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CLAIM: The ACLU of South Dakota claims that a new state law designed to reduce the risks associated with pipeline construction and protect workers “(chills) protected speech and (fails) to adequately describe what speech or conduct could subject protesters and organizations to criminal and civil penalties.”
As previously noted, the new law does not threaten free speech. Additionally, the language in Senate Bill 189 is clear on the violent behavior the law seeks to address:
In addition to any other liability or criminal penalty under law, a person is liable for riot boosting, jointly …
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CLAIM: Earthjustice attorney Jan Hasselman claimed in a tweet that the permits for the Bayou Bridge Pipeline were issued illegally. “Oil will start flowing through the Bayou Bridge pipeline starting April 1. But the permits were issued illegally and we have a pending motion in federal court to shut it back down. This isn’t over,” Hasselman said.
A federal appeals court ruled last summer that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers complied with all applicable laws and regulations when it authorized permits for the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. In a 19-page order, the U.S. Fifth Circuit …