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September 27, 2022, 11:06 AM

Climate activist who targeted Dakota Access Pipeline sentenced to 6 years after terrorism enhancement

A federal judge last week ordered Ruby Montoya, a 32-year-old climate activist, to serve six years in prison for her role in damaging the Dakota Access Pipeline
September 27, 2022, 11:06 AM
Activist who targeted Dakota Access Pipeline sentenced after terrorism enhancement
9 months ago

Judge sides with law enforcement in pipeline protest suit

A federal judge has sided with local law enforcement in a case brought by Dakota Access Pipeline demonstrators alleging excessive use of force by police at a protest site in North Dakota in 2016
9 months ago
1 year ago

Dakota Access asks high court to reverse pipeline decision

The company that operates the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse an appellate ruling ordering additional environmental review
1 year ago
1 year ago

More oil shipped as Dakota Access Pipeline expansion starts

Energy Transfer executives say more oil is being shipped through the Dakota Access Pipeline as its expansion becomes operational
1 year ago
1 year ago

Pipeline foes gear up for large northern Minnesota protests

Organizers say they expect hundreds to attend the "Treaty People Gathering."
1 year ago
1 year ago

Hearing to decide fate of Dakota Access pipeline permit

A federal court hearing will determine whether the Dakota Access oil pipeline should be allowed to continue operating without a key permit while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts an environmental review on the project
1 year ago
2 years ago

Probe into Dakota Access protest continues 4 years later

There was a violent clash between pipeline protesters and law enforcement.
2 years ago
2 years ago

Tribes make new move to shut down Dakota Access Pipeline

Native American tribes opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline once again have asked a federal judge to stop the flow of oil while the legal battle over the line’s future plays out
2 years ago
2 years ago

Feds want deal with North Dakota over pipeline protest costs

The feds wants a deal on the $38 million the state spent policing protests.
2 years ago
2 years ago

Appeals court temporarily halts Dakota Access line shutdown

A federal appeals court has temporarily halted a judge's order that the Dakota Access Pipeline be shut down in three weeks
2 years ago
Appeals court temporarily halts Dakota Access line shutdown
2 years ago

Judge rejects Dakota Access request for emergency order

A federal judge rejected a request for an emergency order to delay the process of shutting down the Dakota Access pipeline while attorneys appeal a ruling to shutter the pipeline during the course of an environmental review
2 years ago
Judge rejects Dakota Access request for emergency order
2 years ago

Judge orders Dakota Access pipeline shut down pending review

A judge has ordered the Dakota Access pipeline shut down for additional environmental review more than three years after it began pumping oil
2 years ago
Judge orders Dakota Access pipeline shut down pending review
3 years ago

Over 380,000 gallons of oil spill from Keystone pipeline in North Dakota

More than 380,000 gallons of oil have spilled from a leak in the Keystone pipeline in North Dakota this week, officials said.
3 years ago
Over 380,000 gallons of oil spill from Keystone pipeline
3 years ago

Corps: No more Dakota Access Pipeline study needed

Army Corps of Engineers found the pipeline doesn't harm American Indian tribes.
3 years ago
3 years ago

Keystone XL pipeline opponents pursue new legal challenge

Environmentalists ask a federal judge to cancel permits and other approvals.
3 years ago
4 years ago

Companies decry 'valve turners' who shut down pipelines

Climate change activists have embraced the practice, but companies cry foul.
4 years ago
'Valve turners' who shut down pipelines called domestic terrorists
4 years ago

Dakota Access pipeline developer slow to replace some trees

The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline missed a year-end deadline to plant thousands of trees in North Dakota
4 years ago
4 years ago

Revealing documentary on the youths at the heart of the Standing Rock protests against the Dakota Access pipeline

For months, the International Indigenous Youth Council, known for its commitment to peaceful action, has helped steer the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's efforts to halt the Dakota Access pipeline.
4 years ago
Meet the youths at the heart of the Standing Rock protests against the Dakota Access pipeline
5 years ago

