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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…

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Security Board – VS – TigerSwan

BISMARCK, N.D. – Round 2: North Dakota regulators are seeking up to $2 million in fines from a North Carolina company that handled security for the developer of the heavily protested Dakota Access oil pipeline. The board alleges that TigerSwan illegally operated in North Dakota without a state license during protests against the pipeline in…

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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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Army Corps Says DAPL is Safe

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington, D.C., ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to further review environmental analysis on the permit, which had granted the final easement to finish the pipeline. That report is in. Yesterday, the Army Corps said in its decision that granting the permit and right of way for the company…

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Mountain Valley Pipeline and Sioux Spiritual Sites

BREDL and Sioux Tribal Historic Preservation Officers filed a motion in D.C. Court Monday stating that the Mountain Valley Pipeline threatens areas claimed by Sioux as having spiritual significance. “The linguistic and historic connection between the Sioux of Appalachian/Piedmont Virginia and the western Sioux tribes legitimizes the desire on the part of the Cheyenne River…

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Sophia Wilansky Files Lawsuit For Evidence

According to reports, attorneys for 22-year-old Sophia Wilansky, of New York, filed the lawsuit Friday, alleging unlawful deprivation of property, lack of due process and unreasonable seizure. At 4am on November 21, 2016, Sophia Wilansky was on the Backwater Bridge during a protest. This is where Wilansky suffered a left arm injury in an explosion….

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Victories Fighting Pipelines

Recent rulings are offering real hope. These cases are coming to light and not looking good for Pipeline builders. Two cases below from this week alone. A Federal judge puts a pause on Mountain Valley Pipeline construction plans through Southwest Virginia. The decision by U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth Dillon came during a proceeding in…

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Standing Rock – The Media Bubble

Standing Rock – The Media Bubble Opinion By: A Water Protector It amazes me that the overall perception of the Standing Rock movement remains distorted to the masses. I still hear about the “Trash” left behind or about the “Violent” protestors. Anyone who followed the movement, knew that niether statement was accurate. Few people know the facts….

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Tax Act and The Quiet Oil Deal

Did you know: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act allows drilling in the untouched Alaskan tundra. This item is tucked into the Senate tax bill and has little to do with taxes but it avoids a direct up-or-down vote by clinging on. ANWR, a swath of tundra on the northern Alaska coast, is home to…

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Ohio Gets Another Spill – Thanks Rover

Black Fork Mohican River marked Rover’s 19th environmental violation this year, according to Ohio EPA. This latest incident happened when 200 gallons of bentonite-based drilling fluid spilled into the Black Fork Mohican River in Ashland County. It was the largest of three spills near the river this month, and close to the site of a…

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