1. shadow walker

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    A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled against native tribes seeking to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from moving forward on the basis that it would prevent them from practicing religious ceremonies, as legal options for opponents of the project narrow.
     
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    MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The Dakota Access Pipeline will likely be ready to ship oil north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation next week, the company said in court documents.

    The company said in a status report filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., that crews are making good progress installing the pipe under Lake Oahe, a dammed section of the Missouri River in Morton County.

    Dakota Access said the company anticipates the pipeline will be ready to accept oil in that portion of the line as early as the week of March 13.

    The company is required to submit status reports while a federal judge considers arguments from tribes seeking to halt the pipeline.

    The 1,172-mile pipeline would transport oil from the Bakken in northwest North Dakota to a transportation hub in Patoka, Ill.
     
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    Last minute appeals rejected by a federal judge. The pipeline is now 100% complete and oil can flow today.
     
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    Looks like they also left behind Jill Stein's conviction.

    Judge approves Jill Stein's plea deal for pipeline protest

    8/9/17

    A North Dakota judge on Wednesday accepted a plea agreement that spares former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein any jail time for protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline nearly a year ago.

    Judge Gail Hagerty accepted a plea deal in which Stein pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief and prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor criminal trespass charge.



    Stein will be on unsupervised probation for about six months and must pay $250 in fees. She had faced a maximum punishment of two months in jail and $3,000 in fines.

    Stein and her attorney did not respond to phone and email messages seeking comment. Morton County Assistant State's Attorney Brian Grosinger also did not respond to messages seeking comment on why prosecutors chose not to take the case to trial.

    Stein was charged for spray-painting a bulldozer at a construction site last September. She told The Associated Press in March that it was "very problematic to have this hanging over my head" and that she wanted the case resolved. She also said that she was willing to go jail but that's "not my preference, obviously."

    Stein's running mate, Ajamu Baraka, who faced similar charges, got the same deal Wednesday.

    The $3.8 billion pipeline built by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners on June 1 began moving North Dakota oil through South Dakota and Iowa to a distribution point in Illinois, though American Indian tribes who fear environmental harm are still fighting the project in court. Protests in North Dakota by tribes and environmental groups between last August and this past February resulted in 761 arrests.

    Stein was at a pipeline construction site in southern North Dakota on Sept. 6, 2016, where authorities said equipment was vandalized. She issued a statement at the time admitting to spray-painting the words "I approve this message" on the blade of a bulldozer to protest that it "had been used to destroy sacred burial sites of the Standing Rock Sioux."

    A state judge issued an arrest warrant for Stein the next day, but court proceedings were never scheduled. Grosinger has not responded to several requests for comment as to why.

    Another high-profile pipeline opponent arrested in North Dakota, Hollywood actress Shailene Woodley, in March agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors that kept her out of jail. She also faced misdemeanor charges that carried the same potential punishment as Stein faced.

    Stein said in March that she doesn't view the pipeline's completion as a defeat because Dakota Access opponents "connected the dots between the struggle for indigenous human rights and water rights and climate survival." She said she also plans to be active in the opposition to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, though she wasn't sure in what way.
     
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