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Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the DAPL, has no intention of changing route

In response to yesterday’s statement from the Army, Energy Transfer Partners issued the following press release:

DALLAS & NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) and Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) announced that the Administration’s statement today that it would not at this time issue an “easement” to Dakota Access Pipeline is a purely political action – which the Administration concedes when it states it has made a “policy decision” – Washington code for a political decision. This […]

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Army denies easement for DAPL

The Army announced today that it would not be approving the easement to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to continue construction on its current path. They had suspended the easement on November 14 in response to protests from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, whose water supply was potentially threatened by the pipeline’s proposed passage under Lake Oahe. The pipeline was also running over sacred land and burial sites. The protests have been growing rapidly since April, most recently with a […]

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Standing together with Standing Rock

As people continue to gather and check in online and in person, the Rev. John Floberg described himself as “humbled” by the response to the call to stand with the people of Standing Rock.

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Amy Goodman interviews Walt Whitman at Standing Rock – a poem

inspired by the continuing actions of native peoples and allies to protect their water and sacred spaces from the Dakota Access Pipeline, poet Mark Ash imagined what Walt Whitman might have to offer


Doing what any true journalist ought to do …
Amy thoughtfully inquires,
“Why have you traveled so far from your crypt in Camden?”

Unable to keep from being the truth telling poet that he is ..
Whitman quotes a verse of his poetry to explain,
“I do not ask the wounded person how […]

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Presiding Bishop Curry: Standing Rock may be the new Selma

During his speech Curry said in part: “I want to now suggest that Standing Rock may be the new Selma. This may well be the moment when nations come together, when peoples of goodwill come together to transform this world from the nightmare that it often is into the dream that God intends

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