2015 Lobbying Disclosure: Observations on Lobbyists' Compliance with Disclosure Requirements. Document Display. Indigenous Law and Policy Center Blog Michigan State University College of Law. North Dakota's experience with pipeline protests spurs bills. BISMARCK, N.D.
New North Dakota governor expects controversial pipeline to be built. Police may not look at digital information on a cell phone when someone is arrested unless the police have a warrant to do so. Weeks Before Protest Intensified, Big Oil Pushed for Expedited Permitting. In the two months leading up to the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers' decision to issue to the Dakota Access pipeline project an allotment of Nationwide 12 permits (NWP) — a de facto fast-track federal authorization of the project — an army of oil industry players submitted comments to the Corps to ensure that fast-track authority remains in place going forward. This fast-track permitting process is used to bypass more rigorous environmental and public review for major pipeline infrastructure projects by treating them as smaller projects. Oil and gas industry groups submitted comments in response to the Corps' June 1 announcement in the Federal Register that it was “requesting comment on all aspects of these proposed nationwide permits” and that it wanted “comments on the proposed new and modified NWPs, as well as the NWP general conditions and definitions.”
Image Credit: Regulations.gov. Bill to transfer certain land from Secretary of the Army, and for other purposes. (H.R. 6235) When President-elect Trump takes office on January 20, the House, Senate, and White House will be controlled by the same party for the first time in six years.
Things are going to happen fast. Congress is expected to move quickly on Trump's agenda using the same tactics immune to the filibuster that Democrats used to enact the Affordable Care Act in 2010. Now more than ever we need transparency in Congress. Over the last year we’ve helped 10 million Americans track Congress using bill alerts. We hope to continue GovTrack Insider, where we put the most important legislation into plain English. DAPL is Just the Beginning — Federal Bill Seeks Largest Native American Land Grab in 100 Years. By Matt Agorist Three years ago, Utah Congressmen Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz came up with a proposal called the Utah Public Lands Initiative.
IT'S ABOUT TIME ND: All New crude oil/produced water gathering lines must be inspected by qualified, independent, THIRD-PARTY inspectors. North Dakota may now be considered a leader in the operation and regulation of oil and produced water gathering pipelines thanks to newly approved rules, according to Kevin Pranis, marketing manager for the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA).
This week, the North Dakota Legislature’s Administrative Rules Committee approved several new pipeline-related regulations that will go into effect Jan. 1, 2017. Notice of Inventory Completion: Office of the State Archaeologist, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Start Preamble National Park Service, Interior.
Notice. The University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. Oil, Gas, and Coal Law is Long Overdue Victory for Taxpayers. Oil, Gas, and Coal Law is Long Overdue Victory for Taxpayers June 20, 2016 For the first time in decades, the federal government has majorly overhauled the way it determines how much money taxpayers receive from oil, gas, and coal extracted from federal lands.
In a press release from June 30, the Interior Department said that the updated federal rules will ensure that “the American taxpayer receives every dollar due for the production of these domestic energy resources.” ND Petroleum Council. Dakota Access Owners Got $665 Million Govt Subsidy in 2015. Thousands have joined to oppose Dakota Access – so why are we subsidizing its construction?
Photo: Flickr Creative Commons Peg Hunter. By Alex Doukas and Collin Rees In the last few weeks, the owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline project have sent attack dogs after protesters, dug up archaeological sites sacred to local Native American tribes, and defied the recommendations of the federal government to temporarily pause construction on a small section of the proposed pipeline route. Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty & Job Creation Act of 2011. STARTPAGE. Welcome to the NDPC's Legislative Action Center!
This November, we will vote to elect a new President, one-third of the U.S. Senate, all U.S. House seats and many candidates to statewide positions. Media buzz is focused on the Presidential race as Democrats and Republicans take to the campaign trail and debate stage in pursuit of their party’s nomination. However, we know that there is much work to be done before the General Election in November takes place.
NDPC's Legislative Action Center has all the tools you need to not only follow the 2016 North Dakota Legsislative Session and the issues that matter to NDPC, but also to take the next step by making your voice heard and contacting your legislators. Standing Rock Demonstrators File Class-Action Lawsuit Over Police Violence. Pipeline demonstrators injured by rubber bullets, tear gas canisters, and water cannons during a wintry nighttime standoff with police last week filed a class-action lawsuit Monday against the sheriff of the North Dakota county involved.
The suit describes in new detail the evening of November 20, when more than 200 people protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline were injured by “less-than-lethal” weapons. The lawsuit alleges that sheriff’s deputies and police officers used excessive force when they deployed impact munitions, like rubber bullets, as well as explosive tear gas grenades and water cannons against protesters. Standing Rock Sioux Nation’s protest camp hit by snow and legal storms. Posted on: November 29, 2016 3:37 PM Photo Credit: Morton County Sheriff’s Department. This Natural Disaster Assistance Law Is Why Other States Are Policing Dakota Access Pipeline Protests. Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Almost exactly 20 years ago, President Bill Clinton signed into law a bill creating an interstate agreement for emergency management.
