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#NODAPL activists arrested after trying to shut off 5 oil pipelines carrying 15% of U.S. daily oil

A number of climate change and indigenous land rights activists were arrested today following an attempt to shut off five major oil pipelines from Canada. Together, the lines targeted in this protest can carry up to 2.8 million barrels of oil each day, representing about 15 percent of our daily oil consumption in the United States. Courtesy Climate Direct Action From the …

#NoDAPL: U.S. orders halt in North Dakota pipeline construction on Native land

Protesters demonstrate against the Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S. September 9, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Cullen The United States government today ordered a temporary halt to construction of a stretch of North Dakota oil pipeline that has been the focus of a sustained and growing occupation protest by Native Americans and environmental activists. …

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on the Standing Rock protests

On MSNBC, Lawrence O’Donnell reminds us that the United States of America has awfully mistreated the people who lived on this continent before us, and helps America understand the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. report this ad If you were the government and wanted to maintain a state of perpetual war, how would you go about it? …

Dakota Pipeline decision delayed to Sept. 9, thousands of indigenous activists continue protest

In Washington today, District Judge James E. Boarsberge said he will not issue a decision on a legal challenge by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Dakota Access, LLC, the private firm behind a nearly $4 billion oil project Native people say will destroy their land and cause unprecedented damage to human, plant, and animal life in …