The Movement Against the Dakota Access Pipeline: Where do we go from here?

By John Petoskey* On December 4th, 2016, the Army Corps of Engineers—acting under the Obama Administration—announced that it would not be granting the easement for Dakota Access LLC to build a pipeline under Lake Oahe in North Dakota.[1] The corps instead changed course and moved to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and explore alternate routes.[2] An […]

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Pipeline Poses Risks to Michigan Indian Treaty Rights

By John Petoskey* In September of 2016 the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (“GTB”) tribe formally objected to a $171 million-dollar settlement between the Obama Administration and Enbridge Energy regarding Enbridge line 5, an oil pipeline that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinaw.[1] The settlement included $110 million upgrades to the aging pipeline, […]

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