Governor: State Will Investigate Protester’s GoFundMe Accounts

Speaking on a local radio station this morning, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said he foresees investigations and potential lawsuits concerning the millions of dollars anti-pipeline protesters have raised through online crowdfunding websites.

Asked by Scott Hennen if authorities plan to look into the questionable online funding, Burgum said, “I think there should be and I think there will be.”

Burgum expressed concern that radical groups like Earthjustice or Honor the Earth were using crowdfunding websites to funnel money into the unlawful movement.…

Casino Revenue Plummets Following Anti-Pipeline Protests

With the infamous anti-pipeline protest camps now reduced to a muddy pile of garbage, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is coming to grips with some of the harsh realities of their month’s long crusade against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

According to the Teton Times, the closure of Highway 1806 and local boycotts of the casino has resulted in a near 50 percent decline in revenue since the start of the anti-pipeline protests last fall.…

Sally Jewell Grasps At Straws, Clings To Former Power

In a statement released on Twitter, former Secretary of the Interior for the Obama Administration Sally Jewell voiced her opinion on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decision to grant the final easement necessary to construct the Dakota Access Pipeline.

To the masses of protesters that comprise the remnants of the Obama Administration echo chamber her statement was welcome – but for the rest of America, including those that voted for a change in our leadership and remain committed to the future of infrastructure, the economy, and the laws, it is just another attempt by an Obama political appointee to unduly influence the lawful regulatory process outside the purview of her responsibilities.…

Anti-Pipeline Protesters Literally Trash the Environment

Officials in North Dakota are racing to prevent an “environmental tragedy” created by the massive amounts of garbage left behind by anti-pipeline protesters at camp near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation.

It’s been over a week since state and tribal sanitation crews began removing mountains of waste and debris left over from the month’s long protest over the Dakota Access Pipeline.…

Police Pepper Sprayed By Anti-Pipeline Rioters

More troubling news from Standing Rock over the weekend with reports that anti-pipeline protesters pepper sprayed law enforcement officers responding to a compliant from a tribal citizen. In a statement, the tribal officials said police were called after protesters began blocking access to an individual’s home:

“From information provided thus far, we understand that a tribal citizen of the Cannonball community called the police due to individuals blocking road access to the caller’s home.…

Protesters Falsely Accuse Police of Burning Camp with Photos from HBO Movie

A photograph taken of a scene from the HBO film Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. | Photo: HBO

A fake news article that began circulating on Facebook Thursday morning falsely accused law enforcement personnel of setting fire to tents at one of the anti-pipeline protest camps in North Dakota.

The story, which led with the headline,”Police Raid Standing Rock Camp, Dismantle Tipis and Are Burning What Remains,” cited a screenshot from the HBO film Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (a historical drama about Native Americans) as evidence.…

Standing Rock Protesters Have Lengthy Criminal Records

A new analysis by the National Sheriff’s Association shows that many of the professional protesters arrested in connection with anti-pipeline riots in North Dakota have had prior run ins with the law.

Those arrested have criminal records that include domestic violence, theft, driving while under the influence, and drug possession. The national law enforcement group further found that only 6 percent of the protesters that have been arrested are actually from North Dakota.…

Senator Calls For Federal Support As Protesters Threaten Violence

North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced Thursday that she has asked the Trump administration to provide necessary federal funds and resources to support local law enforcement dealing with ongoing protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

In a Jan. 25 letter, Heitkamp held the federal government for the continued chaos and noted the enormous burden that that has been placed on law enforcement to ensure the safety of local communities.…

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