Tag Archives: #DAPL

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: Court victory may be short lived

I’ve just finished reading the 91-page ruling from US District Court Judge Boasberg. Touted as a “major victory” for the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes, there’s still a lot to be worried about as legal proceedings continue. First, … 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 update from the pipeline and the courtroom

Here is the latest, as of May 16, 2017. Oil is in the pipe Oil is in the pipe and they are bringing it up to pressure.  The actual first deliveries, and use of the pipe to transport oil, will … Continue reading

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Standing Rock: In the Courts of the Conqueror (and my comments on the EIS)

The title of this blog post comes from Walter Echo-Hawk’s book, In the Courts of the Conqueror: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided.  Echo-Hawk (Pawnee) is an attorney and his book is a tour de force of US … Continue reading

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Standing Rock: Understanding the EIS Process

It’s time to comment on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).  The deadline is February 20.  Here’s what you need to know. First, Trump’s “executive order” did not automatically approve the pipeline (and it’s actually … Continue reading

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Gratitude for the Water Protectors

It’s astounding that 10,000 people converged on the open plain, with no water, food, sanitation, or housing, and worked together to make it all happen.  The first camp was started by Standing Rock youth.   Hundreds of other tribes from … Continue reading

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