From frontline battles with police to life inside the camp where the unprecedented movement began, Splinter has been covering the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline since August 2016. In a series of character-driven features, animated and hosted explainers, breaking news videos, and Facebook lives, Splinter has…
On October 22, Rene Rodriguez was arrested near the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, where water protectors were demonstrating against the Dakota Access pipeline. Early that morning, the crowd had walked from the resistance camp to the site, and soon, police surrounded a group that were gathered in prayer.…
While the fight against the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline has largely moved from the plains of North Dakota to the courtrooms of Washington, D.C., recent revelations on just what was going on behind the scenes at Standing Rock have shed new light on the length law enforcement was willing to go to discredit those fighting…
In a victory for opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a judge ruled on Wednesday that the process by which the pipeline was approved had violated the law. The judge will now consider whether to halt the multi-billion dollar project pending further review.
The United States needs to take a serious look in the mirror in light of this story. An investigation by The Intercept has revealed that the private mercenary and counterterrorism firm TigerSwan ran a military-style operation in coordination with police and the energy firm building the Dakota Access Pipeline.
For nearly two years now, activists, environmentalists, and native peoples have been protesting the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, insisting that the project places sacred land and water at risk of contamination as it snakes past the Standing Rock Sioux tribal lands in South Dakota.
The Dakota Access oil pipeline may be nearly operational, but some Democrats are raising concerns about what they say is the alarming lack of oversight surrounding the controversial project.
Hundreds of Native American protesters filled the streets of Washington D.C. on Friday as the Dakota Access Pipeline, some 1500 miles away, inched closer to completion.
Since it began, the fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline has always existed in two separate, but related arenas: The actual courtroom, and the court of public opinion.
The so-called “resistance” to Donald Trump’s administration has been growing since the day of his inauguration, taking on anything from LGBTQ rights and immigration policy to health care, racial justice, prison reform, and imperialist foreign policy. In our Front Lines series, Fusion speaks to activists leading the…
Police began forcibly evacuating anti-Dakota Access pipeline protesters from the main camp at the Standing Rock site in North Dakota on Wednesday afternoon.
Late Tuesday afternoon, attorneys representing the Standing Rock Sioux tribe filed a lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers over the recently re-started construction of the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline.
On Monday, Washington, DC district Judge James Boasberg rejected a request to halt the recently re-started construction of the Dakota Access Oil pipeline in North Dakota.
In a crushing setback for the opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers notified Congress on Tuesday that it will grant the necessary easement to restart the highly controversial pipeline's construction.
North Dakota lawmakers say the Trump administration is removing a major obstacle for the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline through their state, a move that will likely reopen major protests over the pipeline.
The first time I met Lori Glover, it was during the predawn darkness of a December morning last year in the small town of Alpine in far west Texas, and she had locked her neck to the gate of the Trans-Pecos pipeline’s staging site in an act of civil disobedience.