construction site in North Dakota.

You’ve also probably heard that they are there in “peace.” They are not.

What you probably haven’t heard is that the water intake area the self-proclaimed “water protectors” are claiming to protect will be shut down by the end of this year.…

Fact Check: DC Clothesline

The protest surrounding the Dakota Access pipeline has generated a contentious back and forth between those for and against the $3.8 billion project. As this platform aims to champion, there have been numerous examples of misinformation taken at face-value.

One of the most recent and egregious examples can be found on the site D.C.…

Fact Check: Meaningful consultation

One of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s many claims is that, “permits for the project were approved and construction began without meaningful consultation.”

However, according to court documents, the allegation simply doesn’t stand up. As the US Army Corps. of Engineers has repeatedly stated…

“The Corps engaged in a robust consultation process following Dakota Access’s transmission of its survey results.

Where is Federal Law Enforcement at SRST protests

Is the U.S. government an accomplice in North Dakota protests?

It reads like a provocative headline, but is it?  When peaceful protests turn violent like they have in North Dakota, where is the U.S. government to end violence and resume the peace?

Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced that he has activated the North Dakota National Guard with the hopes of quelling the recent spate of violent protests near Dakota Access construction sites.…

MAIN coalition spox Craig Stevens issued the following statement on the North Dakota National Guard’s activation

Earlier today, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple said that he would activate members of North Dakota’s National Guard to the site of recent protests near Cannonball. The MAIN Coalition supports this decision.

Below is a statement from Craig Stevens, spokesman for the MAIN Coalition:

Due to the emotionally charged and escalating atmosphere surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline, we agree with Governor Dalrymple’s decision to activate the National Guard to help maintain a peaceful environment. 

Dakota Access’ Response to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Request for Temporary Restraining Order

The following excerpts are taken from Dakota Access’ testimony regarding the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request for a temporary restraining order.

The full document can be found here.

 The area of construction is all on private land as to which there is no federal jurisdiction…Plaintiffs cite no authority because there is no authority that allows them to assert a claim over these private lands or to prevent their use or development.

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