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  • NORTH DAKOTA GOV JACK DALRYMPLE, IN STATEMENT SAYS DECISION DOES NOT RESOLVE ISSUE, AND PROLONGS CHALLENGES TO STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT.

  • NORTH DAKOTA GOV JACK DALRYMPLE, IN STATEMENT SAYS DECISION TO POSTPONE ACTION ON EASEMENT IS A' SERIOUS MISTAKE' BY OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

  • CANNON BALL, N.D./ WASHINGTON, Dec 4- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have protested against the project for several months, according to a statement released on Sunday. The 1,172- mile Dakota Access Pipeline,...

  • NORTH DAKOTA CONGRESSMAN KEVIN CRAMER, ON DAPL DECISION, SAYS IT "SENDS A VERY CHILLING SIGNAL" TO THOSE WHO WANT TO BUILD INFRASTRUCTURE IN US- STATEMENT.

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it won't grant easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 4- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has denied an easement for the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, according to a statement from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which has been protesting the project, saying it could contaminate water supplies. "Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will not be granting the easement to cross Lake...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 4- The sheriff of the North Dakota county where thousands of people are protesting a controversial pipeline project defended police tactics after they used water hoses and rubber bullets in a late November confrontation. Kyle Kirchmeier, the sheriff of Morton County, where the Dakota Access Pipeline snakes through en route to Illinois,...

  • SANTA FE, N.M.— New Mexico's grinding budget crisis is taking a toll in courtrooms where overburdened attorneys have denied legal counsel to poor defendants, at museums reeling from layoffs and admission hikes, and at state universities and colleges grappling with steep spending cuts. Employers across the state have shed thousands of jobs since October 2015,...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 4- The sheriff of the North Dakota county where thousands of people are protesting a controversial pipeline project defended police tactics after they used water hoses and rubber bullets in a late November confrontation. Kyle Kirchmeier, the sheriff of Morton County, where the Dakota Access Pipeline snakes through en route to Illinois,...

  • The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline is slamming the Obama administration after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision not to grant an easement for the project. The Army Corps announced Sunday that it will not allow the four-state, $3.8 billion pipeline to be built under Lake Oahe in North Dakota— a Missouri River reservoir where...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 4- The sheriff of the North Dakota county where thousands of people are protesting a controversial pipeline project defended police tactics after they used water hoses and rubber bullets in a late November confrontation. Kyle Kirchmeier, the sheriff of Morton County, where the Dakota Access Pipeline snakes through en route to Illinois,...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe's water source and cultural sites. The four-state, $3.8 billion project is largely complete...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 3- U.S. military veterans spoke with tribal leaders on Saturday about their shared interest in blocking a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation, with as many as 3,500 veterans joining protests at the site. The group of veterans, including members already gathered at the site, will also finish building a...

  • The Bismarck Tribune reports that tribal chairman Dave Archambault II says he has spoken with Gov. A North Dakota sheriff says law enforcement will not clear out the large Dakota Access protest encampment in southern North Dakota, reiterating what law enforcement authorities have said for days. Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney said that authorities are...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 3- In North Dakota, winter is most definitely coming. Rather than retreat amidst the cold and an order from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to vacate by Monday, the Oceti Sakowin camp, the epicenter of pipeline opposition, is growing in size- and quickly winterizing in expectation of harsher weather. Yurts, a round tent popular in the cold tundra of...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— In a story Dec. 2 about Attorney General Loretta Lynch's video statement on the Dakota Access pipeline protests, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Lynch did not refer to her call with the Morton County sheriff. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has issued a video just days before a federal deadline, calling on all parties in the Dakota...

  • FARGO, N.D.— The head of North Dakota's emergency management services says the state is prepared to respond to Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during a winter storm or some other crisis. The government has ordered hundreds of protesters to leave the Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires camp, on federal land in southern North Dakota by Monday,...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 3- U.S. military veterans will meet with tribal leaders on Saturday as they continue to entrench themselves in a North Dakota camp where thousands of activists are protesting a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation. Wesley Clark Jr, a writer whose father is retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark, met with...

  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch has issued a video statement just days before a federal deadline, calling on all parties in the Dakota Access oil pipeline dispute to avoid violence. Lynch says the Justice Department is trying to open lines of communications between law enforcement and protesters. She says that's included the "active engagement" of the Office...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 2- U.S. military veterans were building barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off against authorities in frigid conditions to oppose a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation. Veterans volunteering to be human shields have been arriving at...