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Details: Operation DAPL Tactics

In a story from “The Intercept“, newly released documents show that a mercenary and security firm known as TigerSwan has operated without a license in North Dakota for the entirety of the pipeline security operation. “We are doing management and IT consulting for our client and doing no security work.” The documents also provide extensive…

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DAPL: Disputes Payment Agreement

Documents filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) show that Energy Transfer Partners is disputing a $1.5 million annual payment owed to the state agency as part of a five-year agreement signed in February. Big oil thinks it can destroy historic buildings without penalty? Sure seems like that’s the case. A Make Me Pay It attitude. Not…

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ND Oil Leak – 25,000 Gallons

BISMARCK, N.D. — A leak that spilled more than 25,000 gallons of crude oil in McKenzie County took 2 weeks to be announced to the public. The company reported the spill to state and federal agencies the same day, but the health department didn’t tell the public until Thursday because there was “confusion” over which…

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DAPL Leaks Before Opening

According to reports seen here, a leaky surge pump along the Dakota Access oil pipeline spilled 84 gallons of crude oil in April at a pump station just north of Crandon. Based on Dakota Media Group archives, the pump station is on 10.59 acres of land in rural Spink County. According to Brian Walsh, an…

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New Vandalism on DAPL

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Law enforcement officers have stepped up patrols around an oil pipeline site in Minnehaha County after vandalism was discovered. Sheriff’s Capt. Jason Gearman says vandals broke through a chain link fence recently that surrounds an above-ground section of the Dakota Access pipeline near Highway 19, north of Humboldt. KELO-TV reports a valve…

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Best DAPL Coverage Awards?

Writers for the Bismarck Tribune were recently “Awarded” for such great DAPL Coverage. We follow the paper and really wondered how this happened. Of the MANY stories we have read in this paper about DAPL, not one comes to mind that deserved the title “objective reporting.” But that was a quote during the ceremony. In…

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Following The Money – in General

Recently, the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services and Morton County Sheriff’s Department released a document explaining “Resources and costs diverted from normal operations” due to protest. In part, it shows: Days of Response Support 210 Hours of Response Support 331,721 State and Local Cost to Taxpayers (as of March 6, 2017) $38.2M Personnel (Salaries,…

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Senate Members: DAPL -No Permit?

Top Senate Democrats are questioning whether the builder and manager of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) had a permit to construct a controversial stretch of the project near tribal land and water sources. “We are concerned that Energy Transfer Partners or its subsidiaries might have been drilling under Lake Oahe without a permit and while…

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From Bad to Worse – Cook Inlet Leak(s)

Two weeks ago we wrote about a leaking pipeline. One that had to remain leaking for months because they had no way to fix it at the time. In a letter from the company about that natural gas leak – “During a meeting on Friday, February 17, 2017, we all agreed that we would prefer…

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KXL – “Not Likely to Happen”

KXL – “Not Likely to Happen” according to many lawyers that followed the DAPL crisis. Reasons for that statement to be true are adding up and just starting. (We warn, this is not reason to stop any opposition – it is not over.) At least 4 MORE federal lawsuits were filed this week seeking to…

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