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An explosion from an oil train derailment near Casselton, North Dakota, in December, 2013. Courtesy Loren Parks

It’s Almost Like Building Pipelines Like DAPL Leads to Safer Transportation of Oil or Something

It’s Almost Like Building Pipelines Like DAPL Leads to Safer Transportation of Oil or Something

Remember over the last few years when the enemies of oil development were hyping oil train derailments? To be fair those derailments – some of them hugely explosive and damaging, some even costing people their lives – were a legitimate thing to be concerned about. But when some, including this observer, argued that the solution

Signs hang in the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Apparent #NoDAPL Protester Found Dead in River Near Former Site of Protest Camps

Some very sad news out of Morton County today. “The Morton County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 9-1-1 call of a body floating near the shoreline of the mouth of the Cannonball River yesterday,” a press release from the county states. “Authorities transported the deceased male to the ND Medical Examiner’s office in Bismarck where

Crews work at an oil well site near Williston, N.D., on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

North Dakota’s Rig Count Jumped 40 Percent After President Trump Approved Dakota Access Pipeline

North Dakota’s “drilling rig count has jumped 40 percent since early February, when Trump gave final approval to the pipeline,” Reuters reports. “By the end of the year, analysts expect the rig count to rise another 10 percent or more.” Many critics of the pipeline argued that it was unnecessary. Or even that there was

#NoDAPL Protesters Visit Congressman Cramer’s Office, Friendly Discussion Ensues

Some protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline visited Congressman Kevin Cramer’s office this evening and something kind of cool happened. A very cordial 30 minute discussion ensued. There was none of the shouting or vandalism or disruption which has, unfortunately, been a common theme of anti-oil protests. Instead a very nice older gentleman, with a

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton (Pioneer Press: John Autey)

Governor Dayton Says North Dakota Was “Just Trying to Pull Other States in” to #NoDAPL Protests

The feud between the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association and Governor Mark Dayton keeps getting uglier. It started with the MSA sending Dayton a letter accusing him of making a political decision to ignore requests for assistance with the #NoPAL protests made by North Dakota officials through a state compact. Dayton then responded with his own letter

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum speaks with cabinet members on his first day of office.

Governor Burgum Has No Response to Governor Dayton’s Criticism of North Dakota’s #NoDAPL Response

There is drama brewing between Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and his state’s sheriff’s over the handling of North Dakota’s request for assistance with the #NoDAPL protests targeting the Dakota Access Pipeline. But North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum is staying out of it. Earlier this week the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association sent Dayton a letter objecting to

Protest organizer Kristen Kelsch holds a sign and chants across the street from the State Capitol in Bismarck during a 2016 protest. NICK SMITH / BISMARCK TRIBUNE

#NoDAPL Movement’s Supposed Environmentalists Literally Trying to Cause Pipeline Leaks

You really have to admire the scope of hypocrisy on display in the anti-oil/anti-pipeline movement. These people call themselves environmentalists, but that was hard to tell from the millions of pounds hauled of the #NoDAPL protest camps. Now that those camps are closed, these political extremists have taken to physical attacks on the pipeline itself.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton meets with reporters Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. Don Davis / Forum News Service

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Calls Criticism Over #NoDAPL Protests Response “Inaccurate and Offensive”

Yesterday I wrote a post about the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association ripping Governor Mark Dayton in a letter over his handling of EMAC requests from the State of North Dakota for assistance in dealing with the #NoDAPL protests. At times those protests involved thousands of activists who blocked roads, attacked law enforcement officers, and vandalized millions

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton

Read It: Minnesota Sheriffs Rip Governor Mark Dayton in Letter for Playing Politics Over #NoDAPL Protests

During the heights of the #NoDAPL protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline here in North Dakota our law enforcement officials were faced with an extremely dangerous situation. They were confronted with thousands of political extremists who embraced, as a tactic, violence and unlawful activity to advance their agenda. The situation was more than North Dakota

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 Spouses Threatened With Rape, Murder During #NoDAPL Protests

“There reached a point when the Dakota Access protest became less about debating the merits of pipeline routes and more about mixing it up with cops,” writes Valerie Richardson for the Washington Times. “That’s when the danger spiked for officers and their families. While protesters were fueling worldwide outrage and fundraising over allegations of police brutality,

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