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  • Dakota Access Pipeline Begins Commercial Operations

    June 1, 2017
    Dallas, TX – Energy Transfer Partners (who recently completed their official merger with Sunoco Logistics) announced today that the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is now operational, carrying oil from the Bakken shale fields in North Dakota to its end terminal in Patoka, Illinois. This news…...
  • DAPL Security Leak Shows Coordinated Surveillance and Repression of Water Protectors

    May 29, 2017
    Bismarck, ND – Leaked documents created by military intelligence contractor TigerSwan, recently obtained and published by The Intercept, provide a previously unseen look inside the operations taken by Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) security contractors against the #NoDAPL movement. TigerSwan was contracted to coordinate DAPL security…...
  • Indigenous-Led Pipeline Resistance Camps Spread Across the USA

    January 15, 2017
    Direct opposition to fossil fuel extraction projects continues to spread throughout the USA. Resistance camps mirroring the #NoDAPL encampments opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) have sprung up to resist the Sabal Trail, Trans-Pecos, Comanche, AIM, and Pilgrim Pipelines. Water protectors are concerned about the …...
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Announces Intent to Close Oceti Sakowin #NoDAPL Camp

    November 25, 2016
    UPDATE: Sunday, November 27, 2016 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a public statement reaffirming they plan to officially close the land which includes the Oceti Sakowin camp. However, the Corps also states that it “has no plans for forcible removal” of the…...
  • Land Defense & Water Protection Actions Ripple Across Turtle Island

    November 21, 2016
    As the struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline continues after fresh battles in North Dakota, where police injured over 300 unarmed water protectors, land defenders and water protectors are momentously standing firm in the face of corporate fossil fuel extraction across ‘Turtle Island’. [‘Turtle Island’…...
  • Police Attack Unarmed Water Protectors w/ Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas, and Water Cannons; 300+ injured

    November 21, 2016
    UPDATE (6/12/17) –  Emails released by The Intercept as part of their investigation into leaked documents from DAPL security contractor TigerSwan include an “Intel Group” email thread which took place in real time the night of November 20, 2016.  The emails show local, state, and…...
  • North Dakota Law Enforcement Official: “I’ll ultimately be paid by the oil people…”

    November 17, 2016
    Jamestown, ND – Emails obtained by Unicorn Riot through a public records request to the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (ND DOCR) raise questions about the deployment of personnel from various state agencies to protect the Dakota Access Pipeline from the water protectors…...
  • Despite Army Corps Statement DAPL Moves Horizontal Drill to Missouri River Crossing

    November 16, 2016
    Oceti Sakowin, ND – At approximately 3 a.m. November 16th, 2016, independent media makers from Digital Smoke Signals spotted a horizontal drill at the highly militarized drill site next to the Missouri River. This sighting comes two days after the Army Corps statement made on…...
  • “No More Stolen Sisters” Demonstration Blockades DAPL Man Camp; 25+ Arrests

    November 16, 2016
    Mandan, ND – Early Tuesday morning, a caravan of dozens of water protectors left the Oceti Sakowin encampment and drove to a Dakota Access Pipeline site on the outskirts of Mandan that served as a “man camp” and equipment yard. The demonstration had a message…...
  • Army Corps Delays DAPL Easement

    November 14, 2016
    Washington, DC – On Monday, November 14, the Army Corps of Engineers said in a statement that “additional discussion and analysis” was “warranted” before they could grant an easement needed by Dakota Access Pipeline to start construction on land near Lake Oahe. UPDATE: Army Corps…...