CBC Staff
Protesters shouted 'water is life' upon learning Dakota Access Pipeline construction had been halted nearing the Standing Rock reservation. (Stephanie Keith/Reuters)

Feds block Dakota Access Pipeline's route, company slams decision as politically motivated

Standing Rock protesters celebrated Sunday as news broke that construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline near their territory has been halted.

Moira Kelley, a spokeswoman for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a federal agency, said in a news release Sunday that the administration will not allow the four-state, $3.8-billion pipeline to be built under Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

Tom DiChristopher

Environmental Protection Agency officials made critical last-minute changes to their presentation of a multiyear report on hydraulic fracturing, which served to downplay the oil and gas drilling method's threat to drinking water supplies, an investigation by APM Reports and Marketplace found.

Some of the agency's own scientists criticized the changes and rebuked the key conclusion, APM and Marketplace reported.

Ryan Cooper
REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Nothing better demonstrates President Obama's fundamental failure on climate change than his mealy-mouthed approach to the Dakota Access pipeline. Donald Trump has been elected president promising to throw all Obama's climate half measures — inadequate but still far better than nothing — in the trash, and so far Obama has done nothing but dither and procrastinate.

He could stop this pipeline today, and in so doing hand a big victory to the climate activists who are trying to confront the biggest threat to human society that exists. What's the holdup?

Eric de Place

Sightline report documents Kinder Morgan’s extensive track record of wrongdoing

Rebecca Hersher
Smoke rises from wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, Tenn., on Tuesday. Great Smoky Mountains National Park

[Editor: Once again a case of extreme drought which is probably the result of climate change.]

November 29, 2016

Local officials rushed to get people out of towns as a wildfire raced into Tennessee's Sevier County on Monday evening.

John Paul Tasker

[Editor's note: Line 3  is Enbridge's largest project ever with 1600 km of pipeline which would double the existing aging pipeline's capacity to 760,000 barrels a day!  Watch video below.]

$7.9B project would carry diluted bitumen from Alberta's oilsands to Kitimat, B.C.

The federal cabinet has delivered its decision on the Enbridge-backed Northern Gateway pipeline after years of delays and false starts. But it will be days before the public knows the fate of the controversial project.

The Real News
Published on Nov 21, 2016

Hundreds needed medical attention after being tear gassed and sprayed with water cannons during a Sunday protest in North Dakota



Sophie Lewis
Native Americans head to a rally at the state Capitol in Denver on Thursday, September 8, to protest in solidarity with members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota over the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The tribe argues that the pipeline, which would cross four states to move oil from North Dakota to Illinois, threatens water supplies and has already disrupted sacred sites. Hide Caption 9 of 17 People hang a sign near a sacred burial ground on September 4

On December 4, hundreds of veterans plan to "deploy" to Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota to join in protest against the planned Dakota Access Pipeline.


Twelve people are in hospital and another 200 were injured after anti-pipeline demonstrators clashed with local and state police in North Dakota who used pepper spray, rubber bullets, and water cannons in freezing temperatures on hundreds of #NoDAPL supporters who call themselves water protectors.

That’s according to a release sent early Monday morning by Indigenous Rising media and statistics from Oceti Sakowin Medic team.


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