Environmentalist groups are mobilizing against the Bayou Bridge pipeline in the swamps of southern Louisiana, seeking to repeat the success at Standing Rock, North Dakota. They are taking on the same company that is behind the Dakota Access Pipeline.
A group of landowners in Morton County, North Dakota, has sued the company responsible for developing the Dakota Access Pipeline, claiming the company deceived them during negotiations for pipeline easements.
Two Dakota Access Pipeline protesters have been convicted of obstructing a highway and disorderly conduct – both misdemeanors – and fined by a North Dakota judge. Theirs was the first jury trial related to the nine-month-long pipeline protests.
It’s terrifying to look at Donald Trump’s cabinet picks and the Congressmen who are in the pockets of big oil, says Jane Kleeb, Chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party. The biggest protest against oil in the US at Standing Rock is only the start, she adds.
Native American advisers to President-elect Donald Trump have proposed that tribal lands be removed from government control. While they say that the move could help impoverished tribes profit from oil and gas, critics have denounced it as “privatization.”