Pope Francis Steps Into Pipeline Dispute Pope Francis says indigenous groups should be able to allow or deny economic activity that would affect their ancestral bands. It's a view that conflicts with the Trump administration that is pushing to build a $3.8 billion oil pipeline despite opposition from American Indians.
Army Corps Told To Approve Dakota Pipeline EasementThe acting secretary of the Army has ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to allow construction of the Dakota Access pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir, a North Dakota senator said, the latest twist in the months-long legal battle over the $3.8 billion project.
North Dakota Oil Spill Raises Concerns, Helps Justify Pipeline ProtestThe discovery of an oil spill earlier this month at a western North Dakota pipeline has drawn heightened attention because of the battle over the Dakota Access oil pipeline being built about 150 miles to the southeast.
Feds Block Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Route, Protesters CelebrateThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe's water source and cultural sites.
Next Test For Pipeline Protesters: The North Dakota WinterHundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline are shrugging off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on the North Dakota grasslands, so far.
Oil Pipeline: Trump's Stock In Company Raises ConcernWith President-elect Donald Trump holding stock in the company building the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, pipeline opponents warn that Trump's investments could affect any decision he makes on the $3.8 billion project as president.
After Tense Standoff, Pipeline Protesters Staying Near CampProtesters attempting to block the Dakota Access oil pipeline were staying near their encampment Saturday following two days of confrontations that resulted in more than a hundred arrests and a barricade of burned-out vehicles blocking a North Dakota highway.
Oil Pipeline Protesters Burn Vehicles, Set RoadblockProtesters ousted from private land where they tried to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline set fire to vehicles and built roadblocks along a North Dakota state highway where they faced off Friday with authorities.
Oil Pipeline Protesters Brace For Confrontation With PoliceProtesters trying to stop construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline are preparing for a confrontation with police Thursday after the demonstrators refused to leave private land in the pipeline's path.
Officials Shoot At Drone During Pipeline Protests, Arrest 126Authorities fired at an unmanned aircraft and a group of Dakota Access pipeline opponents twice blocked a North Dakota state highway Sunday, capping a weekend of protests.
Emails Show Machinations Behind Clinton's Shift On PipelineHacked emails show the Hillary Clinton campaign wrestling with how to announce her opposition to construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline without losing the support of labor unions that supported to project.