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Take This Pipe and Love It.

We have always been alarmed at the abuse of eminent domain and pipelines. Many know that eminent domain was designed for “Needed infrastructure that benefits the community” and was always used by the government. (Roads, Railroad, etc.) No more the rule. Now, private companies can persuade federal officials to mandate their projects, at gunpoint if…

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DAPL- The Alarm Clock

The Dakota Access Pipeline is not pumping oil today. It is suppose to begin service on Mother’s day. Facts like that keep me awake at times but perhaps I am viewing this the wrong way. I was asked yesterday, Is there anything good about the pipeline? I could think of nothing good. And then it…

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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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“Trump May Have Incited Violence”

Today, it was announced that Donald Trump will answer to charges of inciting violence. Words that should not go without notice to many from Standing Rock. Judge David J. Hale ruled against efforts by Trump’s attorneys to throw out a lawsuit accusing him of inciting violence against protesters at a March 2016 campaign rally in…

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Announcement Due on KXL

The State Department is set to approve the Keystone XL pipeline by Monday, a senior US official said, reversing the Obama administration’s decision to block the controversial oil pipeline. Monday is end of the 60-day timeline that Trump ordered in January when he issued an executive order for the construction of Keystone and the Dakota…

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House Recognizes Pipeline Issues

As many know, earlier this month, a federal judge denied a request by the Standing Rock and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe to halt construction. A separate request in federal court by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe to stop oil from flowing through the pipeline was denied last Tuesday. Today, we learn of another legal…

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US District Judge: No Injunction

3/15 – DC – A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday denied a request by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe for an emergency injunction to prevent oil from flowing through part of the Dakota Access Pipeline, saying such a move would be against the public interest. Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the…

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Final Appeal to Stop Oil

3/14/2017 – Native American tribes who are suing to stop the Dakota Access pipeline have asked a judge to prevent the flow of oil while they appeal his most recent decision. In his decision last week, Boasberg said the tribes didn’t raise the religion argument in a timely fashion and he questioned its merits. Cheyenne…

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BREAKING: Judge rules against tribes-

3/7/2017  – A federal judge has rejected a request from indigenous tribes to block drilling of the Dakota Access pipeline. James Boasberg in his ruling Tuesday said the tribes didn’t raise the religion argument in a timely fashion. He also questioned its merit. “Although the tribe’s members may feel unable to use the water from Lake…

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Standing Rock – A Hard Place

Anyone that knows of this crisis, is aware of the many hardships at Standing Rock. Against all odds, the water protectors have endured some of the most brutal responses to “protesting” in American history. The last few days have brought the biggest changes in the 8 month standoff. With words like “sanctions” and “restricted movement”…

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