DAPL-style protesters could face jail under new ‘critical infrastructure’ protection laws

New laws introducing harsher penalties against protesters who target “critical infrastructure” such as oil and gas pipelines are now pending in half a dozen states in the US. The legislation is aimed at deterring protests similar to the one that delayed operations at the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in …

Water Protectors Prepare For Battle: The Next Big Resistance In South Dakota

It’s raining buckets outside. The back and forth of the windshield wipers and Siri’s monotone guidance accompanies me through the roads riddled with potholes and semi-trucks. I pass several gated factories to an empty corner of the property, where the Puyallup Tribe and their allies had been protesting the Puget Sound Energy Liquid Natural Gas …

Tribes Petition to Shut Down DAPL Standing Rock Sioux and Northern Cheyenne want to stop Dakota Access oil flow

Standing Rock Sioux and Northern Cheyenne want to stop Dakota Access oil flow Renae Ditmer • August 13, 2017 The Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes, have requested that the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) be shut down while a U.S. District Court Judge decides whether to mandate further environmental review.The tribes’ attorneys, with …

Gov’t Says Releasing Reports On Dakota Pipeline Spill Would ‘Endanger Peoples’ Lives

  Chris White 2:11 PM 04/26/2017 Releasing information about a possible Dakota Access Pipeline spill could pose a serious threat to local citizens, according to the agency responsible for approving the contentious oil project. Army Corps of Engineers rejected a Freedom of Information request earlier this month for the assessment report on potential environmental impact …

Bless The Water around the World on March 22 for World Water Day

  Join us on World Water Day in a Global Prayer for Water Join us as we come together to Bless The Water around the World on March 22 for World Water Day.Gather at your local water source, or home, and place good intentions and prayers into the water. Let’s stand in solidarity with the …

Tuesday February 7, the US Army Corps gave notice of intent to grant the final easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline

Rise With Standing Rock and Indigenous Resistance Yesterday, Tuesday February 7, the US Army Corps gave notice of intent to grant the final easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross the Mni Sose (Missouri River).  They are skipping the Environmental Impact Study ordered in December, and skipping the congressional notification period required by law …

Global Coalition Stages Protests and Bank Closures Across Mother Earth to Defund Dakota Access Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 3, 2017 CONTACT:For inquiries to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, contact Nick Pelosi, Director Corporate Engagement, First Peoples Worldwide, [email protected], 540-899-6545 For inquiries to the Indigenous Coalition at Standing Rock, contact Tara Houska, National Campaign Director, Honor the Earth, [email protected], 612-226-9404 For inquiries about the week of action and event logistics …

‘The Dakota Access pipeline is becoming a litmus test for all banks involved’

With the Trump administration making clear its intent to push forward the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) regardless of widespread opposition, campaigners are ramping up their call for the project's financial backers to pull their support. "If money rules the day then we will bring compassion to our capital by divesting."—Chase Iron Eyes, Lakota People's Law …

Wells Fargo Issues Statement in Response to Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Ryan Burns / Monday, Jan. 30 PREVIOUSLY: Activists March on Arcata Wells Fargo in Protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline Press release from Wells Fargo: Wells Fargo understands the social and environmental concerns associated with projects such as the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). As a company committed to environmental sustainability and human rights, we respect …

The Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to Executive Orders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 24, 2017 Contacts: Jade Begay, [email protected],  505-699-4791 Diane May, [email protected], 317-292-2922 The Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to Executive Orders for Approving KXL & DAPL Washington D.C. - At approximately 11am EST, President Trump signed five executive actions, two of which will advance construction of the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access …

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reacts to Trump’s executive orders to advance construction of DAPL

CANNON BALL, N.D. - The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe issued the following statement Tuesday after President Trump signed executive orders to advance construction of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipelines. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe said Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s executive action towards an approval of an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline …

CREDO Statement on KXL and DAPL Executive Orders

  For Immediate Release Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:30am Credo Action Contact:  Email: [email protected] CREDO Staetment on KXL and DAPL Executive Orders WASHINGTON - CREDO released the statement below in response to reports that Pres. Trump plans to sign executive orders to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines: “President Trump …

Banks Financing Dakota Access Pipeline Decline Meeting with Tribal Leaders

One month after the pipeline was effectively put “on hold” by the Army Corps of Engineers, major commercial banks are still banking on the project — and losing thousands of customers a week as a result. Standing Rock, ND – For the last six weeks, a global coalition has been pressuring banks providing project loans …

ACTION ON JANUARY 28th TO CARRY THE PRAYER FROM STANDING ROCK TO BANKS WORLDWIDE

Dear Global Family, Thank you for your commitment to our collective future. Standing Rock is still standing strong through freezing temperatures, bravely holding the prayer for our water, our earth and our children's future - And they need our help. YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN A GLOBAL SYNCHRONIZED PRAYER ACTION ON JANUARY 28th TO CARRY …