Since last May, I’ve contributed to a series for The Intercept utilizing leaked documents and public records to reveal a troubling fusion of private security, public law enforcement, and corporate money in the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline and other pipelines across the United States.  Intercept readers voted the first story in the series, “Leaked Documents Reveal Counter-Terrorism Tactics Used at Standing Rock to Defeat Pipeline Insurgencies,” as the publication’s Most Essential Story of 2017. Check out the series timeline here.

You can also access the entire series here, or by clicking on the links below.

Part 1Leaked Documents Reveal Counterterrorism Tactics Used at Standing Rock to “Defeat Pipeline Insurgencies”, May 27, 2017
Part 2: Standing Rock Documents Expose Inner Workings of “Surveillance-Industrial Complex”, June 2, 2017
Part 3: As Standing Rock Camps Cleared Out, TigerSwan Expanded Surveillance to Array of Progressive Causes, June 21, 2017
Part 4: Dakota Access-Style Policing Moves to Pennsylvania’s Mariner East 2 Pipeline, June 21, 2017
Part 5: TigerSwan Faces Lawsuit Over Unlicensed Security Operations in North Dakota, June 28, 2017
Part 6: TigerSwan Responded to Pipeline Vandalism by Launching Multistate Dragnet, August 26, 2017
Part 7: Police Used Private Security Aircraft for Surveillance in Standing Rock No-Fly Zone, Sept. 29, 2017
Part 8: The Battle of Treaty Camp: Law Enforcement Descended on Standing Rock a Year Ago and Changed the NoDAPL Fight Forever, Oct. 27, 2017
Part 9: Dakota Access Pipeline Company Paid Mercenaries to Build Conspiracy Lawsuit Against Environmentalists, Nov. 15, 2017
Part 10: An Activist Stands Accused of Firing a Gun at Standing Rock. It Belonged to Her Lover — an FBI Informant., Dec. 11, 2017
Part 11: A Native American Activist Followed Her Mother’s Footsteps to Standing Rock. Now She Faces Years in Prison., Jan. 30, 2018

Oil and Water — an 11-Part Series