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Former military officer and political activist Wes Clark Jr. is planning a large and well-coordinated deployment of veterans to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline in its tracks. Clark Jr.’s goal is to muster a force of 500 veterans on Dec. 4 at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to send a …
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Article first appeared at The Free Thought Project. Cannon Ball, ND — “It’s almost as though they have no soul.” Intentionally exploiting the chaos of Election Day, the company constructing the much-maligned Dakota Access Pipeline announced Tuesday it would defy President Obama’s request to stand down and will begin drilling for …
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When people like President Donald Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr have promoted imminent domain, I find it very troubling.  The entire idea behind eminent domain being in “the public interest” can be, and often is, so distorted as to force compliance of Americans to give up their private property …
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In just four days, North Dakota’s sweet, light crude from the Bakken Shale region will begin flowing through the sharply contentious Dakota Access Pipeline — the Black Snake, to Indigenous Americans of the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes — despite over a year of efforts to quash …
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Now, the pipeline company will have just six months to dismantle and completely remove the structure. “Having carefully reviewed the parties’ submissions, and in light of the facts and circumstances in this case,” Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange wrote in the 10-page decision for the U.S. District Court for the Western District …
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Article first appeared at The Free Thought Project. Just after President Donald Trump signed sweeping executive actions greenlighting both the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines, a 12-inch underground diesel pipeline in Iowa spilled an estimated 138,600 gallons of fuel into agricultural land. “It’s a big one — it’s significant,” …
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Article first appeared at The Free Thought Project. Odanah, WI — In a spectacular act of resistance to Big Oil, the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Council refused to renew a right-of-way easement for an Enbridge crude oil pipeline running through the Bad River Reservation. While …
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Article first appeared at The Free Thought Project. Mankato, MN — December 26 marks the 154th anniversary of the largest mass execution in U.S. government history — 38 Dakota men were publicly hanged in Mankato, Minnesota, in 1862 for their role in the war between the two sovereign nations. Historians …
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Article first appeared at The Free Thought Project. As the battle to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline kicks up a notch, news of yet another water body contaminated by an oil spill — this one just 200 miles from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation — reinforces the legitimacy …
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Article first appeared at The Free Thought Project. After the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) announced it will deny the easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to be drilled under Lake Oahe – the drinking water source for the Standing Rock Sioux  – the oil company was quick …
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