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More than $600,000 spent on police gear for pipeline protest

North Dakota law enforcement purchased more than $600,000 worth of body armor, tactical equipment and crowd control devices during the height of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, state …


Judge allows Dakota Access pipeline to keep running

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Dakota Access oil pipeline can continue operating while a study is completed to assess its environmental impact on an American Indian tribe.


Senators want more details on Corps’ Dakota Access decisions

Two Democratic U.S. senators want the chief of the Army Corps of Engineers to explain the agency’s decision-making that ultimately paved the way for completion of the disputed Dakota Access …


Missoula to pull $2.6 million from Wells Fargo accounts over oil pipeline investments

The Missoula City Commission has voted to pull $2.6 million of the city’s money from Wells Fargo accounts because the bank is invested in the Dakota Access Pipeline and because …


Dakota Access oil pipeline doesn’t faze big rail shippers

The two biggest railroads shipping oil from North Dakota don’t seem particularly concerned that the Dakota Access pipeline may be about to come online, as oil makes up only a …


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017

Judge won’t stop construction of Dakota Access pipeline

A federal judge declined Tuesday to temporarily stop construction of the final section of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, clearing the way for oil to flow as soon as …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017

‘Black snake prophecy’ at center of Dakota oil pipeline battle

Citing religious rites and the dark prophecy of a “terrible black snake” that will bring harm to its people, a Sioux Indian tribe returned to court Tuesday in an 11th-hour …


Would Dakota pipeline slow oil transport through Spokane, threaten terminal at Port of Vancouver?

Almost as soon as the Trump administration took office, the future of the Dakota Access pipeline looked certain. Any hopes held by protesters that the 470,000-barrels-per-day project could be stopped …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017

Dakota Access oil pipeline camp cleared by police

Authorities on Thursday cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017

Most oil pipeline opponents leave North Dakota protest camp

Most of the Dakota Access pipeline opponents abandoned their protest camp Wednesday ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land, and authorities moved to arrest some who …


Pipeline protesters call for Bellingham to drop US Bank

Opponents of the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline are calling for Bellingham to pull its money out of U.S. Bank, which has committed to lending money to a parent …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017

Corps won’t extend deadline for protest camp disbanding

The Army Corps of Engineers says it won’t extend a deadline for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to vacate their encampment in North Dakota. The Corps early this month told …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017

Army to allow completion of Dakota Access oil pipeline

The Army said Tuesday that it will allow the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, clearing the way for completion …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017

Labor groups praise Trump’s pipelines order; environmental groups say they’ll fight

Groups representing manufacturers and laborers are praising President Donald Trump’s executive actions to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017

Trump gives green light to Dakota Access, Keystone XL oil pipelines

President Donald Trump signed executive orders Tuesday to revive the controversial Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines, another step in his effort to dismantle former president Barack Obama’s environmental …


Quinault Nation celebrates Army Corps decision on Dakota oil pipeline

Quinault Indian Nation President Fawn Sharp and others from the tribe arrived at the Standing Rock protest camp just in time to join in the celebration after the decision by …


Pipeline delays cost builder millions, risking contract loss

The completion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline has been delayed after the U.S. Army declined to grant an easement for the final few thousand feet under a Missouri River …


Could Dakota Access pipeline move after permit is denied?

The Army Corps of Engineers’ refusal to grant a permit for the Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross beneath the Missouri River has focused more attention on alternative routes, but …


Trump supports Dakota Pipeline and will review Obama’s rejection

The Dakota Access Pipeline should be approved and President-elect Donald Trump will review the decision to deny a permit for the project once it takes office, a spokesman for Trump’s …


Next test for pipeline protesters: the North Dakota winter

So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on …


Pipeline protest arrests strain North Dakota’s court system

The hundreds of arrests during the months of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota have created an unprecedented burden for the state’s court system, which faces …


Order to disperse could have little effect on oil pipeline protest camp

A government order for protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline to leave federal land could have little immediate effect on the encampment where scores of people have been gathered for …


Oil pipeline: Trump’s stock in company raises concern

President-elect Donald Trump holds stock in the company building the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, and pipeline opponents warn that Trump’s investments could affect any decision he makes on the …


Oil pipeline: Trump’s stock in company raises concern

President-elect Donald Trump holds stock in the company building the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, and pipeline opponents warn that Trump’s investments could affect any decision he makes on the …


Tribe calls for pipeline opponents to boycott Bismarck

The leader of the Cheyenne River Sioux in South Dakota is urging all opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to boycott businesses in North Dakota’s capital city.


Officers douse Dakota oil pipeline protesters in subfreezing weather

Authorities on Monday defended their decision to douse protesters with water during a skirmish in subfreezing weather near the Dakota Access oil pipeline, and organizers said at least 17 protesters …


Dakota Access oil pipeline developer won’t consider reroute

The head of the company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline says the company won’t consider rerouting it to address American Indian concerns.


Army Corps’ latest Dakota oil pipeline delay purely political, company says

The Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to further delay construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline so that it can continue studying the issue and gather more input from the …


Pipeline protesters urge unity after days of confrontations

Protesters trying to block the Dakota Access oil pipeline urged unity on Saturday as they prayed together near burned-out construction vehicles that served as a barricade between activists and law …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 28, 2016

Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters burn vehicles, set roadblock

Protesters ousted from private land where they tried to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline burned vehicles and built roadblocks along a North Dakota state highway where they …