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Denied at Dakota Access, Pipeline Protesters Will Find New Targets

Kathy Hoekstra, Federal Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected a request for an emergency injunction to prevent oil from being transported through the newly completed Dakota Access Pipeline. Boasberg’s March 14 decision may prove to be the final nail in the coffin for protesters who have attempted

Dakota Access Pipeline expected to bring $100M a year to North Dakota

North Dakota is expected to gain $100 million or more annually in tax revenue once crude oil begins flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline, according to an Associated Press report released on Thursday. That’s money the sparsely populated northern state, which struggles with declining tax revenue, can use. North Dakota has a police bill of

States Are Going Broke Because They Broke the Bank

Stephen Moore, Governors and state legislators say they are running out of money again, and many are demanding tax hikes to close budget gaps. More than half the states are facing big deficits this year, and they are mostly blue states, including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois and New York and Oregon. Wait. These are states

Dakota pipeline camp raided after protesters defy deadline, refuse to leave

CANNON BALL, N.D. –  Police in riot gear began arresting the last remaining protesters at a makeshift camp in North Dakota on Thursday after they defied several orders to leave the area. It’s unclear if any protesters remained at the camp after the police officers raided it. The raids came after the eviction orders were

The dirty secret smart Democrats know (but won’t admit) about Trump

Douglas E. Schoen, President Trump’s shocking victory in November and the tumultuous beginning of his presidency have shattered many assumptions about American politics. For many liberals and progressives, the weeks since Donald Trump’s inauguration have been filled with soul-searching and even confusion about their place in American politics. Trump’s flurry of executive orders, coming in

Army Approves Dakota Access Pipeline

Christine Rousselle, The Army Corps of Engineers will grant a permit to begin building the Dakota Access Pipeline, the controversial pipeline that saw months of protests with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North Dakota. Under the Obama administration, the Army Corps of Engineers was required to complete an environmental study prior to the pipeline

States Are Cracking Down on the Biggest Protests Since ’60s

Republicans in statehouses across the U.S. are devising legal tools to regulate public dissent as demonstrators take to the streets to protest President Donald Trump in waves not seen since the Vietnam War. At least 10 bills to limit protests have been introduced in recent months. North Dakota is considering protection for motorists who unintentionally kill

Dakota Access pipeline moves closer to completion

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will grant the final approval needed to finish the Dakota Access Pipeline project, U.S. Senator John Hoeven and Congressman Kevin Cramer of North Dakota said on Tuesday. However, opponents of the $3.8 billion project, including the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, whose reservation is adjacent to the route, claimed that

Trump signs orders on pipeline projects, TransCanada says it will reapply for Keystone

President Trump signed executive orders on Tuesday effectively reviving the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, as a major builder said it will reapply to build one of the projects which had been stalled by the Obama administration under pressure from environmental and other groups.  The president said the projects would be subject to

Lawmaker’s bill protects drivers who negligently hit someone obstructing traffic

A lawmaker in North Dakota sponsored a bill that would reportedly protect drivers who inadvertently hit pedestrians blocking traffic. The Star Tribune reported Monday that the legislation is a response to protests at Standing Rock Indian Reservation, and sponsored by state Rep. Keith Kempenich, R-Bowman. “If you stay off the roadway, this would never be

Health care battle could decide balance of power

The messaging battle is over on repealing and replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law, and the balance of power in Washington may be at stake. Democrats believe they already lost the public opinion fight over the law once, when they pushed through the Affordable Care Act in the first place, and Republicans grabbed hold