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Protestors work to extinguish a fire blocking North Dakota Hwy. 1806 on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, north of Cannon Ball. 
Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Protestors work to extinguish a fire blocking North Dakota Hwy. 1806 on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, north of Cannon Ball. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Siding With Lawless, Violent #NoDAPL Movement, Obama Helps Create More Republicans

Siding With Lawless, Violent #NoDAPL Movement, Obama Helps Create More Republicans

There are a lot of reasons to think the Obama administration’s decision to decline an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline yesterday was a travesty, among the most prominent the fact that it was President Obama who made this decision. It’s worth keeping in mind that the pipeline’s current crossing of Lake Oahe was already

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Law enforcement stand atop Turtle Hill on the Cannonball Ranch watching as protesters stand at the base while others stand across the water on Thursday afternoon in southern Morton County. A makeshift bridge placed by the protesters allowed them access to the private property.
Law enforcement stand atop Turtle Hill on the Cannonball Ranch watching as protesters stand at the base while others stand across the water on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 24, 2016, in southern Morton County. A makeshift bridge placed by the protesters allowed them access to the private property. TOM STROMME/Bismarck Tribune

Congressman Cramer: Eviction Notice to #NoDAPL Camps Was Delayed for Weeks by the White House

Yesterday the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dropped a holiday weekend surprise on the contentious battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline. The federal agency told protesters they have until December 5 to move off Corps land they’ve been camping on. Those camps have been a major bone of contention throughout this process. They were established

Police use a water cannon to put out a fire started by protesters during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S. November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Police use a water cannon to put out a fire started by protesters during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, N.D. on Nov. 20, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

North Dakota Is Burning and President Barack Obama Is to Blame

“The September decision by the Obama administration to delay final approval for the Dakota Access Pipeline was intended to give federal officials more time to consult with Native American tribes that have faced dispossession from lands for decades,” Reuters reports today. “But the delays have also caused increased consternation among company officials and led to

President Barack Obama smiles with David Archambault II, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Leader, after entering the Cannonball pow wow grounds at the start of the Cannonball Flag Dag Celebration on Friday, June 13, 2014. (Kevin Cederstrom/Forum News Service)
President Barack Obama smiles with David Archambault II, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Leader, after entering the Cannonball pow wow grounds at the start of the Cannonball Flag Dag Celebration on Friday, June 13, 2014. (Kevin Cederstrom/Forum News Service)

Dakota Access Pipeline Company Asks Courts to Override Obama Administration’s Political Obstruction

“This action is motivated purely by politics at the expense of a company that has done nothing but play by the rules it was given,”Kelcy Warren, CEO of Energy Transfer Partners, said of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decision to not make a decision about the last easement for the much-protested Dakota Access Pipeline

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Army Corps Decides Not to Make a Decision on Dakota Access Pipeline

“Today, the Army informed the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Energy Transfer Partners, and Dakota Access, LLC, that it has completed the review that it launched on September 9, 2016,” a press release from the Corps of Engineers states today. “The Army has determined that additional discussion and analysis are warranted in light of the history

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Tribal members visit the protested site of pipeline construction Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, near Cannon Ball, N.D. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service

Obama Administration’s Decision on the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Imminent

It’s been 63 days since President Barack Obama responded to a decision by federal Judge James Boasberg (an Obama appointee, ironically enough) to reject legal arguments against the Dakota Access Pipeline by withdrawing an easement for crossing the Lake Oahe reservoir the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had already decided to grant. Yesterday Boasberg held

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Obama on #DAPL: “We’re Going to Let It Play Out” Until I’m Not President Any More

“I think that right now the Army Corps is examining whether there are ways to reroute this pipeline in a way,” President Obama said of the Dakota Access Pipeline situation during a recent interview. “So, we’re going to let it play out for several more weeks and determine whether or not this can be resolved

President Barack Obama smiles with David Archambault II, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Leader, after entering the Cannonball pow wow grounds at the start of the Cannonball Flag Dag Celebration on Friday, June 13, 2014. (Kevin Cederstrom/Forum News Service)
President Barack Obama smiles with David Archambault II, Standing Rock Sioux tribal leader, after entering the Cannon Ball powwow grounds at the start of the Cannonball Flag Dag Celebration on Friday, June 13, 2014. (Kevin Cederstrom/Forum News Service)

National Sheriff’s Assoc. Alleges Effort to Thwart Federal Assistance in #NoDAPL Protests, Calls for Investigation

As I mentioned in a post yesterday evening I’m hearing some rumblings that we may get some movement this week on a federal response to #NoDAPL protesters camping without a permit on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land. Hopefully that happens, for the sake of the rule of law, and hopefully the protesters leave those

Leader of a group of armed protesters Ammon Bundy talks to the media at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon, January 8, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
Leader of a group of armed protesters Ammon Bundy talks to the media at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon, January 8, 2016. REUTERS / Jim Urquhart

Ammon Bundy, #NoDAPL, and Obama Administration Hypocrisy

“If that camp was full of people advocating for fossil fuels, they would have been removed by now,” North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer told The Associated Press a month ago. “There is some discretionary enforcement going on.” Cramer was talking about unpermitted protest camps set up by the #NoDAPL movement on U.S. Army Corps of

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event in support of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,U.S., September 13, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria
President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event in support of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,U.S., September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

President Barack Obama Thinks We Have Too Much Free Speech, Proposes Safe Spaces From Scary Ideas

A provocative headline? Sure. But I’m not sure how else to interpret these comments made by President Obama recently at a conference in Pittsburgh: “We are going to have to rebuild within this wild-wild-west-of-information flow some sort of curating function that people agree to,” Obama said at an innovation conference in Pittsburgh. “There has to

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