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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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Dakota Access’s Trail of Broken Laws

There are several laws and regulations designed specifically to prevent the kind of conflict the world is witnessing at Standing Rock.  Energy Transfer Partners and the US Army Corp willfully ignored these laws and created the current crisis.  While thousands … Continue reading

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Dakota Pipeline knew about Standing Rock concerns 2 1/2 years ago

Here is the audio recording of Energy Transfers Partner’s (ETP) meeting with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (SRST) on September 30, 2014. The recording is astounding for its replication of current arguments.  The SRST clearly states their primary concerns are … Continue reading

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Standing Rock: America’s War Zone

I just returned from a Standing Rock/NoDAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) Teach-in at UC Davis, where we heard accounts from people just returning from the front lines.  The war terminology fits.  They described a veritable militarized zone, separating non-violent protesters (called … Continue reading

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Standing Rock Update: Non-violence vs 7-State Army

On October 27, a combination of military-equipped police forces from seven states and multiple counties, at the request of North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple, violently forced their way thru non-violent protesters and removed the Treaty Camp (also known as the … 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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Havoc, the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Dogs of War

The violent confrontations splashed across the media in the last few days recall not just another Avatar-esque confrontation between militarized resource-exploiting corporations and local indigenous inhabitants– and yet another ironic use of an appropriated Native name– but also the sordid … Continue reading

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