10 Gallon Oil Leak Becomes Largest in US -ND Cover-up

Oklahoma-based Oneok Partners LP reported a 10-gallon (38 liter) spill of natural gas liquids, or “condensate,” from an underground pipeline at its Garden Creek gas plant near Watford City in July 2015. Three years later, the company told the state that it had recovered 240,000 gallons (908,400 liters) of the liquid gas. This week, regulators went…Read moreRead more

Last Child Camp Gets Another Victory

Another victory on the legal side from Standing Rock. On February 1, 2017, Water Protectors were arrested at the Last Child Camp. The raids came after MG Malcolm Frost, U.S. Army chief of public affairs, said that the government was acting on Trump’s order “to expeditiously review requests for approvals to construct and operate the Dakota Access…Read moreRead more

More DAPL Cases Dismissed

According to a report today in the Tribune, Six water protectors who were among 126 arrested on Oct. 22 saw their cases dismissed this week. “Mark Labato, David Pakenham, Ronald Williamson, Lorenzo Serna, Victor Puertas and Sean Jordan were charged with criminal trespass and engaging in a riot in connection with a Dakota Access Pipeline protest…Read moreRead more

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,…Read moreRead more

DAPL: Ok To Conceal Some DATA

Attorneys for the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux didn’t get the greatest news this week. In a decision dated Friday, the U.S. District Judge James Boasberg would allow the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to keep secret some but not all pipeline information. What can remain hidden? Information that the company believes…Read moreRead more

DAPL Reports “Pipeline Attack”

Wide spread reporting discloses that the Dakota Access pipeline was under attack. Recent “coordinated physical attacks” along the Dakota Access Pipeline route have “posed threats to life, physical safety and the environment”, Dakota Access LLC said in court records filed late Monday, March 20. “These coordinated attacks will not stop line-fill operations,” Dakota Access attorneys…Read moreRead more

Council Weighs In –

1/05-2017 – Fort Yates, ND – The original burial ground of Hunkpapa Sioux leader Sitting Bull. A Tribal meeting was held today. During this meeting, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe made the effort to explain the current situation. History was made at Fort Yates, ND again. Council members, representing the people of the communities have…Read moreRead more