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Another Loss for #NoDAPL: Judge Rules That Dakota Access Pipeline Can Remain Open

Another Loss for #NoDAPL: Judge Rules That Dakota Access Pipeline Can Remain Open

The Dakota Access Pipeline has been open and moving oil for months now, but there was a chance that a federal judge could shut that flow down based on legal maneuvering by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the activist lawyers representing them. Earlier this year federal Judge James Boasberg found that the U.S. Army

Even the Democratic Candidate for Governor of North Dakota Says #NoDAPL Protesters Have Lost Credibility

The Obama administration may have bailed out the #NoDAPL protesters after federal Judge James Boasberg (himself an Obama appointee) issued an opinion largely undermining their claims, allowing the professional activists organizing the protests to claim a victory, but that doesn’t mean the cause hasn’t been hurt by the facts. Marvin Nelson, the Democratic candidate for

What President Obama Did to the Dakota Access Pipeline Was a Travesty

On Friday last week, in the space of about 10 minutes, the fortunes for the much-belabored Dakota Access Pipeline changed so quickly we observers nearly got whiplash. First a federal judge – Obama appointee James Boasberg – ruled in favor of the pipeline on the legal merits (read his opinion here). He rejected claims made

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