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Dakota Access Protesters Shunted by Cops and Sioux Leader; Court Fight Likely

A new protesters encampment on private lands that resulted in the arrests Thursday of scores of people near the proposed water crossing for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) project was criticized by the leader of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe that has led the fight against the 1,200-mile oil pipeline. The latest incident diverted attention from what the likely outcome will be given the Trump administration’s green light for the controversial project.

February 3, 2017

Dakota Access Likely to Get Built, But It’s Still Unclear When

Based on a supportive memo from the Trump administration last month, the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is expected to receive an easement from the U.S. Corps of Engineers (USACE) needed to complete the $3.8 billion, 1,200-mile oil transportation project.

February 3, 2017

Dakota Access Pipeline Could Be Freed to Finish Construction; Possible In-Service in May

The change of presidential administrations and a federal district judge in Washington, DC, could free up for final construction the stalled $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) project in the next weeks. A start-up of the nearly 1,200-mile pipeline for moving Bakken oil from North Dakota could happen in May, according to analysts.

January 23, 2017

U.S. Army Corps Reissues Nationwide Permits, Adds Two New Ones

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reissued 50 existing nationwide permits (NWP), general conditions (GC) and definitions on Friday, a process completed every five years that the corps said will streamline the requirements of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

January 10, 2017

Tribe, Army Corps Challenge Dakota Access Pipeline Court Filings

The battle continued Friday among the federal government, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) over the stalled Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) project.

January 10, 2017

U.S. Army Corps Wants Emboldened Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters to Disburse

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) ordered protesters to disband their camps in North Dakota Saturday as protesters and law enforcement squared off again over construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline.

November 28, 2016

Dakota Access Pipeline 84% Built; Opening 1Q2017 Possible, ETP Execs Say

Despite an ongoing fight, the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline construction continues and is 84% complete as of a 3Q2016 earnings conference call Thursday by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), CFO Tom Long told analysts.

November 11, 2016

House Committee Passes Spending Bill With CWA Rider Intact; Dems Hint at Veto

The House Appropriations Committee left a controversial rider attached to a $35.4 billion spending bill on Wednesday that would prevent the Obama administration from expanding the scope of the Clean Water Act (CWA), a move that Democrats warned could trigger a presidential veto.

April 23, 2015

House Committee Passes Spending Bill With CWA Rider Intact; Dems Hint at Veto

The House Appropriations Committee left a controversial rider attached to a $35.4 billion spending bill on Wednesday that would prevent the Obama administration from expanding the scope of the Clean Water Act (CWA), a move that Democrats warned could trigger a presidential veto.

April 23, 2015