Media Releases

New nationwide coalition unites to stop Energy Transfer Partners

April 25, 2017 • Earthworks and partners

Tuesday, April 25 -- Today, a diverse coalition of communities represented by more than two dozen organizations across the country launched a coordinated effort to challenge Energy Transfer Partners’ (ETP) operations with an open letter to ETP that outlines their grievances and demands. The coalition has launched the website as an online hub for the campaign.


Ever Eager to Please Big Oil, Trump Yanks Key Dakota Access Decision

February 28, 2017 • Aaron Mintzes

February 20 should have marked the comment deadline on the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE or the “Corps”) decision whether to grant an easement for of a portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Except the President ended comments early


Ways to Help #NoDAPL

November 23, 2016 • Molly Dunton

Thousands of people from around the world, including hundreds of indigenous and tribal nations, are currently camping near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). What started as a fight to protect sacred Sioux lands from destruction has become a broader struggle for Native American rights, freshwater conservation, and an end to fossil fuel development and corporate greed. On the frontlines, water protectors are facing increasing violence and police repression, but stand strong in peaceful, nonviolent prayer. This kind of unshakable determination has enabled the movement to effectively halt construction of a major pipeline, and has inspired people from around the world to lend their support.


Life at the #noDAPL camp

October 28, 2016 • Molly Dunton

On September 26th 2016, Earthworks landed in Bismarck, North Dakota. My colleague Hilary Lewis and I travelled there from our post in Washington, DC to report on the growing, Native American-led opposition to Energy Transfer Partner’s latest project known as the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). We didn’t have a specific address to navigate to, or even cell service to navigate with, but we knew to follow the highway south towards the town of Cannon Ball. Aside from a security checkpoint outside of the capitol city, staffed by some helpful National Guard officers, the journey was as desolate as it was beautiful.

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No Dakota Access Pipeline

September 12, 2016 • Jennifer Krill

In an unprecedented joint statement, the US Departments of Army, Justice and Interior announced a halt to construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, just minutes after a federal judge ruled against the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.