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.

Checking the facts once again

1.CLAIM: The pipeline encroaches on indigenous lands.

TRUTH: The Dakota Access Pipeline traverses a path on private property and does not cross into the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation. 100% of landowners in North Dakota voluntarily signed easements to allow for construction of the pipeline on their property.  Nearly the entire route of the 1,172 mile pipeline has been sited and approved by relevant state and federal agencies and more than 22% of the pipeline has already been completed.…

Fact Check: The Lead with Jake Tapper

As the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (SRST) continues to wage their illegal protest of the Dakota Access pipeline, the media continues to mishandle, or simply ignore, the facts. The most recent example: CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper.


The piece, featuring an interview with SRST Chairman David Archambault, exemplifies the inaccurate coverage the protest and the Dakota Access project has received.…

MAIN coalition spokesperson Craig Stevens issued the following statement on Judge Boasberg’s decision

As activity has continued to ramp up on media reporting of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the MAIN coalition is also ramping up its media and public outreach. To that end, I will be providing context and comment on behalf of the coalition moving forward.

 As you know, the Dakota Access pipeline has been federally permitted and, already, more than 200 miles have been completed.

Fact Check: Missouri River Crossing

There is a pipeline crossing Lake Oahe near Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

It stretches over a thousand miles from the high plains near the Canadian Border to Illinois and Indiana where the products it carries can be distributed for consumption throughout a resource-thirsty Midwest. Do you think you can guess what we’re referring to?…