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Filings: Pipeline opponents allegedly threatened officials. 01.31.17 Corps directed to proceed with DAPL easement. The U.S.

01.31.17 Corps directed to proceed with DAPL easement

Army Corps of Engineers is expected to grant Dakota Access Pipeline its final easement to cross the Missouri River within "days not weeks," according to the office of Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D. Hoeven said Acting Secretary of the Army Robert Speer has directed the corps to proceed with an easement for the completion of the 1,172-mile crude oil pipeline. An environmental impact statement, which opponents of the pipeline had argued in favor of, is not likely to take place, said Don Canton, a spokesman for the senator.

"They're just making sure they've got their ducks in row, and then they will likely approve the easement," Canton said. “This will enable the company to complete the project, which can and will be built with the necessary safety features to protect the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and others downstream," Hoeven said in a statement. Energy Transfer to merge its pipeline network with Sunoco Logistics in $20 billion deal. Dallas pipeline magnate Kelcy Warren is merging the two pipeline arms of his Energy Transfer empire — Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics Partners — in a $20 billion deal to simplify the number of publicly traded businesses.

Energy Transfer to merge its pipeline network with Sunoco Logistics in $20 billion deal

Philadelphia-based Sunoco Logistics Partners would actually acquire Dallas’ Energy Transfer Partners with the publicly traded Energy Transfer Equity remaining the overall parent business. Warren would become the chief executive officer of the merged pipeline business, Energy Transfer announced Monday morning. RELATED: Energy Transfer Partners to shift retail business in $1.94 billion swap Energy Transfer Partners investors, called unitholders, would receive receive 1.5 units of Sunoco Logistics Partners for each common unit of ETP they own.

Energy Transfer called this a 10 percent premium to the average pricing of Energy Transfer’s common units for the last 30 trading days prior to the announcement of the deal. 03.11.16 EPA: Additional Comments on DAPL Environmental Assessment. 'Facts' and friction: DAPL, debunked claims dominate Trump's day. Standing Rock victory didn't stand for long President Trump signed executive actions Tuesday on the heavily protested Dakota Access Pipeline as well as reversing former president rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

'Facts' and friction: DAPL, debunked claims dominate Trump's day

Trump also signed two directives aimed at "expediting of environmental reviews" and signed another action that only can be used in building the pipelines. The Army Is Accepting Your Comments On The Dakota Access Pipeline. CRAMER: Approved - Dakota Access Pipeline Receives Federal Easement. Watch Video Statement Here WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Kevin Cramer issued this statement following the U.S.

CRAMER: Approved - Dakota Access Pipeline Receives Federal Easement

North Dakota wants hired pipeline protesters to pay state income taxes. After spending more than $22 million on the Dakota Access pipeline protest, North Dakota wants to make sure any paid activists remember to submit their state income taxes.

North Dakota wants hired pipeline protesters to pay state income taxes

Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger said his office is keeping an eye out for tax forms from environmental groups that may have hired protesters to agitate against the 1,172-mile, four-state pipeline project. “It’s something we’re looking at. 10.09.16 MORTON COUNTY EMAC AFTER RESPONSE REPORT (PDF) After DAPL: Wisconsin EMAC Recommends More Militarization, Less Transparency – The Fifth Column. Wisconsin, (TFC)— Shows of force by police in Standing Rock, North Dakota broke into the mainstream as violent spectacles.

After DAPL: Wisconsin EMAC Recommends More Militarization, Less Transparency – The Fifth Column

Few, however, questioned what occurs once out-of-state officers are sent back home. What do agencies learn from defending the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)? How will they use what they’ve learned in the future? Inquiring about this, Fifth Column journalists were directed to a Wisconsin State Patrol after-action report by an anonymous source.

Released November 12, 2016, it details WSP’s deployment under an EMAC (Emergency Management Assistance Compact) agreement. DAPL: Satellites Capture Development of an Oil Pipeline; Growth of Protests. The Dakota Access Pipeline has remained in the headlines for weeks as demonstrators have protested its expansion through a region sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

DAPL: Satellites Capture Development of an Oil Pipeline; Growth of Protests

Locals are also concerned that the crude oil pipeline may pose a safety risk if it were to contaminate the Missouri River, which is a source of drinking water. From space, the changes are clear. Planet’s satellites have monitored the region as the pipeline has extended across the plains and demonstrators’ camps and settlements have swelled. See how the area changes over just a few weeks: Now watch it change over three months: As the situation on the ground evolves, Planet’s constellation of earth observation satellites is monitoring this change over time, providing a valuable perspective on the speed of the pipeline’s development and the current state of protests.

