DAPL SITREP 162 February 21, 2017 John Porter Chief Security Officer INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT IS PROPRIETARY AND SENSITIVE. DO NOT RELEASE OUTSIDE OF AUTHORIZED AND APPROVED RECIPIENTS.
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT IS PROPRIETARY AND SENSITIVE DO NOT RELEASE OUTSIDE OF AUTHORIZED AND APPROVED RECIPIENTS The Highlights While the camper’s half-earnest broadcasts through social media dictate a last stand or “today is the day” mentality, (which most of have heard for the last 6 months) the ones left in the camp will capitulate rather quickly when the camp is cleared. Their only tactic left is to delay everyone through painfully long circular discussions amounting to nothing. The ability to understand a “finality” conclusion in this chapter of their lives has escaped them. . The Details 1. NORTH DAKOTA FUSION CENTER ii. iii. iv. Intel Update a. The anticipated eviction of residents in Camp 2 is drawing increased attention amongst sympathizers, specifically on social media. Social media chatter indicates some protesters view the pending eviction of Camp 2 as a ‘last stand’, which may result in an escalation between protesters and law enforcement. b. Reporting supports the assessment of planned resistance by protesters remaining in Camp 2, with the remaining people being either elders or individuals who are planning to resist. Additionally, individuals are creating makeshift riot gear, including home-made body armor, shields, gas masks, and some sort of devices made with chicken wire, tar, and duct tape. Some groups in Camp 2 are planning on setting up buckets of salt water to dump tear gas canisters, used by law enforcement, in attempts to neutralize the effects. Past 24 Hours a. Approx. 15+ protesters held ‘pray circles’ on State Highway 1806, holding up heavy equipment and dump trucks sent by the State of ND to clean-up Camp 2. b. Increased rhetoric on social media to ‘stand against’ the anticipated eviction of residents in Camp 2, including additional reporting suggesting to ‘destroy’ the pipeline Next 24 Hours a. Approx. 15+ protesters held ‘pray circles’ on State Highway 1806, holding up heavy equipment and dump trucks sent by the State of ND to clean-up Camp 2. b. Increased rhetoric on social media to ‘stand against’ the anticipated eviction of residents in Camp 2, including additional reporting suggesting to ‘destroy’ the pipeline 2. IOWA SECURITY ADVISORY ii. TigerSwan Intel Update Prepared for Energy Transfer Partners 1
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT IS PROPRIETARY AND SENSITIVE DO NOT RELEASE OUTSIDE OF AUTHORIZED AND APPROVED RECIPIENTS a. Bold Iowa Protesters have a statewide direct action planned for 22 February, 2017. b. A fire at the Wells Fargo building in West Des Moines, Iowa early in this morning of 21 Feb 17 is being investigated. Intel is tracking and trending any possible connections to previous fires in the Iowa AO. 1. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/picturegallery/news/2017/02/21/photos-fire-on-wells-fargos-west-des-moinescampus/98188456/ c. The fire raises suspicious as to potential direct correlation with the 21 Feb 17 Day of Divest Rally for the Wells Fargo in Iowa City. 1. https://www.facebook.com/events/1308987882493705/ iii. iv. Past 24 Hours a. Continued analysis of personalities associated with the Earth Mother Community Education Camp in vicinity of Williamsburg, IA Next 24 Hours a. Assess the Cambridge Pump Station and valve sites as needed. b. Continue planning security operations for the 22 Feb Iowa Bold Day of Action 3. ILLINOIS FUSION CENTER ii. TigerSwan Intel Update a. Not my President’s day demonstration took place Monday 20 February 2017 in Chicago. Anti-Pipeline activists did not cosponsor the event, though there were a FE supporters. The event had anticipated up to 4,000 participants but did not come near to that level of participation. 1. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ctpresidents-day-protest-us-20170220-story.html b. Anti-Pipeline activists and publications are now attempting to link DAPL and Keystone Pipeline projects to Russia and Putin. In an attempt to bolster media attempts to connect the POTUS as a puppet to Russian business ventures, this narrative is a weak attempt to interconnect the pipelines to the existing antitrump storyline. 1. https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/02/19/dakota-access-pipeline-steelevraz-russia-putin a. Much of the DAPL conversation has dissipated over the course of the last week with Illinois activists. Recently, Illinois activists have begun to shift their focus in earnest from anti-DAPL to anti=pipeline. They have started sharing information on multiple pipeline projects across the country. There has not yet been any mention of Mariner East or Rover, but there is an active effort to continue their momentum in fighting pipeline construction and operation. 1. http://seekingalpha.com/news/3244085-mplx-files-expand-newlyacquired-ozark-oil-pipeline Prepared for Energy Transfer Partners 2
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT IS PROPRIETARY AND SENSITIVE DO NOT RELEASE OUTSIDE OF AUTHORIZED AND APPROVED RECIPIENTS iii. iv. TigerSwan 2. https://thinkprogress.org/keystone-xl-developer-files-pipelineapplication-in-nebraska-d6e70295576b#.163lszkcz 3. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article133343969.html a. While the ANSWER – Chicago obtained the level of participation that had been anticipated, the Not My President’s Day protest reached nowhere close to the anticipated numbers. The general atmosphere between the two events was equally different. The 20 February protest was much more hostile with anarchist overtones while the 19 February protest was much more peaceful and focused on specific agenda items. While anti-pipeline protestors were present at both events, the 19 February had a much larger presence Past 24 Hours a. Conducted open source intelligence collection for Chicago protest c. Conducted intelligence collection on Not My President’s Day - Chicago protest Next 24 Hours a. Compile information and analysis of the weekend protests in Chicago. b. Collaborate intelligence. Prepared for Energy Transfer Partners 3