Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Pipeline security incidents

Pipeline security incidents --- ===

There are no terrorist attacks against pipelines, only protests, accidents and vandalism.

March 20, 2017 terror: vandalism  South Dakota confirms Dakota Access oil pipeline vandalism Associated Press on MSN.com Law officers 'observed what appeared to be a hole in the pipe, and it looked like there was burn (marks) around the hole,' a sheriff's deputy said. BISMARCK, N.D. — Authorities in South Dakota on Tuesday confirmed an incident of vandalism against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in which someone burned a hole through an empty section of pipe.  Texas-based pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners said in court documents Monday that there have been "recent coordinated physical attacks along the pipeline that pose threats to life, physical safety and the environment."  above-ground valve site that had no fencing or other security. "When deputies arrived, they observed what appeared to be a hole in the pipe, and it looked like there was burn around the hole," Brown said, adding it was possible the vandalism was done with a blowtorch.
Dakota Access pipeline vandalism highlights sabotage risks
FOX News · 7 minutes ago
BISMARCK, N.D. – The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline has reported "recent coordinated physical attacks" on the much-protested line, just as it's almost ready …
Police investigating Dakota pipeline vandalism
Reuters · 37 minutes ago
South Dakota authorities are investigating an act of vandalism at the Dakota Access pipeline, a day after the project owner said oil could begin flowing through the pipeline soon, officials said on …
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Mar 21, 2017 · BISMARCK, N.D. – The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Authorities have confirmed an incident of vandalism against ...
South Dakota Confirms Oil Pipeline Vandalism - keloland.com
Keloland · 6 hours ago
Authorities in South Dakota on Tuesday confirmed an incident of vandalism against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in which someone burned a hole through



Protesters clear Backwater Bridge | North Dakota News ...
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Oct 28, 2016 - ... from their barricades and a camp they had set up on Highway 1806 on the easement of a ... Braun said many elders at the camp are calling for the youth to stand down. ... gAuthorities also reported two incidents of shots fired Thursday afternoon, but one may have been a flare gun used to set a vehicle on fire, according to Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier. One woman allegedly fired a handgun three times toward police and was arrested. An armed man, who was allegedly run off the road by protesters, was not shot in the hand as initially indicated by the Morton County Sheriff's Department. Protesters have alleged that the man was a Dakota Access Pipeline security contractor and pointed to insurance documents they say were found in the truck he was driving.

arson: 9 vehicles burned 
At least nine vehicles were torched, including a construction company’s bulldozer and two military-style trucks still smoldering next to the bridge, the sheriff’s department said.
Aaron Johnson, who lives in nearby Cannon Ball and is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, prayed near the burned trucks Friday.  “I was praying for the destruction to stop,” Johnson said, adding a few young people who are not Standing Rock Sioux members instigated the aggressive acts.

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/live-updates-from-the-dakota-access-pipeline-protests-oct-27/protesters set fires to numerous vehicles, three pieces of Dakota Access Pipeline equipment and a bridge. The extent of total damage was unknown. Protesters also reportedly threw rocks, bottles, logs and homemade firebombs at officers. They also locked themselves to items.

Some people were arrested on suspicion of reckless endangerment, the department said. Others were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to endanger by fire or explosion, engaging in 

Earlier, protesters started two fires on a bridge and threw Molotov cocktails at authorities, according to the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services.

A woman allegedly fired three shots at law enforcement officers during their operation to force protesters off private land, according to the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services.

Cecily Fong, a spokeswoman for the department, said the woman was being placed under arrest when she pulled out a .38-caliber pistol and fired, narrowly missing a sheriff’s deputy. Officers did not return fire, 

main camp of the protesters is on land owned by the Army Corps of Engineers. That agency has taken no steps to evict protesters from that camp, citing free speech reasons.


250 demonstrators are still at the north camp and about 80 more, with a dozen horses, are at county road 134.

On that road, protesters have set an area on fire near a bridge, according to the Morton County Sheriff’s Office. They also have burned tires on Highway 1806, the office said.

Oil pipeline protesters burn vehicles, set roadblock | Fox News
www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/.../oil-pipeline-protesters-burn-vehicles-set-roadblock.ht...Oct 28, 2016 - The burned hulks of National Guard heavy dump trucks sit on Highway 1806 near Cannon Ball, ... was made up of two burned heavy dump trucks on a bridge over a small creek. .One roadblock on state Highway 1806 was comprised of a burned SUV and sheets of plywood, and another was made up of two burned heavy trucks on a bridge over a small creek. Numerous military vehicles and work trucks were parked in the area early Friday, and officers in riot gear were present.  Authorities did not immediately have details on damage to the bridge, or on plans to remove the roadblocks, and it wasn't immediately clear whose vehicles were burned.

Human rights group sends observers to protest | News | 740 The Fan
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Oct 28, 2016 - National Guard dump trucks destroyed by fire (Morton County Sheriff's ... of law enforcement to protests over the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Highway shut down by protests to see traffic | News | KFGO-790
The stretch of state Highway 1806 was shut down in late October after a bridge was damaged by fires during protests.
Part of state Highway 1806 was shut down in late October after a bridge was damaged by fires during protests.