Indigenous-Led Pipeline Resistance Camps Spread Across the USA. Direct opposition to fossil fuel extraction projects continues to spread throughout the USA.

Indigenous-Led Pipeline Resistance Camps Spread Across the USA

Resistance camps mirroring the #NoDAPL encampments opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) have sprung up to resist the Sabal Trail, Trans-Pecos, Comanche, AIM, and Pilgrim Pipelines. Water protectors are concerned about the threats to the environment posed by the fracking process and the boring that occurs when pipelines are constructed underneath waterways. Like DAPL, the Trans-Pecos Pipeline (TPPL) project in West Texas is being built by a coalition led by Energy Transfer Partners (ETP).

North America’s oil pipelines vulnerable to sabotage, recent events show. All it took was a pair of bolt cutters and the elbow grease of a few climate activists to carry out an audacious act of sabotage on North America’s massive oil and gas pipeline system.

North America’s oil pipelines vulnerable to sabotage, recent events show

For an industry increasingly reliant on gadgets such as digital sensors, infrared cameras and drones to monitor security and check for leaks, the sabotage illustrated how vulnerable pipelines are to low-tech attacks. On Tuesday, climate activists broke through fences and cut locks and chains simultaneously in several states and simply turned the pipelines off. All they had to do was twist shut giant valves on five cross-border pipelines that together can send 2.8 million barrels a day of crude to the United States from Canada – equal to about 15 per cent of daily U.S. consumption. U.S. Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota. BERTHOLD, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today joined Enbridge Company leaders and state and local officials at a ceremony to mark completion of the Bakken Pipeline Expansion project and the Berthold Rail facilities, and to mark the start of the Sandpiper Pipeline project.

U.S. Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota

The Senator cited the new projects as important additions to the state’s oil transportation system and as examples of the infrastructure our nation needs to become energy secure. “As we close in on producing one million barrels per day of oil, it is clear that North Dakota is a powerhouse for our nation,” Hoeven said. “Additional pipeline and rail capacity will help move our product to market efficiently, take trucks off our roads and improve public safety. But it is also a key component to building our nation’s energy future. The White House. Executive Order Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals For High Priority Infrastructure Projects. By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby direct as follows: Section 1. Purpose. Infrastructure investment strengthens our economic platform, makes America more competitive, creates millions of jobs, increases wages for American workers, and reduces the costs of goods and services for American families and consumers.

President Trump Takes Action to Expedite Priority Energy and Infrastructure Projects.


The White House. UPDATED: Landowner Sells Land Used for #NoDAPL Protests to Pipeline Company: “I Just Wanted Out” - Say Anything. Aerial photograph taken Saturday, August 20, 2016 over protest camp on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Camp shown is called the Seven Councils Camp or the Overflow Camp. There is another much smaller camp that has been occupied since April and called the Camp of Sacred Stones. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), whose onshore oil and gas program includes approximately 100,000 wells spread across public lands, today released data summarizing oil and gas permitting, leasing, drilling, and production activity for fiscal year 2014. Over the past year, the BLM provided drilling permits and leasing opportunities in excess of industry demand.

During that same time, industry drilled more wells and produced from more acres than in the previous year. Reviewing Requests for Surface and Downhole Commingling of Oil and Gas Produced from Federal and Indian Leases. Reviewing Requests for Surface and Downhole Commingling of Oil and Gas Produced from Federal and Indian Leases IM 2013-152 Instruction Memorandum UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT WASHINGTON, D.C.

July 3, 2013. Media Sensationalism May be Gone, But Criminal Element Remains. Date: January 5, 2017 Agency: Morton County Commission Contact: Cody Schulz, Chairman Between the Army Corps of Engineers’ ruling on the Dakota Access pipeline easement and the bitter cold North Dakota winter, one would expect the NoDAPL protest movement in Morton County to have subsided, if not completely disappeared. Unfortunately for our citizens and law enforcement officials, this has not been the case. 2008 Standing Rock + water intake, funds request. Louisiana Sherrif Visits North Dakota And Finds That The Media Has Been Lying To America About #NODAPL. Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Landowners sue Dakota Access Pipeline over threats, fraud — RT America.

Iowa pipeline leak brings attention back to Keystone & Dakota Access — RT America. HEY NORTH DAKOTA: North Dakota landowners sue over Dakota Access easements. Audio: Lawmaker Says His Bill Would Have Stopped Reporting of Most 2016 Oil Industry Spills - Say Anything. Crews work at an oil well site near Williston, on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Energy Transfer: FUNDING FROM CAYMAN ISLANDS. Stimulating US Economy? 10.15 Waiver of Jury Trial. EACH PARTY HERETO HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY OR THEREBY (WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER THEORY).

