Morton County

  • Federal Judge Orders Dakota Access Pipeline Shut Down

    July 6, 2020
    Fargo, ND – After years of ongoing litigation surrounding the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), today District Judge James Boasberg ordered that the pipeline be shut down and emptied of oil within 30 days. Boasberg’s shutdown order is intended to last until the Army Corps…...
  • Federal Prosecutions From #NoDAPL Movement Continue

    December 20, 2018
    Bismarck, ND – Almost two years after the eviction of indigenous encampments resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), federal prosecutions have continued to crack down on some of those involved. All of the federal #NoDAPL cases stem around events on October 27, 2016, when a…...
  • Sheriffs’ Association Secretly Waged “Information War” on #NoDAPL Movement

    July 24, 2017
    Morton County, ND – A new investigation by DeSmog and Muckrock reveals the behind-the-scenes role played by the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) in crafting narratives for law enforcement tasked with protecting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) from resistance by indigenous peoples and their allies. Emails…...
  • 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…...
  • Black Snake Killaz: A #NoDAPL Story

    April 17, 2017
    BLACK SNAKE KILLAZ: A #NoDAPL STORY Synopsis: Black Snake Killaz is a feature-length documentary film about the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. This film explores actions taken by water protectors to stop the construction of the oil pipeline and highlights actions taken by law…...
  • North Dakota Sheriff Advising South Dakota and Nebraska on Keystone XL

    April 16, 2017
    Omaha, NE – The Omaha World-Herald is reporting that Kyle Kirchmeier, the sheriff of Morton County, North Dakota, is providing consultation services to law enforcement in areas where the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline (KXL) is expected to be built. Kirchmeier is known for commanding…...
  • Three Unicorn Riot Journalists Have #NoDAPL Arrest Charges Dropped

    March 2, 2017
    Lee County, IA & Morton County, ND – Three Unicorn Riot journalists who were arrested and charged with criminal trespassing while documenting #NoDAPL direct actions have had their charges dropped in court dates set for the first three days of March. On Wednesday, March 1,…...
  • Three Unicorn Riot Journalists Face Trial This Week From DAPL Coverage

    February 27, 2017
    Morton County, ND / Lee County, IA – A week after a heavily militarized police force evicted the main #NoDAPL encampment, three Unicorn Riot journalists are set for trial facing criminal trespass charges stemming from our fall 2016 coverage of direct actions intended to stop…...
  • North Dakota Dismantles #NoDAPL Oceti Camp

    February 24, 2017
    Cannon Ball, ND – The water protector camp that for months formed a beachhead against Dakota Access Pipeline construction was destroyed midday Thursday, February 23rd. A combination of law enforcement and military units forced aside the last inhabitants so the remaining structures could be demolished,…...
  • Army Corps Grants Easement as Repression Continues at Standing Rock

    February 7, 2017
    Cannon Ball, ND – On February 7th, 2017, the Army Corps of Engineers stated its intent to grant an easement to Dakota Access LLC, to cross Lake Oahe with the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The easement is north of the location where tens of thousands…...