BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An American Indian activist and former U.S. congressional candidate in North Dakota accused of inciting a riot during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline says he'll seek to present a "necessity defense" — justifying a crime by arguing it prevented a greater harm.Chase Iron Eyes has pleaded not guilty to inciting a riot and criminal trespassing. He could face more than five years in prison if convicted at trial in February. The pipeline has since begun carrying oil from North Dakota through South Dakota and Iowa to Illinois.Pipeline protesters who try the necessity defense typically argue that the greater harm is climate change.
NYS Entity Status
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JULY 24, 2013
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DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
2013 - NORTH AMERICAN PIPELINE SERVICES, LLC
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By GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press - Tuesday Aug 8, 2017
(AP) — Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline questioned its proposed pathway through Nebraska on Tuesday in hopes that state regulators will reject or reroute it, a decision that would create more delays for the 9-year-old project.[...] pipeline builder TransCanada defended its proposal to the Nebraska Public Service Commission, arguing that the company's "preferred route" makes the most sense and causes the least amount of disruption.The 1,179-mile crude oil pipeline has faced relentless criticism from environmental groups, Native American tribes and a well-organized minority of Nebraska landowners who don't want the project cutting through their property.Rerouting the pipeline would add millions of dollars to the project's $8 billion price tag.Because it would travel along a nearly straight path, company officials said their preferred route would affect the least amount of land.