ND Hopes to Receive Federal Help for DAPL Law Enforcement Costs

Erin Mundahl | InsideSources After months of footing the bill for increased law enforcement around the Standing Rock protest camps, the state of North Dakota looks to finally be getting federal help. Under the Obama administration, state and local law enforcement received little assistance in either manpower or funding to help cover increased law enforcement costs. With…

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Sally Jewell Grasps At Straws, Clings To Former Power

In a statement released on Twitter, former Secretary of the Interior for the Obama Administration Sally Jewell voiced her opinion on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decision to grant the final easement necessary to construct the Dakota Access Pipeline. To the masses of protesters that comprise the remnants of the Obama Administration echo chamber…

Anti-Pipeline Protesters Literally Trash the Environment

Anti-Pipeline Protesters Literally Trash the Environment

Officials in North Dakota are racing to prevent an “environmental tragedy” created by the massive amounts of garbage left behind by anti-pipeline protesters at camp near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation. It’s been over a week since state and tribal sanitation crews began removing mountains of waste and debris left over from the month’s…

Police Pepper Sprayed By Anti-Pipeline Rioters

Police Pepper Sprayed By Anti-Pipeline Rioters

More troubling news from Standing Rock over the weekend with reports that anti-pipeline protesters pepper sprayed law enforcement officers responding to a compliant from a tribal citizen. In a statement, the tribal officials said police were called after protesters began blocking access to an individual’s home: “From information provided thus far, we understand that a…

Protesters Falsely Accuse Police of Burning Camp with Photos from HBO Movie

A fake news article that began circulating on Facebook Thursday morning falsely accused law enforcement personnel of setting fire to tents at one of the anti-pipeline protest camps in North Dakota. The story, which led with the headline,”Police Raid Standing Rock Camp, Dismantle Tipis and Are Burning What Remains,” cited a screenshot from the HBO film Bury…

Standing Rock Protesters Have Lengthy Criminal Records

A new analysis by the National Sheriff’s Association shows that many of the professional protesters arrested in connection with anti-pipeline riots in North Dakota have had prior run ins with the law. Those arrested have criminal records that include domestic violence, theft, driving while under the influence, and drug possession. The national law enforcement group…

Morton County Jury Finds 8 Pipeline Protesters Guilty

Caroline Grueskin | Bismarck Tribune A Morton County jury found eight pipeline protesters guilty of disorderly conduct in the second Dakota Access-related case to go to trial. The defendants, who ranged in age 23 to 57 years old and hailed from Hawaii to North Dakota, were all among the first arrested in the months-long protests that began…

Protesters Raise $8 Million, Turn Prairie Into Wasteland

Protesters Raise $8 Million, Turn Prairie Into Wasteland

Anti-pipeline activists affiliated with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe have raised over $8 million on via crowdfunding websites. In a Jan. 30 memo, the Morton County Sheriff’s Department said it analyzed over 300 different campaigns setup to collect donations for a variety of causes linked to the protests in North Dakota. “The many reports of…

Dakota Pipeline Protest Camp Cleaned Up To Avoid An ‘Environmental Disaster’

Michael Bastasch | Daily Caller January 31, 2017 After months of protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, activists left so much waste at their camp state, officials have ordered it be cleaned up to prevent an “environmental disaster.” Dump trucks and work crews moved into the campsite Monday to clean up the abandoned cars, structures, trash and waste…

North Dakota Wants Hired Pipeline Protesters to Pay State Income Taxes

Valerie Richardson | Washington Times January 30, 2017 After spending more than $22 million on the Dakota Access pipeline protest, North Dakota wants to make sure any paid activists remember to submit their state income taxes. Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger said his office is keeping an eye out for tax forms from environmental groups that may have…