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Dakota Access Pipeline


  American Indians and environmental activists took to the streets of Washington, D.C., to protest President Donald Trump’s decision to move forward with the Dakota Access Pipeline. Hundreds of protesters descended on D.C. Friday, starting their march outside the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters and ending it outside the White House. Activists said the …

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President Donald Trump said Thursday energy companies are now required to use U.S. steel if they want to construct future projects like Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. Trump has refrained from suggesting companies should be required to use U.S. steel on pipelines, but he is now mandating companies build the lines with American-based raw …

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The Daily Caller News Foundation has obtained video of a prominent environmental activist suggesting anti-oil pipeline protesters are just as brave as American soldiers fighting in Iraq or Afghanistan. In the video, Josh Michener, a prominent anti-pipeline activist, can be heard saying American soldiers fight for oil, while so-called water protectors are the real heroes because …

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Riot police and what looks like National Guard troops can be seen entering the mostly abandoned encampment on Thursday morning, accompanied with bulldozers and armored vehicles. About 100 protesters remained in the camp on Wednesday, defying the deadline for evacuation ordered by North Dakota’s governor.

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Officials cleaning campsites used by the Dakota Access Pipeline protests believe abandoned cars at the makeshift site could pose an enormous environmental threat. “There are roughly 200 vehicles down there at last count, ranging from cars and pickups to rental trucks,” George Kuntz, vice president of the North Dakota Towing Association, told reporters Tuesday. Sanitation crews …

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The American Indian tribe opposing the Dakota Access pipeline is accusing proponents of the oil project of trying to wipe them out by contaminating their water. Standing Rock Sioux, the tribe opposing the multi-state pipeline, is seeking a last ditch effort to block the $3.8 billion line. The tribe believes the DAPL could potentially poison the …

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The Keystone XL pipeline will create 20,000 direct jobs for Americans during construction, and additionally will create 118,000 indirect jobs during the construction phase.  Over five billion dollars in taxes will pass to the communities that the pipeline passes through and it will generate an estimated $20 billion of economic stimulus to the United States. …

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President Trump expects to sign up to 200 executive orders Monday, following the first tranche of orders he signed over the weekend. Turning from Obamacare and mortgage deductions, Trump at some point in his first week in office will begin to implement his “America First Energy Plan.” Trump plans to eliminate restrictions on U.S. energy …

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The Army Corps of Engineers clarified Sunday it has no plans to force Dakota Access Pipeline protesters from federal land. Rather, the Corps is hoping for a “peaceful and orderly transition to a safer location,” The Associated Press reports. The Corps released a statement Friday informing tribal leaders that land north of the Cannonball River won’t be open …

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The federal government warned Dakota pipeline protesters Friday to vacate makeshift campsites around the project’s construction sites or risk mass arrests. Environmental activists and American Indian groups must vacate property near the Cannonball River in North Dakota by Dec. 5 or face arrest, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wrote in a letter to the Standing Rock …

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