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Protests Follow Pa. Officer's Acquittal In Fatal Shooting Of A Black Man

Monday, March 25, 2019

Demonstrators gathered in Pittsburgh over the weekend to protest the verdict, after a jury found a white police officer not guilty in the fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, an unarmed black man.


Vatican's Summit On Clergy Sex Abuse Left Many Survivors Disappointed

Monday, February 25, 2019

The summit in Rome came after a Pennsylvania grand jury report detailed widespread sexual abuse by priests. Survivors say the meeting's outcome left them wanting more.


Millions Own Gas And Oil Under Their Land. Here's Why Only Some Strike It Rich

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Gas and oil companies pay royalties to millions of American landowners. But a growing number accuse energy companies of cheating them out of their fair share.


How The Boom-Bust Oil Cycle Is Playing Out In North Dakota

Friday, November 10, 2017

The shale oil boom attracted thousands of oil workers to North Dakota, sending the population of some small towns soaring. In response, communities built up infrastructure projects — new wastewater facilities, schools, etc. But now they're facing hundreds of millions of dollars of debt that will take decades to pay off, not to mention continued uncertainty over whether they've built too much as they watch the boom-bust cycle of the oil patch.


The Rise Of Wind Energy Raises Questions About Its Reliability

Thursday, June 22, 2017

As renewables make up a bigger share of the nation's energy grid, some worry about blackouts when the wind doesn't blow. But grid operators say they're getting better at balancing energy resources.


Boom Time Again For U.S. Oil Industry, Thanks To OPEC

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The oil industry is coming out of a two-year slump after OPEC cut production. In oil-rich North Dakota, there are more energy jobs than available workers and local businesses are seeing a revival.


Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Clean Up As Deadline Looms

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

They have until Wednesday to clean up and go home. Authorities want protesters off the land before the river thaws and floods the camp.


Army Corps Of Engineers Grants Easement For Dakota Access Pipeline

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

The Army Corps of Engineers has granted the final easement needed to finish the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, according to a court filing Tuesday.


As Obama Clean Power Plan Fades, States Craft Strategies To Move Beyond It

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The plan is on hold while a legal battle plays out. Even if it's upheld, the Trump administration is likely to appeal to the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, states are looking at energy alternatives.


Activists Prepare To Fight Pipeline Plans, Again

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Environmentalists say they'll fight President Trump's move to revive two controversial oil pipelines. In North Dakota, the Standing Rock Sioux protested for months to block the Dakota Access project.


Dakota Pipeline Protesters, Nearby Residents Brace For 2017

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

While some protesters are staying in North Dakota to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline, residents feel mixed about their new neighbors. One Bismarck resident says she just wants her "hometown back."


What The Pause In The Dakota Pipeline Project Means For North Dakotans

Sunday, December 11, 2016

North Dakotans have mixed opinions about the Dakota Access Pipeline, which has been put on hold. Oil and gas is a big industry in the state.


Upstream From Standing Rock, Tribes Balance Benefits, Risks Of Oil Industry

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Hours from Standing Rock, N.D., is another reservation, in the the Bakken oilfield's sweet spot. Drilling has brought in millions of dollars, but the tribes have environmental worries, too.


Protester Could Lose Her Arm After Being Injured In N.D. Pipeline Protests

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Questions are being raised about police tactics dealing with crowds after a woman was severely injured while protesting the pipeline project in North Dakota.


Tensions Escalate As Police Clear Protesters Near Dakota Access Pipeline

Friday, October 28, 2016

Law enforcement in North Dakota arrested more than 140 on private land owned by the pipeline company. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe wants to prevent the pipeline from running under the Missouri River.


Sanders And Other High-Profile Names Protest Against N.D. Pipeline

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

People in dozens of cities protested against the North Dakota Access Pipeline on Tuesday, including Sen. Bernie Sanders. In North Dakota, where the opposition began, more protesters were arrested.


In Victory For Protesters, Obama Administration Halts North Dakota Pipeline

Saturday, September 10, 2016

An Obama administration decision to suspend construction on a controversial oil pipeline in North Dakota is a game changer for efforts to protect tribal lands, officials say.


U.S. Halts Construction On Oil Pipeline In North Dakota After Protests

Friday, September 09, 2016

The Obama administration is halting construction on the pipeline after concerns were raised by a nearby Native American tribe. A federal judge previously ruled construction could proceed.


Native Americans Protest New Oil Pipeline In North Dakota

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Native Americans and environmentalists are protesting a pipeline slated to carry a half a million barrels of crude daily from North Dakota to Illinois. But the oil industry says the pipeline is safe.