210,000-gallon oil leak reported on Keystone pipeline in South Dakota

TransCanada, the pipeline's owner, said the leak is under investigation.
5 years ago
210,000-gallon oil leak reported on Keystone pipeline in South Dakota
6 years ago

Judge denies tribes' motion seeking to temporarily halt Dakota Access pipeline

Oil could flow through the pipeline as soon as next week.
6 years ago
Judge denies tribes' motion seeking to temporarily halt Dakota Access pipeline
6 years ago

Standing Rock fight comes to Washington for multiday protest

Indigenous activists erected a tipi camp beside the Washington Monument today.
6 years ago
Standing Rock fight comes to Washington for multiday protest
6 years ago

Keystone pipeline won't have to use American steel, despite Trump's repeated promises

Trump has said Keystone steel "comes from the U.S., or we're not building it."
6 years ago
Keystone pipeline won't have to use American steel
6 years ago

The end of the Standing Rock standoff between authorities, protesters

Protests took place for months in an attempt to stop the Dakota Access pipeline from being built next to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation.
6 years ago
The end of the Standing Rock standoff between authorities, protesters
6 years ago

Trump administration withdrew legal memo that found 'ample legal justification' to halt Dakota Access pipeline

The legal opinion was withdrawn two days before an easement was approved.
6 years ago
Trump administration withdrew memo that found 'ample legal justification' to halt Dakota Access pipeline
6 years ago

Authorities arrest last remaining demonstrators at pipeline protest camp

The Dakota Access pipeline protest site has been cleared after some demonstrators refused to leave Wednesday, when a deadline for evacuation passed.
6 years ago
Authorities arrest last remaining demonstrators at pipeline protest camp
6 years ago

Dakota Access pipeline protest site cleared after police in riot gear enter main camp

Forty-six people were arrested today, authorities said.
6 years ago
Dakota Access pipeline protest site cleared after police in riot gear enter main camp
6 years ago

Police in riot gear enter main protest camp for Dakota Access pipeline

Police clad in full riot gear have entered the main encampment of people protesting the Dakota Access pipeline near Cannonball, North Dakota, where some protesters remained despite state and federal orders to leave.
6 years ago
Police in riot gear enter main protest camp for Dakota Access pipeline
6 years ago

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman's DAPL Fight in Washington

Harold Frazier and his team traveled to D.C., when they presented a temporary restraining order against the DAPL on Feb. 13 and reviewed the original treaties the U.S. signed with the Great Sioux Nation.
6 years ago
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman's DAPL Fight in Washington
6 years ago

Pipeline protesters burn camps as deadline to vacate approaches

People have gathered at the Oceti Sakowin camps in North Dakota to protest construction of the Dakota Access pipeline.
6 years ago
Pipeline protesters burn camps as deadline to vacate approaches
6 years ago

Authorities move into Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp

The deadline to evacuate the Oceti Sakowin camp was Wednesday at 2 p.m.
6 years ago
Authorities move into Dakota pipeline protest camp
6 years ago

Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps ordered to vacate

Officers arrested at least 10 protesters who refused to leave a North Dakota campsite and have warned the area will soon flood and any trash and debris left behind may become hazardous to rivers.
6 years ago
Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps ordered to vacate
6 years ago

Dramatic final showdown over the Dakota Access Pipeline

Protesters set fire to temporary structures they built as authorities try to negotiate.
6 years ago
Dramatic final showdown over the Dakota Access Pipeline
6 years ago

DAPL protesters refuse to leave camp ground

ABC News' Phillip Mena reports from the area where protesters are refusing to leave as they reach their deadline.
6 years ago
DAPL protesters refuse to leave camp ground
6 years ago

Dakota pipeline builder says oil could flow in as little as 2 weeks

Announcement comes amid legal battle between company and Indian tribes.
6 years ago
Dakota pipeline builder says oil could flow in as little as 2 weeks
6 years ago

