A high-stakes battle is underway on multiple front lines across America, as Native American and climate change activists square off against oil and pipeline companies racing to lay as much infrastructure into the ground as quickly as possible.
For the foot soldiers behind the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, the battle isn’t over.
Journalist Jenni Monet, who has been blogging for Reveal from Standing Rock, was among 76 people arrested during a sweep of a camp.
A Native American journalist embedded at Standing Rock will be blogging for Reveal as events unfold on the ground in North Dakota.
Rick Perry left a nuanced energy legacy – including overseeing booms in fossil fuels and renewables – during his time in Texas politics.
Despite celebrations at the site of protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, experts say the recent decision to stop the pipeline could be reversed by the Trump administration or the next Congress.
Despite a recent halt to construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the companies behind it say they “fully expect to complete construction of the pipeline without any additional rerouting.”
For thousands of Native American demonstrators, the announcement that the pipeline won’t go forward is a relief, especially as harsh winter conditions sweep through protest camps. But they’re not all convinced that it’s safe to pack up and go home just yet.