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UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 7:49 p.m.

Dakota Access review to re-examine impact on tribe

A federal judge’s order for more environmental review of the already-operating Dakota Access oil pipeline has several potential outcomes, all of which could spark even more wrangling in a Washington, …


Goodman: Four questions for James Comey

It would be a shame to have Comey testify under oath and leave unasked important questions about FBI misconduct – both historical and up to this very day.


Judge won’t stop oil from flowing through disputed pipeline

A judge refused to head off the imminent flow of oil in the disputed Dakota Access pipeline, likely clearing the way for operations to begin next week.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 3:13 p.m.

‘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 …


‘Teach-in’ at Gonzaga University protests Dakota Access oil pipeline

Students, professors and Native American leaders held an all-day “teach-in” Monday at Gonzaga University to protest the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, which triggered a monthslong standoff and …


North Dakota, feds address garbage left at pipeline protest camp

Federal and state officials announced plans Wednesday to accelerate cleanup at a camp in southern North Dakota that has housed hundreds and sometimes thousands of Dakota Access pipeline opponents.


Bridge near pipeline protest likely to reopen – eventually

Reopening a bridge near the main Dakota Access pipeline protest encampment is key to restoring better relations between the state and the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, according to North Dakota’s …


North Dakota emergency officials: We won’t let pipeline protesters freeze

The head of North Dakota’s emergency management services says the state is prepared to respond to Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during a winter storm or some …


Attorney General Lynch sends mediators to defuse standoff over pipeline

Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Friday in a videotaped statement that she was dispatching federal mediators to ensure the ongoing standoff between protesters and police over the Dakota Access Pipeline …


Dakota pipeline protest inspires local Native Americans to make the 16-hour drive to Standing Rock

Protests against the Dakota Access pipeline have inspired dozens of Inland Northwest residents to make the 16-hour drive to North Dakota. The Standing Rock Sioux’s struggle to protect land and …


Pipeline protesters vow to stay camped on federal land

Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters will not follow a government directive to leave the federal land where hundreds have camped for months, organizers said Saturday, despite state officials encouraging them …


Father of injured pipeline protester says she may lose arm

A New York woman seriously hurt protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline faces multiple surgeries and could lose an arm, her father said Tuesday, and protesters and law enforcement gave …


Amy Goodman: Pipeline CEO should face the music

Musicians are increasingly joining the fray, striking an unexpected chord: pressuring oil billionaire Kelcy Warren, CEO of Energy Transfer Partners, which owns the pipeline.


Pipeline protesters demonstrate through Facebook check-ins

By now, depending on your Facebook filter bubble, you’ve probably seen it: a Facebook friend “checking in” to Standing Rock, North Dakota, and then a separate post explaining the clever …