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Standing Rock: Court rules pipeline to stay open for now

On October 11, 2017, the US District Court under Judge Boasberg issued a temporary ruling that the Dakota Access Pipeline can stay open for now, while the larger case proceeds.  The full 28-page ruling is available here. Interestingly, the judge’s … Continue reading

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Standing Rock: Victory in Court

A federal judge made a mixed ruling today, though largely in favor of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (SRST), that the permitting process for the Dakota Access Pipeline was flawed. Earthjustice, whose legal team represented SRST, has issued a press … Continue reading

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Standing Rock mercenaries’ secrets revealed

In recent weeks, whistleblowers have revealed documents and stories regarding renegade behavior by private security firms hired by Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) to protect the Dakota Access Pipeline from protesters.  But the mercenaries went a lot further than that, creating … Continue reading

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Upside-Down Flags, Standing Rock, and the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest: Background and Basic Facts

Here are the basic facts.  There’s an oil boom in North Dakota in a region called the Bakken oil fields, which produces high quality oil, so pure that some workers up there have put unrefined Bakken crude oil straight into … Continue reading

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Occupied Lands: The Great Sioux Nation

This is the first installment of a multi-part series looking at lands that were ethnically cleansed of Native Americans, focusing on what has become of those lands today, and what has become of the people that lived there.  The Sioux … Continue reading

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