The Dakota Access Pipeline is pictured under construction in Williams County, N.D. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Dakota Access Seeks To Keep GIS Data Private

BISMARCK – Attorneys for the Dakota Access Pipeline have asked state regulators to keep the exact location of the pipeline confidential due to safety concerns. The company is requesting that the North Dakota Public Service Commission issue an order that restricts access to geographic information system (GIS) data “for the safety of Dakota Access representatives…
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Pipe for the Sandpiper Pipeline is stored east of Stanley, N.D., along U.S. Highway 2 in anticipation of construction for the pipeline, which Enbridge officials hope will begin in the middle of 2016. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

UPDATED: Enbridge Suspends Pursuit Of Sandpiper Pipeline Approval

SUPERIOR, Wis. — Enbridge announced late Thursday it plans to suspend the Sandpiper Pipeline, citing changes in market conditions and Minnesota regulatory delays that prompted customers to invest in a different pipeline. Enbridge Energy Partners will withdraw applications pending with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission and shelve the Sandpiper until North Dakota oil production recovers…
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The Sacagawea Pipeline is pictured under construction on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, in Mountrail County, N.D., near Lake Sakakawea. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

New Court Battle Brewing On Different Pipeline

NEW TOWN, N.D. – Construction has resumed on a pipeline that will cross a water body over the objections of a North Dakota Native American tribe. No, it’s not the Dakota Access Pipeline. This project involves Paradigm Energy Partners, a company that is installing two pipelines under Lake Sakakawea that will be owned by Sacagawea…
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A camp of pipeline protestors sits Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, north of Cannon Ball, N.D.Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service

Pipeline Protesters Reject ‘Unlawful’ Label

By Amy Dalrymple and Mike Nowatzki BISMARCK – After a week free of arrests, protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline say removal of a roadblock leading to their camp is long overdue, and the American Civil Liberties Union is considering legal action if it doesn’t happen. For protesters, the roadblock perpetuates what they say is…
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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II greets the Dakota Access Pipeline opponents Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, who are camped north of Cannon Ball, N.D. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

Legal Groups Look To Help Tribe By Finding New Ways To Challenge Pipeline

NEAR CANNON BALL, N.D. – Dakota Access Pipeline opponents prepared Thursday to continue camping near the Missouri and Cannonball rivers while legal groups said they’re looking for new ways to challenge the pipeline. Honor The Earth, an environmental rights group that opposed Enbridge’s Sandpiper Pipeline in Minnesota, is now focusing efforts on the Dakota Access…
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