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Feb
8

Controversial Dakota pipeline to go ahead after Army approval

The U.S. Army will grant the final permit for the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline after an order from President Donald Trump to expedite the project despite opposition from Native American tribes and climate activists.

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Feb
7

Patagonia pulls out of Utah trade show in protest of state’s public land grab

Patagonia has just become the first retailer to pull out of a big industry trade show in Utah to protest state leaders’ efforts to strip federal protection of public land.

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Feb
6

U.S. could grant final permit for Dakota pipeline as soon as Friday: government lawyer

The U.S. Army secretary could make a decision on the final permit needed to complete the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline as soon as Friday, the government’s lawyer told a Washington, D.C., court on Monday.

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Feb
5

Utah Representative Wants Bears Ears Gone And He Wants Trump To Do It

Republicans want to eliminate one of the nation’s newest national monuments. Former President Barack Obama created the 1.3 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument in Utah just days before he left office.

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Feb
3

Bureau of Indian Affairs sending agents to help clear Dakota Access protesters from site

The federal government announced Friday that it was dispatching Bureau of Indian Affairs agents to help clear Dakota Access Pipeline protesters from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.

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Jan
31

The Youth Group That Launched a Movement at Standing Rock

In the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline, Native Americanactivists achieved one of the most galvanizing environmentalvictories in years — and it all began with a group of teenagers.

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Jan
26

These Are the Defiant “Water Protectors” of Standing Rock

Every day during the summer, processions of people in traditional garb came to the camps around Cannonball, pledging to support a movement that had turned into something bigger than a pipeline protest. It had become an international call to protect indigenous people’s rights, and their land.

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Jan
25

4 Key Impacts of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines

President Donald Trump signed executive orders early this week that restarted the effort to complete the Keystone XL pipeline across the Great Plains and the Dakota Access pipeline in the northern plains.

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Jan
24

Trump seeks to revive Dakota Access, Keystone XL oil pipelines

President Trump signed executive orders Tuesday to revive the controversial Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines, another step in his effort to dismantle former president Barack Obama’s environmental legacy.

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Jan
23

What Happens After Standing Rock?

Standing Rock was more of a beginning than end. It was both a potent symbol for this American moment, and the start of something bigger. No DAPL participants now hope the movement will raise the national consciousness on a broad array of Native American issues, from tribal sovereignty to environmental […]

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Jan
21

North Dakota tribe formally calls on pipeline protesters to disperse

A Sioux tribal council on Saturday formally asked hundreds of protesters to clear out of three camps near its North Dakota reservation used to stage months of sometimes violent protests against the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Jan
10

Thirty years later, Blackfoot tribes see environmental win on sacred grounds

U.S. officials on Tuesday announced the cancellation of the final two oil and gas leases in a wilderness area bordering Glacier National Park that’s sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of Montana and Canada.

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Jan
9

Bears Ears Monument Is A Win For Tribal Food Sovereignty. Will Trump Undo It?

Seven years ago, the Navajo tribal council in southeastern Utah started mapping the secret sites where medicine men and women forage for healing plants and native people source wild foods. They wanted to make a case for protecting the landscape known as Bears Ears, a place not only sacred to their […]

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Jan
9

Native Americans fight Texas pipeline using ‘same model as Standing Rock’

Indigenous activists have set up camps in the Texas desert to fight a pipeline project there, the latest sign that the Standing Rock “water protector” movement is inspiring Native American-led environmental protests across the US.

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Jan
2

Pipeline Resistance Gathers Steam From Dakota Access, Keystone Success

When President-elect Donald Trump takes office next month, his pro-drilling, anti-climate action energy policy will buoy the oil industry. But it will also face staunch resistance from a pipeline opposition movement that gathered momentum, particularly with this year’s successful showdown over the Dakota Access pipeline, and shows no signs of slowing.

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Jan
1

Shielded Native American Sites Thrust Into Debate Over Dams

A little-known federal program that avoids publicizing its accomplishments to protect from looters the thousands of Native American sites it’s tasked with managing has been caught up in a big net.

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Dec
28

A Tribal Coalition Wins a Monument for Bears Ears

Even before President Obama uncapped his pen Dec 28, to sign a proclamation creating the Bears Ears National Monument, Utah’s political figures, from the statehouse to the U.S. Congress, had gone off on a caterwauling binge.

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Dec
19

Navajo Nation Seeks $160 Million in Damages for Gold King Mine Spill

The Navajo Nation is seeking more than $160 million in damages and for alleged ongoing injuries caused by the August 2015 Gold King Mine spill, which released millions of gallons of toxic wastewater into one of the tribe’s significant waterways.

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Dec
13

Pipeline 150 miles from Dakota Access protests leaks 176,000 gallons of oil

A ruptured pipeline has spilled more than 176,000 gallons of crude oil into a hillside and a Little Missouri River tributary about 150 miles west of Cannon Ball, N.D., where thousands of activists have spent months fighting construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, state officials said Monday.

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Dec
11

Mohawks Become First Tribe to Take Down a Federal Dam

A century after the first commercial dam was built on the St. Regis River, blocking the spawning runs of salmon and sturgeon, the stream once central to the traditional culture of New York’s Mohawk Tribe is flowing freely once again.

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