dakota access pipeline
January 6, 2022 -
A text sent to the Trump White House the day after the 2020 election outlining a strategy to have the Supreme Court decide the outcome of the presidential race reportedly came from the phone of former Energy Secretary and Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Championing the election's overthrow didn't dim Perry's job prospects, though: He resigned his Trump administration post that December and the following month became a director for the general partner of Energy Transfer, the Dallas-based pipeline company led by billionaire Trump backer and longtime Perry associate Kelcy Warren, whose interests Perry profitably championed in Washington.
May 11, 2018 -
With protests ongoing over the planned Bayou Bridge oil pipeline, the Louisiana legislature advanced a bill this week creating new crimes with stiff penalties for conspiracy to trespass on pipeline property — part of a broader trend of states and the federal government targeting protest actions.
March 2, 2018 -
Two American Indian tribes in North Carolina are seeking to join a legal challenge to federal regulators' approval of the project, arguing that the environmental assessment excluded them. The fracked gas pipeline proposed by Dominion and Duke Energy would disproportionately affect tribal lands in the eastern part of the state.
September 29, 2017 -
Energy Transfer Partners, the Dallas-based company behind several controversial projects including the Dakota Access Pipeline, is accused of using unconstitutional tactics against landowners and protesters with help from law enforcement and TigerSwan, its North Carolina-based private security provider.
September 8, 2017 -
Organizers across the U.S. South — the epicenter of the national pipeline-building push — are holding events across the region to voice opposition to the environmentally and economically risky projects as key permits are pending.
February 7, 2017 -
The industry has long argued that pipelines are the safest way to move oil and gas over long distances, but a new analysis by two watchdog groups raises questions about those claims.
December 6, 2016 -
A day after denying Energy Transfer Partner's plan to route the Dakota Access Pipeline under a river near Sioux lands in North Dakota, the Army announced hearings for another of the company's controversial projects: a 162-mile oil pipeline cutting through Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin, the largest U.S. wetlands and a last refuge for more than a dozen at-risk species.