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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UPDATED: Pipeline Opponents Say They’re Committed To ‘Long Haul’

By Mike Nowatzki and Amy Dalrymple NEAR CANNON BALL, N.D. – Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline say they’ll continue camping north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation after a federal judge said Wednesday it may take two weeks for a ruling on the tribe’s request for an injunction. “We’re still in limbo,” said Dallas…
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Aerial photograph taken Saturday, August 20, 2016 over protest camp on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Tom Stromme/Bismarck Tribune

Cultural Survey At Heart Of Tribe’s Pipeline Challenge

NEAR CANNON BALL, N.D. – The confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers is considered so sacred to tribal communities that enemy tribes once camped within view of each other but remained peaceful because of their reverence for the water and the land. That’s how the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe describes the area where the…
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