Federal Court Blocks South Dakota Laws Suppressing Pipeline Protests

By Staff, Aclu.org -

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A federal court today blocked enforcement of the unconstitutional provisions of several South Dakota laws, including the recently-enacted “Riot Boosting” Act, that threaten [...]

The South Dakota Legislature Has Invented A New Legal Term To Target Pipeline Protesters

By Staff, Aclu.org -

The government of South Dakota has made it very clear that it does not like people who protest the Keystone XL pipeline. The state’s governor has dismissed them as “out-of-staters who come in to [...]

South Dakota Warns It Could Revoke Pipeline Permit

By Phil McKenna, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Phil McKenna for Inside Climate News. South Dakota regulators said they could revoke TransCanada's permit for the 7-year-old Keystone Pipeline if an investigation into a large oil spill [...]

SD Uses ‘Emergency’ Rules To Repeal Anti-Corruption Law

By Gregory Krieg, www.cnn.com -

By Gregory Krieg for CNN - South Dakota Republicans on Thursday repealed a historic anti-corruption law approved by voters in a statewide referendum on Election Day. The measure, which passed [...]

State Pulls Relief Resources From Swelling Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp

By Mike Nowatzki, www.bismarcktribune.com -

By Mike Nowatzki for The Bismarck Tribune - CANNON BALL – North Dakota’s homeland security director ordered the removal of state-owned trailers and water tanks from the Dakota Access Pipeline [...]

Work Stops At Dakota Access Pipeline Site

By Lauren Donovan, www.bismarcktribune.com -

By Lauren Donovan for The Bismarck Tribune - MORTON COUNTY — Work stopped Tuesday at the site where hundreds of Standing Rock Sioux tribal members and supporters are protesting construction of [...]

Dakota Pipeline Would Make Water New ‘Oil,’ Devastating All But Rich

By Erich Longie, www.truthdig.com -

By Erich Longie for Truth Dig - The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is leading a protest of Native Americans and their allies against the construction of DAPL, which could contaminate the Missouri [...]

Tribal Activists Defy Lawsuit, Vow Continued Resistance Against Dakota Pipeline

By Lauren McCauley, www.commondreams.org -

By Lauren McCauley for Common Dreams - An epic battle over land rights is being waged in the Dakotas, as a local Indigenous community, facing arrests and litigation, is standing firm in its [...]

Lakota Lead The Fight Against The Dakota Access Pipeline

By Jason Coppola, www.truth-out.org -

By Jason Coppola for Truthout - As the start of 2016 shatters last year's record as the hottest year on record, the Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires of the Great Sioux Nation) once again find [...]

Oil Leak From Keystone Pipeline 89 Times Worse Than Originally Thought

By Alejandro Davila Fragoso, www.thinkprogress.org -

By Alejandro Davila Fragoso for Climate Progress - Nearly a week after pipeline operator TransCanada shut down a section of its Keystone line over an oil leak, the company reported Thursday [...]

Liberation Day Honors Resistance At Wounded Knee

By Staff, www.unicornriot.ninja -

By Staff of Unicorn Riot - Pine Ridge, SD – On February 27th, 2016 Unicorn Riot attended the 43rd annual Liberation Day on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The day began with a “Four [...]

South Dakota Tribes Form Alliance To Battle Keystone XL Plan

By Indianz, www.indianz.com -

South Dakota tribes are working with non-Indians in an effort to stop the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline from crossing their state. TransCanada, the company behind the project, received a [...]