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“These people are not accessories to the crime, they are the media. This is a constitutionally protected activity.”
The battle against the Dakota Access pipeline is being waged as a renewed assertion of indigenous rights and sovereignty, as a fight to protect clean water, but, most importantly, as part of the global struggle to combat climate change and break from dependence on fossil fuels.
In the coming weeks we have our day in court, and we are optimistic that a federal judge will agree with us that our peaceful exercise of free speech and civil disobedience is legal and cannot be restrained.
The senator also has hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of investments in 33 North Dakota-based oil wells owned by Whiting Petroleum Corporation and hundreds of thousands of dollars more in investments in seven wells owned by ExxonMobil subsidiary XTO Energy.