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News and Opinion

Dakota Access Pipeline Fulfilling Its Promise

By Bob Adelmann, The New American, January 1, 2018 Fully operational since June, the Dakota Access Pipeline is lowering transportation costs, reducing tank car usage, reducing environmental and population risk, improving South Dakota’s financial condition, and putting the lie...

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DAPL demonstrates who really cares about North Dakota

Minot Daily News, October 19, 2017 The spectacle of Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) protesters attacking their own protectors, attacking North Dakota civilians, damaging property and killing ranchers’ animals offered a stark contrast to how the rioters were portrayed...

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Dakota Access donates toward Williams County disaster trailer

By Renée Jean, Williston Herald, October 18, 2017 Williams County Emergency Management Director Mike Smith has been raising money for a disaster medical assistance trailer. Tuesday he got another $20,000, this time from Dakota Access. Hess, Oasis and Burlington...

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Letter: ‘Water protectors’ bad for environment

May 2, 2017 Editor, The Dakota Access Pipeline protesters are finally gone. Calling themselves “water protectors,” they contaminated a thousand acres of pristine grassland (also a sensitive wildlife habitat) and left behind mountains of trash, human waste...

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The Cannonball River slobs

By Paul Danish The activists protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline call themselves “Water Protectors,” but there’s a more evocative one-syllable Anglo-Saxonism that better describes them. Slobs. Now that the last of the Protectors have been hauled out...

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Real DAPL victims? Look in the mirror

By Mike Sasser Victimization is all the rage these days around the nation. In today’s world of polarized identity politics, things like “victimhood” and “outrage” are the new “successful” or “heroic.” While that may seem a bit Orwellian,...

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Forum editorial: DAPL looks to be a go

Inforum, February 13, 2017 The legal fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline river crossing near Cannon Ball, N.D., is not over, but the safe bet is that the last phase of the controversial project is a go. Two...

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Forbes

Trump’s Big Move On Dakota Access Pipeline

By Richard Epstein – 1/26/17 In effect, even though Dakota Access was tasked under the applicable statutes to conduct the requisite surveys, the SRST refused to cooperate with them, only to insist thereafter that they were not allowed to...

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Trump Is On The Right Side Of The Pipeline Debate

By Dallas Morning News Editorial Board – 1/26/17 – We’ve examined those (Standing Rock Sioux) concerns and don’t find them persuasive. The route does not cross the reservation and while it does travel underneath the Missouri River, the primary...

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Letter: Clear Out The Camp

By Troy Johnson With our new administration coming of Friday, hopefully the Dakota Access Pipeline will get completed. This protest thing really gave North Dakota a black eye. Not only did the protest stop jobs, but now it looks...

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Protesters Try to Reach DAPL Drill Pad

PRESS RELEASE Protestors provoke law enforcement Protesters cutting wire and engaging Law Enforcement and National Guard line.  Located on the shore of the Missouri River below the DAPL horizontal drill pad. After protesters cut through and...

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Forbes

On Standing Rock, Politics Trumped Facts And Law

Forbes – C. Dean McGrath, Jr. JAN 12, 2017 Last month, the Army Corps of Engineers, pursuant to political pressure, reversed its prior decision and denied the final permit needed to complete construction of the Dakota Access...

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CFIF Submits FOIA Requests on Dakota Access Pipeline Decision

Over recent days, the Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF) has sent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to five government agencies seeking information on communications between officials at those agencies and Jodi Gillette, the sister of the Chairman of the...

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Standing Rock Protests Tied to Soros-Funded Group

In recent weeks, it’s become clear that many of the Standing Rock protestors are aligned with various outside progressive groups, not native Americans. Now a new report by Inside Sources shows how George Soros and Tom Steyer influence-peddling progressive organizations...

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The Dakota Access Pipeline Must Be Built

By Bette Grande The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) crosses the Missouri River near the water plant serving Williston, North Dakota, my hometown. However, you would never know that based on the national media coverage of the DAPL protests....

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By the Numbers

January 9, 2017 BISMARCK, ND – A snapshot of resources and costs diverted from normal operations to support State and Local response to ensure public safety and law and order in Morton County and the Bismarck region due to...

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Five pipeline protesters arrested Tuesday

By Blair Emerson, The Bismarck Tribune, December 28, 2016 Police arrested five Dakota Access Pipeline protesters for criminal trespass Tuesday. The arrests were made around 1 p.m. after 11 protesters crossed the frozen Cannonball River to Turtle...

