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Court orders Dakota Access Pipeline to be shut down by August 5

The Trump administration has been handed a stunning defeat after a district court ruled Monday that the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline must shut down by August 5 during an in-depth environmental review.

Private investor divests $34 million from companies tied to DAPL

Norway's largest private investor, Storebrand, is divesting from three companies tied to the Dakota Access Pipeline, adding a little clout to a campaign to hit the DAPL where it hurts the most - Their pocketbook.

Veteran's group raises over $200,000 to support pipeline protest

Cannon Ball - Veteran's Stand, a military veteran's organization has collected $213,500 to send supplies to the Standing Rock Native American reservation in North Dakota as part of a renewed campaign against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Seattle votes to divests $3 billion from Wells Fargo over DAPL

Seattle - The Seattle City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to divest $3 billion from Wells Fargo bank over its role as a lender to the highly controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

San Francisco: Hundreds protest Trump's oil pipeline orders Special

San Francisco - In the wake of President Donald Trump's executive orders reviving the highly controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, Native Americans and their allies protested around North America this week.

Accidentally running over protesters OK under new N. Dakota bill

Bismarck - A North Dakota state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would exempt drivers from liability if they accidentally kill or injure a pedestrian, a measure its leading sponsor admits is a response to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests at Standing Rock.

New Senate Indian Affairs chair supports Dakota Access Pipeline

Washington - The incoming Republican-controlled Senate has named John Hoeven, a staunch proponent of the highly controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, as the new chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

U.S. Federal officials to close down Standing Rock protest camp

Bismarck - The Army Corps of Engineers has sent a letter to the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in the state of North Dakota, Dave Archambault II, indicating federal officials plan to close access to a campsite where protesters have been for months.

Dakota Access Pipeline protests grow as companies look to courts

The companies behind the Dakota Access pipeline filed papers on Monday night in U.S. District Court, asking the court to intervene in the fight over the pipeline's completion.

Norway's biggest bank may withdraw funding for Dakota Pipeline

Clashes between local authorities and protesters over Energy Transfer Partner's $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline project are making some investors worried. Norway's largest bank, DNB is seriously considering pulling its funding for the project.

141 arrested as police clear Dakota Access protest

Bismarck - Police garbed in riot gear, along with armored vehicles used pepper spray and batons to disperse over 300 protesters and clear out a camp. The protesters, many from the Standing Sioux tribe, were trying to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

North Dakota tribe's request to stop work on pipeline denied

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's battle with the Army Corps of Engineers has been ramped up after a federal judge ruled in favor of the Dakota Access Pipeline's construction continuing.

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Dakota Access Pipeline being built in Iowa
Dakota Access Pipeline being built in Iowa
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#NoDAPL water protectors face off against bulldozers constructing the highly controversial Dakota Ac...
#NoDAPL water protectors face off against bulldozers constructing the highly controversial Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock, North Dakota.
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