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  • Feb 14- The Native American tribes looking to stop the Dakota Access pipeline asked a judge to find that the Army Corps violated federal regulations when it recently granted the last permit needed for the project to be finished, according to a Tuesday court filing. In a filing in U.S. District Court in Washington, Jan Hasselman, a lawyer with Earthjustice who...

  • Feb 14- A controversial North Dakota bill that sought to shield motorists from liability if they unintentionally hit a protester on a roadway, injuring or killing them failed to garner enough support from lawmakers. A transportation committee had previously voted against the bill in part because of a "negative perception," that passing it could create,...

  • At a hearing, Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., rejected the request from the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes, who argued that the project would prevent them from practicing religious ceremonies at a lake they contend is surrounded by sacred ground. The company needs to build a 1,100- foot connection in North...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- U.S. shale oil production for March is expected to rise by the most in five months to its highest rate since May last year, government data showed on Monday, as energy companies boost drilling on the back of crude prices that are hovering over $50 a barrel. March oil production is forecast to rise by nearly 79,000 barrels per day to 4.87 million bpd,...

  • Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., at a hearing, rejected the request from the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes, who had argued that the project will prevent them from practicing religious ceremonies at a lake they say is surrounded by sacred ground. The company only needs to build a final 1,100- foot connection...

  • Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., at a hearing, rejected the request from the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes, who had argued that the project will prevent them from practicing religious ceremonies at a lake they say is surrounded by sacred ground. The company only needs to build a final 1,100- foot connection...

  • Lawyers for the Cheyenne River Sioux and the Standing Rock Sioux will urge Judge James Boasberg in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. at 2:00 p.m. ET to block construction of the project with a temporary restraining order. The company only needs to build a final 1,100- foot connection in North Dakota under Lake Oahe, part of the Missouri River system, to...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- Wells Fargo& Co has created a team to develop artificial intelligence-based technology and appointed a lead for its newly combined payments businesses, as part of an ongoing push to strengthen its digital offerings. Wells Fargo's AI team will work on creating technology that can help the bank provide more personalized customer service...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D./ HOUSTON, Feb 9- The company building an oil pipeline that has fueled sustained public protests said on Thursday it has started drilling under a North Dakota lake despite a last-ditch legal challenge from a Native American tribe leading the opposition. The federal government this week cleared way for the project to resume, leading the Standing...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 9- The company building an oil pipeline that has been subject to sustained public protests said on Thursday it has resumed drilling beneath a North Dakota lake despite a last-ditch legal challenge from a Native American tribe leading the opposition. The federal government this week cleared way for the project to resume, leading the Standing Rock...

  • STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBE FILES LEGAL CHALLENGE IN BID TO STOP NORTH DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE- STATEMENT ON TRIBE'S WEBSITE.

  • HOUSTON/ CANNON BALL, N.D., Feb 8- The leader of a Native American tribe attempting to block the Dakota Access oil pipeline said on Wednesday the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe may have exhausted legal options to stop the project after the company building it won federal permission to tunnel under the Missouri River. "We're running out of options, but that doesn't mean...

  • HOUSTON/ CANNON BALL, N.D., Feb 8- The leader of a Native American tribe attempting to block the Dakota Access oil pipeline said on Wednesday the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe may have exhausted legal options to stop the project after the company building it won federal permission to tunnel under the Missouri River. "We're running out of options, but that doesn't mean...

  • WASHINGTON/ HOUSTON, Feb 8- Native American groups said they would step up efforts to block the development of energy infrastructure across the United States to prevent future water contamination and damage to sacred land, following the defeat for the Standing Rock Sioux in its battle against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline. In states including Texas,...

  • HOUSTON/ CANNON BALL, N.D., Feb 8- The leader of a Native American tribe attempting to block the Dakota Access oil pipeline said on Wednesday the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe may have exhausted legal options to stop the project after the company building it won federal permission to tunnel under the Missouri River. "We're running out of options, but that doesn't mean...

  • A bicyclist rides by a Wells Fargo bank branch in San Francisco, California.

    The Seattle City Council on Tuesday voted to cut ties with Wells Fargo over its role as a lender to the Dakota Access pipeline project.

  • *Army cancels environmental study on pipeline impact. WASHINGTON/ HOUSTON, Feb 7- 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. In a court filing on Tuesday, the Army said that it...

  • WASHINGTON/ HOUSTON, Feb 7- 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. The protest against the $3.8 billion pipeline drew thousands of people to the North Dakota plains last...

  • Senator John Hoeven says Dakota Access pipeline will be built safely to protect Standing Rock Sioux and others downstream from construction site. *North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum says Dakota Access decision will' allow for safe transport of North Dakota product to market'. *North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum repeats request for pipeline protests to vacate...

  • *Permit will allow construction under Missouri River. WASHINGTON/ HOUSTON, Feb 7- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will grant the final permit needed to finish the Dakota Access Pipeline, a controversial project to move oil quickly to the U.S. Gulf Coast that sparked protests by Native American tribes and climate activists. In a Tuesday court filing in U.S. District...