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A False Victory At Standing Rock

By Editorial Board, The Washington Post, December 6, 2016 THE OBAMA administration announced Sunday that it is denying an easement needed to build the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would run crude oil from North Dakota to Illinois. The...

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On the Dakota Access Pipeline, let’s stick to the facts

BY CRAIG STEVENS – 09/21/16 05:45 AM EDT Any large infrastructure project will generate some opposition, and that is understandable. Progress is often initially challenged; eventually, though, calm and respectful dialogue usually brings supporters and opponents together to find...

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What the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Really About

The standoff isn’t about tribal rights or water, but a White House that ignores the rule of law. By KEVIN CRAMER Dec. 6, 2016 7:40 p.m. ET A little more than two weeks ago, during a confrontation between protesters...

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Editorial: An oil pipeline puzzle

By Herald Staff, Boston Herald, Sunday 20, 2016 With hundreds of demonstrators on site and more around the country having produced three months of rallies in opposition, the Army Corps of Engineers reversed itself and decided not to approve...

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Decision on easement is lousy policy

By Mike McCleary, The Bismarck Tribune, December 11, 2016 Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., stressed the potential long-term impact of the decision. “Refusing the easement has ramifications over the long term. If companies and individuals cannot rely on...

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Complete Chaos

Thousands of vets came to support Standing Rock, but tribal leaders say it was a disaster By Liz Fields on Dec 9, 2016 The arrival of thousands of U.S. military veterans to North Dakota’s Standing Rock protest camp last...

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Trump’s Energy Revolution Can’t Come Soon Enough

Investor’s Business Daily, December 6, 2016 Politics: If you want to know why the economy has been struggling so much under President Obama, look no further than the arbitrary and capricious decision by his Army Corps of Engineers to...

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The pipeline-killers hate people

By Post Editorial Board, New York Post, December 6, 2016 The Obama administration’s move to shut down work on the Dakota Access Pipeline has a New York angle: The same hysteria is regularly at work here, too. ...

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Finish Dakota Access Pipeline: Our view

By The Editorial Board, USA TODAY, December 5, 2016 Blocking projects won’t keep oil in the ground The United States has 72,000 miles of crude oil pipeline. Yet each proposal to add 1,000 miles or so is...

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Presidential Miscues On The Dakota Access Pipeline

By Richard Epstein, Investor’s Business Daily, November 22, 2016 Right now a major energy and environmental fiasco is playing out over the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). This 1172-mile pipeline, when completed, will move 470,000 barrels of oil...

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James “Spider” Marks: Pipeline smear campaign must end

By Ret. Major General Spider Marks, Omaha World-Herald, November 17, 2016 Having failed to stop the Dakota Access pipeline through both the regulatory process and the federal court system, opponents have resorted to dirty politics. In their most shameful tactic...

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How Not to Fight Climate Change, Pipeline Edition

By David Shipley, Bloomberg View, November 10, 2016 A pipeline in North Dakota has become a rallying cry for protesters seeking to stop new fossil fuel projects. Their goal — reducing emissions — is the right one, but...

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Not all the Standing Rock Sioux are protesting the pipeline

By Jessica Ravitz, CNN Updated 5:21 PM ET, Thu November 3, 2016 Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, North Dakota (CNN)Ask around and you’ll hear stories of pipeline protesters who’ve traveled great distances. They’ve come from Japan, Russia and Germany. Australia,...

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Dakota Access – Legal, Beneficial & Necessary

By William F. Shughart II, Morning Consult, October 28, 2016 With its recent decision to deny the temporary injunction requested by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed what supporters of the Dakota Access Pipeline have...

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Native Americans Condemn The Dakota Pipeline, The Law Doesn’t

By Merrill Matthews, Washington Examiner, October 25, 2016 To hear environmental activists tell it, the Dakota Access Pipeline Project has run roughshod over Native American rights, heritage — and objections. But to hear the federal judge presiding over the case...

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FBI assisting Dakota Access Pipeline threat investigation

Thursday, September 15, 2016 6:44 a.m. CDT MORTON COUNTY, N.D. (KFGO) – A bizarre twist to the Dakota Access Pipeline protest underway in Morton County, North Dakota. Youtube video’s posted online by “Anonymous Agents” have issued threats against President...

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Pipeline protest shifts to anti-development agenda

By Ed Wiederstein, Bismarck Tribune, August 29, 2016 More than two weeks ago we saw the start of a public protest by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe begin to capture the media’s attention. After setting up a “Spirit Camp” back...

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