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Militant Native American Protesters Attack Pipeline Crew

A longstanding protest against a Texas-based energy company’s plan to build a pipeline near tribal lands in North Dakota turned violent against construction crews and a limited security team over the Labor Day weekend.

Various videos and local reports have confirmed that “hundreds” of Native American protesters and supporters of the Standing Rock Sioux turned violent at a construction site under the management of Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners near Cannon Ball, ND. The Associated Press reported that four private security guards and two dogs were injured in the incident as a result, according to the Morton County Sherriff’s Office. Though protesters have asserted through a variety of mediums that they were the ones first attacked, many of their own videos purport to show the opposite occurred.

Pipeline Protest

U.S. and Canada Moving Toward Higher Safety Standards for Oil Trains

After a series of spectacular oil-train crashes and accompanying horrific fires. Reuters reported that the United States and Canada are in the finalization stage before announcing that the current safety upgrade for rail-tankers will be suspended and new higher flammability requirement will be adopted railroad oil-tanker safety designs.

Oil Train (Matt Brown / Associated Press)

Fiery Oil-Train Crash in W. Va. a Warning to California

Another 100-plus tanker oil train carrying crude from North Dakota’s Bakken Field derailed Tuesday morning, causing an explosive fire near the West Virginia state capital of Charleston. Local residents were forced to flee their homes in frigid weather as firefighters battled the blaze.

AP Photo/WCHS-TV, Bob Aaron