2015 2016 2017


ReZpect our Water



  • January 20: the Public Service Commission unanimously approved the project. Commissioner Randy Christmann recuses himself because a portion of pipeline land is willed to his wife.


  • February 9: Mardi Gras in NOLA


  • April 29: Col. John Henderson of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers holds public forum in Mobridge for Native Americans to express their concerns.


  • Lebanese Hezbollah killed by an Israeli airstrike at Damascus Airport.


  • July 25: Corps of Engineers approved three easements for water crossings on Lake Oahe, Laka Sakakawea and the Mississippi River.
  • July 26: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe files an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order to prevent destruction of sacred sites by Dakota Access Pipeline.


  • August 10: first arrests of demonstrators protesting DAPL. Gov. Jack Dalrymple signs emergency declaration to "manage public safety" around construction sites and established a road block along Highway 1806 to control traffic.
  • August 24 a federal judge heard arguments on the temporary injunction to halt construction of DAPL.


  • September 9: U.S. District Judge James Boasberg rules on request for a temporary injunction to halt construction of DAPL.

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