Dakota Access pipeline

26.03.2017

Dutch banking and insurance group ING sells its stake in Dakota Access pipeline loan

Dutch banking and insurance group ING sells its stake in Dakota Access pipeline loan

Internationale Nederlanden Groep (ING) has reached an agreement for the sale of its loan to the Dakota Access pipeline. The sale follows a constructive dialogue between ING and representatives from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and has the full support of the Tribe. In our meeting with the Standing Rock Sioux… »

20.03.2017

Oil to Start Flowing Through Dakota Access Pipeline This Week

Oil to Start Flowing Through Dakota Access Pipeline This Week

Oil could start flowing through the highly contested $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline as early as today. On Saturday, an appeals court rejected the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Nations’ request for an emergency injunction to stop the pipeline from becoming operational. Meanwhile, the University of California’s chief investment… »

18.03.2017

Sami Parliament convinces Norwegian pension fund to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline

Sami Parliament convinces Norwegian pension fund to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline

The Sami Parliament in Norway, which represents the indigenous Sami people, also known as Lapps in English, has convinced the second largest pension fund of the country, the public sector sign, to divest from companies linked to the controversial Dakota Access pipeline project. This act aims to express solidarity to Native… »

12.03.2017

Activists and Native Americans march on Washington amid rain, sleet and snow

Activists and Native Americans march on Washington amid rain, sleet and snow

On Friday March 10th 5,000 members of Native Americans tribes and their supporters – celebrities, environmental and peace activists, veterans, college students – marched on Washington, D.C.  amid bitter cold, rain, sleet, and snow, calling for Trump and the U.S. Congress to recognize Indigenous Rights to water, land, sovereignty and culture. »

06.03.2017

U.N. Report Criticizes U.S. Government over Handling of Dakota Access Pipeline

U.N. Report Criticizes U.S. Government over Handling of Dakota Access Pipeline

A new United Nations report has criticized the United States government over its handling of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, which has faced massive resistance from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota as well as members of hundreds of other Native American nations. The report says the… »

02.03.2017

Success as German bank divests from Dakota Access Pipeline

Success as German bank divests from Dakota Access Pipeline

The Bayerische Landesbank (BayernLB) was one of 17 banks to have invested in the Dakota Access Pipeline. The highly controversial pipeline, which is destined to transport oil obtained by fracking across the North American continent is a threat to the environment and drinking water supplies and would also desecrate ancestral… »

24.02.2017

North Dakota: Police Raid Pipeline Resistance Camps, Arresting 33

North Dakota: Police Raid Pipeline Resistance Camps, Arresting 33

In North Dakota, a heavily militarized police force on Thursday raided the main resistance camp set up by Lakota water protectors fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. The camp was largely vacated ahead of an eviction deadline set one day earlier by North Dakota’s governor, but police arrested at… »

23.02.2017

Forced evacuation at Standing Rock

Forced evacuation at Standing Rock

After North Dakota Republican Governor Doug Burgum issued executive orders to evacuate the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock, setting as a deadline the afternoon of February 22nd , yesterday most of the activists left voluntarily among police in riot gear. Ten activists were arrested near the camp. Darren… »

18.02.2017

Hundreds of Scientists Take a Stand Against the Dakota Access Pipeline

Hundreds of Scientists Take a Stand Against the Dakota Access Pipeline

In late September nearly a hundred scientists had signed onto a letter claiming there were “inadequate environmental and cultural impact assessments” for the Dakota Access Pipeline and since then the number of scientists involved has grown to over 200. They are asking the Army Corps of Engineers to put a stop… »

17.02.2017

North Dakota Governor orders evacuation of protest camps at Standing Rock

North Dakota Governor orders evacuation of protest camps at Standing Rock

On February 16th Veterans and water protectors met with government, ARMY Corp and DAPL officials to discuss the North Dakota Republican Governor Doug Burgum’s executive orders to evacuate the Oceti Sakowin Camp and other camps at Standing Rock “to avoid an ecological disaster to the Missouri River caused by months… »

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