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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

North Dakota Gets $10 Million Grant From the Feds to Help Pay for #NoDAPL Protest Costs

North Dakota Gets $10 Million Grant From the Feds to Help Pay for #NoDAPL Protest Costs

In a print column earlier this month I noted that the State of North Dakota had applied, in June, for $13.8 million in funding from the Justice Department’s Emergency Federal Law Enforcement Assistance Program. The intent of the request is to request some of the state’s roughly $38 million in costs resulting from the violent #NoDAPL

Protest organizer Kristen Kelsch hold a sign and chants across the street from the State Capitol in Bismarck. A line of police prevented Kelsch and others from hold the protest to the Dakota Access Pipeline on the Capitol grounds

The Dakota Access Pipeline Has Reduced Oil by Rail Shipments by 20 Percent in First Month of Operation

The opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline, many of them political extremists with a propensity for vandalism and violence, told us that the line was a risk. The truth beyond those talking points is more complicated, as it so often is. According to a recent report from the North Dakota Pipeline Authority (see below), rising

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

Victims Shouldn’t Have to Pay for the Law Enforcement Costs Created by Their Abusers

Here’s a simple truth about the #NoDAPL protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline: The pipeline company was repeatedly the victim of violent crime and vandalism while working, lawfully, to complete a permitted project. The political extremists who organized and perpetrated the often unlawful, often violent demonstrations were the perpetrators. That’s the point I make in

igns left by protesters demonstrating against the Energy Transfer Partners Dakota Access oil pipeline sit at the gate of a construction access road where construction has been stopped for several weeks due to the protests near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S. September 6, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Cullen

Court Ruling in Favor of #NoDAPL Activists Illustrates Everything That’s Wrong With the Federal Regulatory Regime

Oil has been flowing through the much-contested Dakota Access Pipeline for about two months now. Energy Transfer Partners, which built the pipeline, achieved that goal after clearing years of regulatory hurdles and legal folderol. But yesterday federal Judge James Boasberg issued a ruling that, while rejecting most of the legal arguments made against the pipeline by

North Dakota governor candidate Doug Burgum addresses supporters after winning the Republican vote in the primary election Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at Ecce Gallery in downtown Fargo. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Audio: Governor Doug Burgum Says We’re “Moving Towards an Era of Zero Tolerance” for Oil Spills

Recently North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum held a closed door meeting with representatives of the oil and gas industry to talk about pipeline safety. Because the meeting was closed to the public Burgum came under fire from the Bismarck Tribune. “When Gov. Doug Burgum took office we knew he would take a different approach to government,” the

Standing Rock Chairman David Archambault scuffles with law enforcement officers during a #NoDAPL protest in August 2016. Photo via Twitter

Standing Rock Chairman David Archambault Found Not Guilty of Disorderly Conduct, Here’s Video of What He Did

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman David Archambault, along with tribal council member Dana Yellow Fat, were on trial in Bismarck today over disorderly conduct charges related to the #NoDAPL protests. Both men were found not guilty today per Bismarck Tribune reporter Caroline Grueskin: BREAKING: Standing Rock Chairman Dave Archambault and Councilman Dana Yellow Fat found not guilty of

Dakota Access Pipeline opponents sing prayer songs Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, as they vacate the Oceti Sakowin camp near Cannon Ball, N.D., ahead of the evacuation deadline. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

Law Enforcement Coordinated Response to #NoDAPL Protests With Pipeline Security Contractor, and So What?

A left wing website called The Intercept obtained and published a bunch of documents illustrating coordination between law enforcement personnel a contractors working on behalf of the Dakota Access Pipeline company during the violent and unlawful #NoDAPL protests last year. “TigerSwan used military-style counter-terrorism measures against what it considered ‘an ideologically driven insurgency,’ the documents

Dave Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, waits to give his speech against the Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access oil pipeline during the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Standing Rock Tribal Chairman David Archambault, Who Helped Instigate #NoDAPL Protests, Running for Re-Election

According to an official notice (see below) Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault will be one of ten candidates running to be chairman of the tribe. Archambault led his tribe during the often violent, often unlawful #NoDAPL protests. He partnered the tribe with some far-left environmental groups, and put out a call nationally for activists to

NBC News reporter Cal Perry records a report about buffalo hunts at a #NoDAPL protest camp in January 2017.

Reporter Responsible for “Floating Buffalo” Fake News During #NoDAPL Protests Gets a Big Promotion

Back during the violent #NoDAPL protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline there was a news report from NBC’s Cal Perry about protesters who were worried a pipeline leak would ruin buffalo hunts since locals float the animals they harvest down the river. Only, the story was totally bogus. In fact, Perry was apparently told it

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

Senator Hoeven: North Dakota May Get $15 Million in Federal Funds to Pay for #NoDAPL Protest Response

As of February of this year the cost of North Dakota’s state and local response to the often violent, often unlawful #NoDAPL protests was some $33 million (through February). State officials, including Governor Doug Burgum, have insisted that the federal government should reimburse the state for those costs. “I believe North Dakota taxpayers should be paying zero

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