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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