February 2017

Date Title Description
02/27/2017 - 10:30am 2/27/17

Contractors continued cleanup activities in the Oceti and Rosebud camps.

No protest activity occurred. 

02/26/2017 - 8:30am 2/26/17

Contractors continued cleanup activities in the Oceti and Rosebud camps.

No protest activity occurred.  

02/25/2017 - 8:30am 2/25/17

Contractors continued cleanup activities in the Oceti and Rosebud camps.

No protest activity occurred.

02/24/2017 - 8:30am 2/24/17

Contractors continued cleanup activities in the Oceti and Rosebud camps.  

No protest activity occurred.

02/23/2017 - 8:30am 2/23/17

At approximately 10:00 am, representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers met with protesters from the Oceti Sakowin camp and discussed USACE priorities to clean up the area and restore the land to its pre-protest condition.

02/22/2017 - 8:30am 2/22/17

All persons were to be vacated from the Oceti Sakowin camp and other adjacent US Army Corps of Engineer property by 2:00 pm.

02/21/2017 - 9:30am 2/21/17

Equipment under the direction of Incident Command continued to assist with cleanup of the Oceti Sakowin camp.  As on previous days, protesters at the gate delayed the equipment from entering and searched all equipment as it entered causing it to t

02/20/2017 - 9:00am 2/20/17

Equipment under the direction of Incident Command continued to assist with cleanup of the Oceti Sakowin camp. No significant protest activity occurred.

02/19/2017 - 9:00am 2/19/17

Equipment under the direction of Incident Command continued to assist with cleanup of the Oceti Sakowin camp.

02/18/2017 - 9:00am 2/18/17

Equipment under the direction of Incident Command continued to assist with cleanup of the Oceti Sakowin camp. No significant protest activity occurred.

02/17/2017 - 9:00am 2/17/17

Additional large equipment and trucks under direction of Incident Command began assisting with cleanup of the Oceti Sakowin camp. No significant protest activity occurred.

02/16/2017 - 11:00am 2/16/17

At 11:00 am, Federal and State officials met with members from the protest camps at the Cannonball Bridge concerning the evacuation order and need for cleanup of the camp. 

02/15/2017 - 1:30pm 2/15/17

A traffic control point was established on Hwy 1806 between the Backwater Bridge and the north entrance to the Oceti Sakowin camp.  The existing barricade on the Backwater Bridge was removed.  The new traffic control point was established in accor

02/14/2017 - 9:00am 2/14/17

A warm weather pattern continues with daytime temperatures above freezing.  Forecasted high temperatures for the next few days are to be near record highs.

02/13/2017 - 8:30am 2/13/17

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s request for a temporary restraining order to stop the drilling was denied by Judge Boesberg after a hearing in Federal District Court in Washington, D.C. 

No significant protest activity occurred.

02/12/2017 - 10:30am 2/12/17

No significant protest activity occurred.

02/11/2017 - 10:30am 2/11/17

No significant protest activity occurred.

02/10/2017 - 10:30am 2/10/17

No significant protest activity occurred.

02/09/2017 - 8:30am 2/9/17

No significant protest activity occurred.

02/08/2017 - 8:00am 2/8/17

The US Army Corps of Engineers granted an easement to Dakota Access, LLC to drill under Lake Oahe. Energy Transfer Partners released information stating they would begin drilling immediately. No significant protest activity occurred.

02/07/2017 - 9:00am 2/7/17

The US Army Corps of Engineers notified Congress that the easement allowing DAPL to drill under Lake Oahe would be granted.  USACOE also advised the normal 14 day waiting period between notifying Congress and issuing the easement would be waived. 

02/06/2017 - 8:00am 2/6/17

The ND Dept of Transportation removed the barricade from the north end of the Backwater Bridge and also cleaned the bridge deck of snow/ice in preparation for repairs to the bridge to begin.  A barricade remains in place on the south side of the b

02/05/2017 - 8:30am 2/5/17

No significant protest activity occurred.

02/04/2017 - 8:30am 2/4/17

No significant protest activity occurred.

02/03/2017 - 8:30am 2/3/17

No significant protest activity occurred.

02/02/2017 - 10:30am 2/2/17

No significant protest activity occurred.

02/01/2017 - 4:00pm 2/1/17

At approximately 7:30 am, protesters were beginning to illegally establish a new camp on the west side of Hwy 1806 directly west of the current Oceti Sakowin camp.  This is private property owned by DAPL/Energy Transfer Partners.  A pay loader and