Spring Flooding Predicted To Be Greater Than Normal In North Dakota

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, North Dakota faces a risk of major flooding this spring as warmer than average temperatures are forecasted for the Northern Plains.

Tom Graziano, Ph.D., director of NOAA’s Office of Water Prediction said, “snowpack is heavy in the West and northern plains, and if our long term warm-up coincides with spring rains, already saturated soils will not be able to absorb the increased water, which would lead to increased runoff and potential flooding.”

This comes on the heels of local predictions of earlier than average spring floods on the Missouri River where protest camps were recently evacuated and cleaned up – 835 dumpsters were removed at a cost of $1.1 million to taxpayers.…

More Than 800 Dumpsters Of Garbage Hauled Away At Dakota Campsites

Chris White | Daily Caller

Federal officials carted away nearly 1,000 dumpsters of garbage from the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protest campsites on government land in North Dakota.

The Army Corps of Engineers completed its $1.1 million cleanup at the Sacred Stone campsite last week. Sanitation crews hauled away 845 dumpsters of trash remaining at four sites devoted to housing opponents of the multi-billion oil project.…

Anti-Dakota Access Ad Overlooks Key Facts

A new television ad produced by the Lakota People’s Law Project staring anti-pipeline agitator Chase Iron Eyes attempts to sideline basic facts about the nearly complete Dakota Access Pipeline.

CLAIM: The Dakota Access Pipeline was supposed to run 10 miles north of Bismarck, North Dakota, but was rerouted away from the city But when regulators saw it posed a threat to Bismarck’s water supply they

WHAT’S FALSE:  The pipeline’s current route, which crosses Lake Oahe north of the Standing Rock Reservation, was always the intended and preferred route.…

Iowa Governor Denounces Pipeline Protestors

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad seems to have little patience left for the anti-pipeline protesters who have wreaked havoc in North Dakota for the past eight months.

Speaking with PJ Media while attending the National Governors Association winter meeting in Washington, DC last week, Branstad said he felt bad for the people who have suffered as a result of the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline.…

Lawsuit Reveals Harassment DAPL Protesters Sent Sheriff

Erin Mundahl | InsideSources

From the beginning, the activists protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline resisted police presence. For months they claimed–often very loudly–that they were a “peaceful and prayerful” movement being subjected to police brutality. They complained about crowd control tactics, the use of riot shields, and tear gas. Finally, in late November, a group of protesters filed a lawsuit against Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, alleging that the department used excessive force during a confrontation with protesters on Backwater Bridge.…

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Standing Rock Protesters Leave Behind Enough Trash To Fill 480 Dumpsters

Anti-pipeline protesters left behind enough trash and debris at the former Oceti Sakowin Camp to fill upwards of 480 dumpsters according to government officials working to clean up the sensitive floodplain before it is submerged by the river this spring.

Contractors hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have already removed an estimated 240 truckloads of trash from the former encampment and estimate that additional 240 loads will be needed to clean up the remaining garbage.…

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ND Ag Department Releases List of Protest-Related Damages

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture released a memo Monday quantifying some of the costs that the months long protest has had on area farmers and ranchers.

According to the release, local ranchers have incurred individual losses of $15,000 to $20,000 while the state Ag Department has spent 900 hours responding to protest-related activities, including pest-infested firewood.…

Dakota Access Protesters Set Camp On Fire Ahead of Eviction, Release Greenhouse Gases – Further Damage Environment

Ahead of mandatory evacuation orders from the Governor of North Dakota yesterday, anti-Dakota Access protesters attempted one final act of destruction ahead of eviction: burning their own camp to the ground.

Protesters set several temporary structures aflame ahead of a 4 PM evacuation order which was enforced by police. The camp has been a ticking environmental time bomb for months – human waste and garbage have piled up without access to state or municipal services as thousands of protesters illegally occupied and built structures on public lands.…