Dakota Access pipeline protesters meet with authorities over emergency evacuation order

Dakota Access pipeline protesters at the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation in North Dakota met with state representatives Thursday.
6 years ago
Dakota Access pipeline protesters meet with authorities over emergency evacuation order
6 years ago
ND governor issues evacuation order for pipeline protest camp
6 years ago

Standing Rock Sioux Ask Court to Halt Dakota Access Pipeline Construction

Tribe joins a motion filed Thursday by Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.
6 years ago
Standing Rock Sioux Ask Court to Halt DAPL Work
6 years ago

Tribes fighting the Dakota Access pipeline lose bid to immediately pause construction

A judge found no irreparable harm to the tribes if construction goes on.
6 years ago
Tribes fighting Dakota Access pipeline lose bid to immediately pause construction
6 years ago

Judge to hear arguments on Dakota Access pipeline project

ABC News' Maggie Rulli reports from Washington talking to Leaders of Standing Rock.
6 years ago
Judge to hear arguments on Dakota Access pipeline project
6 years ago

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Files 1st Legal Challenge Over Dakota Access Pipeline Easement

A Native American tribe has filed the first legal challenge to block the nearly finished Dakota Access Pipeline from moving forward.
6 years ago
Native American Tribe Files 1st Legal Challenge Over Dakota Access Pipeline Easement
6 years ago

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Vows to Challenge Latest Army Corps Decision on Dakota Access Pipeline

Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline believe the easement cannot be granted legally at this time.
6 years ago
What's Next for the Dakota Access Pipeline?
6 years ago

Army Will Grant Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

The controversial final phase of the pipeline has been on hold.
6 years ago
Army Will Grant Easement Allowing Dakota Access Pipeline Construction to Resume
6 years ago

Timeline of Dakota Access Pipeline Development

An overview of the fight between the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Energy Transfer Partners.
6 years ago
Timeline of Dakota Access Pipeline Development
6 years ago

Why the Dakota Access Pipeline May Not Proceed Imminently Despite Presidential Memo

The Army said it has not yet granted the easement needed to finish the pipeline.
6 years ago
Why Dakota Access Pipeline May Not Proceed Imminently
6 years ago

Trump: 'Haven't Had One Call' Complaining About Dakota Pipeline

"As you know, I approved two pipelines that were stuck in limbo forever," President Donald Trump said during his remarks at a listening session with county sheriffs. "I don't even think it was controversial."
6 years ago
Trump: 'Haven't Had One Call' Complaining About Dakota Pipeline
6 years ago

Dakota Pipeline Decision Could Come This Week: Army Corps

The Army Corps of Engineers could reach a decision as early as this week on whether to grant an easement to the Dakota Access pipeline, according to an attorney for the government on Monday.
6 years ago
Dakota Pipeline Decision Could Come This Week: Army Corps
6 years ago

Dakota Access Pipeline Decision Could Come This Week: Army Corps of Engineers

A court hearing is scheduled for early next week.
6 years ago
Dakota Access Pipeline Decision Could Come This Week: Army Corps of Engineers
6 years ago

Army Corps of Engineers Closing Dakota Pipeline Protest Camp

Record levels of snow are expected in the area, which could compromise safety.
6 years ago
Army Corps of Engineers Closing Dakota Pipeline Protest Camp
6 years ago

Dakota Access Seeks to Shield 'Sensitive' Info to Protect Pipeline From Possible Terrorist Attack: Court Docs

The company seeks to protect the pipeline from potential terrorists.
6 years ago
Dakota Access Seeks to Shield 'Sensitive' Info to Protect Pipeline From Possible Terrorists: Court Docs
6 years ago

76 'Rogue' Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Arrested After Refusing to Vacate Camp

About 76 "rogue" protesters were arrested Wednesday near the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, authorities said.
6 years ago
76 'Rogue' Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Arrested After Refusing to Vacate Camp