"Native American protesters on Monday occupied privately owned land in North Dakota in the path of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline, claiming they were the land's rightful owners under an 1851 treaty with the U.S. government."
All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.
"More than 80 people protesting a controversial North Dakota oil pipeline project were arrested Saturday and pepper spray was used in what the sheriff's department called a 'riot.'"
"The tribal push for a Bears Ears monument raises thorny questions of homeland and sovereignty."
The unprecedented protest over the Dakota Access Pipeline marks a milestone in the movement for Native-American rights.
"The trial for the militants who seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon this year is close to wrapping up. The standoff traumatized the rural ranching communities around Burns, Ore."
"Climate-change activists on Tuesday disrupted the flow of millions of barrels of crude from Canada to the United States in rare, coordinated action that targeted several key pipelines simultaneously."
"Ranchers are arming themselves before they climb onto tractors or see to their livestock. Surveillance helicopters buzz low through the prairie skies. Native Americans fighting to prevent an oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation are handing out thick blankets and coats and are building maple-pole shelters that can withstand North Dakota’s bitter winter."
"The League of Conservation Voters will spend at least $40 million this election, according to its president, Gene Karpinski, a record-setting amount for the group that underscores the extent to which liberal groups are working to buttress Democrats’ campaigns this year."
"Twenty-three people were arrested Wednesday as the fight to stop fossil fuel infrastructure erupted in Virginia, according to groups staging the civil disobedience."
"In the latest legal showdown over the Dakota Access pipeline, federal judges seemed skeptical today of American Indian tribes' arguments for extending a work freeze on a contentious stretch of land in North Dakota."