That inconspicuous law has opened the door for the current flood of out-of-state law enforcement agents present at the continuing protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in North Dakota. The Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) authorized states to enter into agreements with other states in order to share emergency management–related personnel during crisis situations. Standing Rock Demonstrators File Class-Action Lawsuit Over Police Violence. AG determines Dakota Access LLC land purchase complies with corporate farming law. The recent land purchase by Dakota Access LLC of ranch land along the Dakota Access Pipeline route is in compliance with state corporate farming law, according to North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. Stenehjem said Tuesday in a press release that, in his initial review, he’s determined that the purchase is “temporarily necessary for commercial development” and therefore meets an industrial and business purpose exception in state corporate farming law.
Dakota Access, a partner of Energy Transfer Partners LP, purchased about 7,000 acres of private ranch land in Morton County in September along the route for the Dakota Access Pipeline. The company has claimed the purchase was necessary due to members of the ongoing protest movement camping near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation border, resulting in repeated interruptions to construction activities. Stingrays, IMSI catchers: How local law enforcement uses an invasive surveillance tool.
Photo by Thinkstock From Ferguson to Senate hearings, the news of local police arming themselves with federal-grade equipment—tanks, riot gear, M16 rifles—has captivated everyone from civil libertarians to lawmakers. But in the national debate surrounding police militarization, the most effective weapons may have been overlooked: Beyond arming themselves like the federal government, local police are also spying on you like the federal government—using sophisticated surveillance technology without warrants.
One of the tools making it possible for Chief Wiggum to gather all your deets is known colloquially as a Stingray, a portable gadget about the size of a box of doughnuts. They’re also known as “cell-site simulators,” because, well, that’s exactly what they do: A Stingray mimics a cellphone tower and forces all nearby mobile phones or devices to connect to it. Every phone that connects to the Stingray reports its number, GPS location, and the numbers of all outgoing calls and texts. Why would the police spray protesters with purple water? RIOT CONTROL WATER CANNONS. Oil, Gas, and Coal Law is Long Overdue Victory for Taxpayers.
Desperate ND Gov Blames “Social Media” For His Failure on DAPL – Mean Read. DOE: OFFICE of FOSSIL ENERGY. Department of Emergency Services : County/Tribal Emergency Management. ND Land Board: Governor, Treasurer, Atty General. Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission - Hello, Mr. Hoeven. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. ND Governor on State Land Trust Board: fact speaks for his silence surrounding DAPL. Why the Dakota Access pipeline fight may be a turning point in U.S. environmental politics. In about two weeks' time, Indian-led opposition to the Dakota Access oil pipeline has grown in stature from a somewhat local, perhaps desperate struggle to what may well prove a watershed event in modern American history, marking significant shifts in environmental politics and pipeline policy. Federal Register Notices - Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. Dept. Of Interior: Native American Nations. The Department of the Interior has a solemn responsibility to uphold the federal government's unique government-to-government relationship with federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, as provided for by the Constitution of the United States, U.S. treaties and court decisions, presidential executive orders and federal policies and administrative actions.
We recognize that a legacy of injustice and broken promises shapes the history of the federal government's relationship with the American Indian and Alaska Native people. Sen. Warren Turns Her Back on Native Americans After Exploiting Them. Sen. Welcome to the Emergency Management Assistance Compact. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement EEO Counselors. U. S. Geological Survey Environmental Health Mission. ND Public Service Commission. ND Department of Trust Lands. Desperate ND Gov Blames “Social Media” For His Failure on DAPL – Mean Read. The Bakken magazine - ND leaders call for DAPL approval; Energy Transfer, Sunoco merge. Long-Buried IG Report on BLM Reveals Gifts from Oil & Gas Industry, Other Violations. Right-Of-Way Tracking by Name. Army Corps Says It Won't Forcibly Evict Standing Rock Water Protectors, But Refuse To Elaborate. Mineral Royalties Hearing: Data Reliability is a Major Risk Factor. House Committee on Natural Resources. NORTH DAKOTA PIPELINE REGULATORS.
Energy Information Administration (EIA) Judge's Order Halts Construction On Part Of North Dakota Pipeline. Congress finally begins to notice the Dakota Access Pipeline protests at Standing Rock. Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. Obama says Dakota Access Pipeline could be rerouted. Omaha District > Missions > Regulatory Program. Search. North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner.
Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division. Heitkamp considered for energy secretary. National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. Pipeline route plan first called for crossing north of Bismarck. PHMSA: ND. Department of Commerce. Oil Pollution Act (OPA) Initative. PHMSA - Special Permits & Approvals. ND Energy Infrastructure & Impact Office (EIIO) Tribes' talk to North Dakota lawmakers canceled over protest.
Iowa Utilities Board 2016 NAPSR Meeting. ND 2015 State of the State Report. State Pipeline Safety Initiatives that Exceed Federal Code. UNANSWERED QUESTIONS.