Documentary filmmaker Deia Schlosberg was only doing her job when she was arrested while filming an activist shutting down a tar sands pipeline in North Dakota, she told RT America's ‘News with Ed.’ She is facing 45 years in prison on felony charges.
Protests over development of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in North Dakota led to more than 125 arrests and a highway blockade over the weekend, as pipeline opponents claimed “unceded territory” in the direct path of construction.
Though trespassing and riot charges against journalist Amy Goodman over her coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests have been dropped, a North Dakota prosecutor has hinted the state will continue to pursue her and wants her unedited footage.
There are no plans to evict a Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp on land belonging to the US Army Corps of Engineers, federal officials said. The camp in North Dakota was set up without federal permission, but a Native American tribe claims the land.
More than 20 people were arrested at a Dakota Access pipeline construction site Wednesday, amid ongoing protests against the four-state $3.7 billion project. North Dakota police reportedly handled the rally with “military-style” equipment and armored vehicles.
Energy Transfer Partners, developer of the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline, has purchased the 7,000-acre ranch that tribal officials say is the site of burial and cultural artifacts destroyed by pipeline crews.