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Energy Transfer on Thursday, May 12, filed a petition for rehearing, stating that the state's highest court "overlooked and/or misapprehended" certain facts of the case and the law.
The high court's decision upheld a district court ruling that rejected an effort by Dakota Access parent company Energy Transfer to keep private 16,000 documents pertaining to a partnership formed with security contractor TigerSwan during the pipeline protests near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in 2016 and 2017.
The decision by the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals revived a lawsuit filed by Marcus Mitchell, a Navajo tribal member, who claimed law enforcement officers fired shotgun beanbag rounds at peaceful, unarmed protesters, including himself, during DAPL protests in January 2017.
How much of the often violent activism against things like oil development and oil pipelines is an organic part of American politics, and how much of it was the result of Russian manipulations and inducements?

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The left used violent demonstrations to shut down travel and commerce, and now the right is doing it. When the left was doing it, it was the right calling for severe government crackdowns. Now that it's the right blocking highways and making mischief, it's the left calling for the government to stamp it out. We ought to ask ourselves, where does this road lead?
The country's high court has refused to hear an appeal by developers of the Dakota Access Pipeline seeking to overturn a mandated environmental review of their project.
You should be concerned about the unwillingness of many Republicans to come to grips with the reality of what Jan. 6 was, and what the Trump movement is. I certainly am. But you need to be concerned about the left's habit of gloss and excuse-making for left-wing extremism as well.
U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Traynor dismissed the case Wednesday, Dec. 29, finding that officers acted reasonably during an hours-long standoff with protesters near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation on Nov. 20, 2016.
Clean energy groups on the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota and Red Lake reservation in Minnesota were awarded $6.7 million in federal funding to build out electric vehicle infrastructure in the tribal communities.
As plans to ramp up the Dakota Access to more than double its original capacity press forward, researchers at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis argued that the decline of premium tier oil wells in the Bakken could drive production slides that would quickly render the pipeline "superfluous." Backers of the oil industry in North Dakota argue that advancing drilling technology have wells outside the Bakken's sweet spots significantly more economic.

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The news media's uneven approach to covering political extremism is a big part of what's dividing this country.
North Dakota has long argued that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should be responsible for covering tens of millions of dollars policing costs from the Dakota Access Pipeline protests five years ago. With this week's ruling, the state can continue pursuing reimbursement, though the two sides have also been engaged in settlement talks.
Thanks to the extremists, there's never a finish line for these projects.

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