Unicorn Riot Records Requests re: Dakota Access Pipeline and Demonstrations

Using the online research toolkit at Muckrock, Unicorn Riot reporters have filed numerous public records requests to various law enforcement and government agencies in North Dakota in the process of our reporting on struggles against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Last week we received refusals from the North Dakota Highway Patrol to release their emails with Dakota Access Pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners LP.

This week, we have continued to file more requests, asking for emails with the topics of “Unicorn Riot” and conversations with Facebook, which censored our coverage of the #NoDAPL protests.  Additionally we have requested emails containing keywords such as “protest” “Standing Rock” and #NoDAPL” from a variety of North Dakota government bodies to see what newsworthy information might turn up.

As many of these requests are still pending, we have linked them all here so that people can follow the records requests as they proceed.

As responses come back, Muckrock’s interface will show the results of these requests at the links above.

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To see Unicorn Riot’s coverage of the Sacred Stone Camp and frontline anti-pipeline struggle, see below.

September 2016

For our coverage earlier this spring of the Sacred Stone Camp, see May 27th report, “Dakota Access Pipeline Blockade Enters 2nd Month“; May 5th, “Sacred Stone Camp Resists Dakota Access Pipeline“; April 3rd, “Tribal Citizens Build Camp in Path of Oil Pipeline“; March 29th, “Tribal Citizens Prepare to Blockade Bakken Oil Pipeline“.