EACH PARTY HERETO (A) CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE, AGENT OR ATTORNEY OF ANY OTHER PERSON HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH OTHER PERSON WOULD NOT, IN THE EVENT OF LITIGATION, SEEK TO ENFORCE THE FOREGOING WAIVER AND (B) ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT AND THE OTHER PARTIES HERETO HAVE BEEN INDUCED TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT AND THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MUTUAL WAIVERS AND CERTIFICATIONS IN THIS SECTION. Environment & Natural Resources Division: 2016 One of its Most Successful Years in History. FACT: Phillips 66 joins Energy Transfer to build Bakken crude oil pipelines. Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE), Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. Backwater Bridge declared structurally sound. The Backwater Bridge on N.D. Highway 1806 will remain closed although it is structurally sound, authorities said Thursday afternoon.

Testing of core samples from the contested Morton County bridge revealed there were no structural problems, according to a release from the North Dakota Joint Information Center. According to the release, some repairs to the guardrails and surface of the bridge are needed. 5 permits approved by PSC to connect to DAPL, 2 more in approval process. Patchwork of Dakota Access protests across US encouraged. BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The front lines of the battle against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline are shifting away from the dwindling encampment in North Dakota, with main opposing groups asking for activism to be spread around the U.S., a call heeded when a banner was unfurled during an NFL game on New Year's Day.

At DAPL, Confiscating Cameras as Evidence of Journalism. ND DOT to investigate damage caused to Backwater Bridge during DAPL protest. Agencies weigh in on construction safety of DAPL crossing at Lake Oahe. Water intake system for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, surrounding areas being moved south before construction of DAPL. Man wanted on felony warrants related to DAPL protest activity turns himself in to authorities. Analyst: Need for Dakota Access Pipeline declining. Six short pipelines built or proposed to connect to Dakota Access. Twitter Locks Out Police From Protest Surveillance Tools Used To Spy On Activists. 1, 696 = Total number of Oilfield Environmental Incidents reported to the Oil & Gas Division (ND) in 2012-2013. Dakota Access Pipeline Is Set To Become The Second Keystone XL. North Dakota, "F" grade for transparency? North Dakota State Environmental Watch Map. Proposed 2017 Nationwide Permits. Oil and Gas Leasing - Minerals Management.

Pipeline Formal Notice Page: ND Public Service Commission. National Register for Land Use Planning (LUP) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents. Oil Spill Claims: National Pollution Funds Center. Environmental Health Division - North Dakota Department of Health. Guidance for the Disclosure of Organizational Conflict Of Interest in the Selection and Use of Third-Party Contractors in Preparation of Environmental Documents by the Department Of State. National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives: State Program Managers. Who's Zoomin' Who When the Oil, Gas Politics Gets Very Personal?   Protested Dakota pipeline Co., TOPS U.S. CRUDE SPILL CHARTS. Dakota Access: Two Sides of the Story. Dakota Access Pipeline Facts. Land Grab Cheats North Dakota Tribes Out of $1 Billion, Suits Allege.

Federal Implementation Plan for Oil and Natural Gas Well Production Facilities; Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. Weeks Before Protest Intensified, Big Oil Pushed for Expedited Permitting. Increasing Requests for Disclosure of Documents Under FOIA. Expanding infrastructure in the Bakken. Massive North Dakota Oil Leak Proves Native American Protesters Right For Fighting ILLEGAL DAPL Pipeline.

Dakota Access likely to be safest pipeline in state.




DAPL: LAW/LEGISLATION/GOVERNMENT. Water Quality Standards: Regulations and Resources. Fate and Effects of Wastes from Unconventional Oil and Gas Development Photo Gallery. North Dakota 'Riot' Charge Dropped Against NYC Reporter Amy Goodman: Gothamist. DAPL Desecrated Sacred Sites, Took 10 Days to Tell State, as Human Rights Abuses Continue.

Center For Individual Freedom. All 50 US states fail to meet global police use of force standards, report finds. We accept assembly-line justice for the poor. But we shouldn’t. Temporary holding cells used for some arrested DAPL protesters come under fire. Why There's a Media Blackout on the Native American Oil Pipeline Blockade. Morton County Sheriff's Office responds to reports of 'dog kennels' used to incarcerate protesters. Amy Goodman Is Facing Prison for Reporting on the Dakota Access Pipeline. That Should Scare Us All.


Native & American Indian News, Culture, Music, Art and More - Indian Country Today Media Indianz.Com - Your Internet Resource. Not all the Standing Rock Sioux are protesting the pipeline - First North Americans. Native American Unit Plan. Standing Rock Sioux Leader Talks Dakota Access Pipeline Video.