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…Read moreRead more

Judge Drops Civil DAPL Case

A federal judge has dismissed a civil lawsuit that claimed Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault and others interfered with the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Dakota Access claimed the company suffered losses because during demonstrations last year, the defendants tried to block employees and contractors from entering and exiting the pipeline construction…Read moreRead more

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…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

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…Read moreRead more

New DAPL Fire Ruled Arson

5/1/2017 – A fire on a Dakota Access pipe-line site near Newell Thursday night has been ruled an arson. Details are hard to find, no major news outlet has reported on it that we can see. We are looking for the police reports for a detailed confirmation. Until then, here is what we can find….Read moreRead more

Mystery Oil Drains In Kansas

Hidden deep in the news world is what we find to be another disturbing story about oil contamination. This report is based on local news coverage we came across, we are awaiting “government” documentation and reports that are not yet available. The story begins when in Winfield, Ks, neighbors living near the Southwestern College campus…Read moreRead more

Oil Leak in Oklahoma

4/24/2017 Okla. Few details available, relying on local news– for the story. State and federal agencies are investigating what caused a crude oil pipeline to leak thousands of gallons of oil onto surrounding farmland in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma. According to a Report HERE – A farmer was told that the oil is “Good for the soil”…Read moreRead more

Report: Standing Rock Reason to Worry

Pipeline proponents have always claimed that pipelines are much safer than tankers or trains. But as a report reveals, the majority of Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco’s reported spills (51 percent) were specifically linked to pipelines. TYPE OF ACCIDENT and % of total NUMBER Pipeline (51%) 35 Fixed location (36%) 25 Storage tank (10%) 7 Mobile (3%) 2 TOTAL reported spills 2015-2016 69 According to a…Read moreRead more

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…Read moreRead more