Tag: standing rock

More Charges Dropped – Mni Wiconi

Earlier this year, around 500 protesters marched together near the Suwannee River State Park against the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline that cuts through Suwannee County. Charges against three Sabal Trail pipeline protesters who were scheduled to be tried in court this week were dropped by the state attorney’s office. Jeff Siegmeister, state attorney for…

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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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Native American Hall of Honor

The nomination process is now open for the “North Dakota Native American Hall of Honor.” Our goal is to be sure at least 1 water protector is nominated and inducted. With the thousands of “keyboard Warriors” and boots on the ground, getting this done is a must. Standing Rock must be included. Who? We have…

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Big Energy – Big Donations

When President Donald Trump took office in January, one of his first acts was to sign an executive order that would speed up the approval of several pipelines. We wondered why this was such a priority. Today, we got a clue. Contribution records from Trump’s inaugural committee, were released Wednesday by the Federal Election Commission. Energy…

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Kyle Thompson -DAPL Disaster

Kyle James Thompson, 30, was arrested for simple assault domestic violence, carrying a concealed weapon, and for possession of schedule I, II, and III drug paraphernalia, according to Burleigh County arrest records. Many remember that Thompson was arrested by Bureau of Indian Affairs agents after activists slammed a vehicle into his pickup truck. He was…

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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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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…

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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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Nominations Needed: Hall of Honor

The nomination process is now open for the “North Dakota Native American Hall of Honor.” Our goal is to be sure at least 1 water protector is nominated and inducted. With the thousands of “keyboard Warriors” and boots on the ground, getting this done is a must. Standing Rock must be included. Who? We have…

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Two Rivers Camp – “Pipeline Complete”

According to several sources, organizers of West Texas pipeline protests said they are closing down the largest of the camps set up to stop the Trans-Pecos Pipeline. Reports are that the pipeline is complete. Less than 10 protesters are now left at Two Rivers, on private land near Big Bend Ranch State Park. “Yeah, we’re…

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