Coverage has included more than 100 enterprise and spot news stories, hundreds of photos, and dozens of video pieces for online and broadcast. AP covered the story leading up to the pipeline’s approval by North Dakota regulators in January, and AP followed with reports on such breaking news as the Environmental Protection Agency’s call for further review of the government’s plans.
Tom Berman, AP’s editor for the Central region of the U.S., said: “This story has captured the attention and imagination of people from around the globe. And it has become extremely politicized. I’m proud of how our careful and unbiased coverage of the events on the ground have stood in contrast to some of the rumors and misinformation that has been circulating, helping our audience separate fact from fiction.”
In recent months, AP has reported on the Dakota Access pipeline nearly every day, from the protests in North Dakota and elsewhere, to state and government reaction to the demonstrations, to efforts by the state to pay for policing of the protest.
Here are AP highlights:
Sept. 16: Protest site a city unto itself
You can follow AP’s coverage of the Dakota Access pipeline here.
A selection of images is available here.