As thousands of veterans descended on Standing Rock this past weekend to join the #NoDAPL demonstrators, the Army Corps announced it has denied the final easement to Dakota Access for the crossing at Lake Oahe. Energy Transfer Partners claims that this doesn’t change anything, and they fully expect to complete the pipeline regardless.
On Thursday, Dec. 1, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii, 2nd District) delivered a speech on the House floor urging President Barack Obama to intervene and order the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline be halted immediately. In her speech, she announced her plans to join with thousands of fellow veterans who are “self-deploying” to Standing Rock this weekend to support the demonstrators and protect them from forcible removal.
On Friday, November 26, 2016, the Army Corps of Engineers announced a December 5 deadline to move protesters off their current location to a nearby “free speech zone.” Just days after setting this ultimatum for demonstrators encamped at the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, the Army Corps walked back their deadline to move the camp from its current location.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved legislation prohibiting new fossil fuel leases on city-owned property in an effort to combat climate change.
More than six months after the establishment of Sacred Stone Camp at Standing Rock Reservation, protesters are continuing to resist the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Here are some actions you can take to help out.
A disturbing trend has been occurring in recent months on the ground at Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota: Journalists are being assaulted, arrested, jailed, and threatened with excessive criminal charges for the unspeakable crime of attempting journalism.
Grant Township is tiny community taking up a 27-square-mile patch of Western Pennsylvania that was faced with the threat of a giant energy corporation leaving toxic fracking wastewater deposits under it. Its 700 residents were concerned over the historical trend all over America of protesters being arrested while attempting to speak out against bullying corporations. So Grant Township passed a law that protects its residents from arrest if they protest Pennsylvania General Energy Company’s (PGE) creation of an injection well.