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  1. Action Alert on Dakota Access

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    By Carolyn Raffensperger Call the Army Corps of Engineers Now. In a fast moving chess game over Dakota Access, the President just issued a Presidential Memo to the Army Corps of Engineers telling it to fast track Dakota Access and 1) to review and approve the construction and operation of DAPL; 2) consider whether to…Read More →

  2. Legal Background for Dakota Access January, 2017

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    By Carolyn Raffensperger On Monday, January 23, 2017, the President signed a mix of presidential memoranda and executive orders that address Dakota Access, Keystone, and future pipelines. –For a good overview of the difference between executive orders and presidential memos, see this: http://www.usatoday.com/…/executive-order-vs-pres…/96979014/ The major legal question for Dakota Access is whether they already have…Read More →

  3. Making history! SEHN intervening in the Bakken Pipeline on behalf of Future Generations

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    Press Release: Fight against pipeline proposals in the Midwest will continue with Dakota Access Pipeline and Upland Pipeline (original post on Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, with the Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition)     Iowa Utilities Board hearings will be held Nov 12 – Dec 3   Beginning Thursday, Nov. 12, the Science & Environmental Health Network…Read More →

  4. Civic Innovation: Realigning the Law with Justice (May 2015 Networker)

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    SEHN Networker Volume 20 (5) May, 2015 Civic Innovation: Realigning the Law with Justice   Walking the property line: eminent domain and the U.S. oil and gas rush      Editor’s note: Some of the first stories my parents read to me were Beatrix Potter’s fables. Did you know that several of Potter’s tales originated from letters or oral…Read More →

  5. A Legal and Political Analysis of the Proposed Bakken Oil Pipeline in Iowa

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    By Carolyn Raffensperger Energy Transfer Partners, a Texas energy company, plans to build an 1,100-mile underground pipeline to transport a highly volatile type of crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields through 17 Iowa counties en route to Illinois.  It will cross multiple rivers, and transverse aquifers and lakes.  Coalitions of people are coming…Read More →