The Dakota Access Pipeline long protested by groups of Native Americans and environmentalists begins carrying oil Thursday. There may be an ebb in the oil flow, however, as the pipeline company faces scrutiny over how it cleared its construction path.
A private security firm which started out as a US military contractor and has been hired by the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to counter indigenous activists protesting its construction, has used "military-style counterterrorism measures," the Intercept reports.
North American tribes are uniting to declare their opposition to the planned Keystone XL pipeline following President Trump administration's approval of the once-suspended project. The 1,700-mile line will help carry tar sands oil from Alberta to Texas.
The Gathering of Nations Powwow, known as the “Mecca of Indian Country,” is hosting tens of thousands of Native Americans, bringing together “water protectors” from the nationwide protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline.