North Dakota Taxpayers On The Hook For $40 Million Because Of Pipeline Protests

Chris White | Daily Caller

Protests at the Dakota Access Pipeline earlier this year cost North Dakota taxpayers nearly $40 million, and resulted in more than 700 arrests.

Taxpayers must pony up $38 million to repair damage anti-DAPL activists caused during nearly a year of protesting the multi-billion dollar oil project, according to reports conducted by state officials.…

Denver Police Search For Anti-Pipeline Vandals Who Attacked Local Bank Branch

Staff Reporter | Western Wire

Vandals who oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline smashed the windows of a local bank branch in a politically motivated attack that’s under investigation by Denver police.

The vandals targeted a Chase Bank branch at 1038 East 6th Avenue, throwing rocks at the windows and spray painting “No DAPL” on the front of the building, according to a police report obtained by Western Wire.…

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.…

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.…

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.…

ND Fears Water Contamination From Abandoned Cars

Erin Mundahl | InsideSources

For months, activists protested to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. United under the slogan “Water is Life,” they engaged in increasingly provocative acts of civil disobedience, hoping to force the Army Corps of Engineers not to grant an easement allowing the project to drill under the Missouri River.…

Letter: North Dakota Pipeline Protesters Are Disgraceful

Richard J. Palyo | Las Vegas Review-Journal

It is apparent to me that the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters are like every other group of protesters in this country: They are hypocrites.

Their cause was to stop the pipeline over fears of oil contamination of the Missouri River. I guess they were not so concerned about the 2,500 pickup trucks of trash — which includes human waste — left behind at their camp and its potential to contaminate the water (“At pipeline protest site, time to take out the garbage,” Thursday Review-Journal).…

Editorial: North Dakota Pipeline Protesters Leave Behind An Ecological Disaster

Editorial Board | Las Vegas Review-Journal

For the better part of last year, protesters poured into North Dakota to agitate against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Despite the fact that the company behind the project planned to use only private land and had secured all the necessary permits, the pipeline became a left-wing cause of the day — in part because members of the Standing Rock tribe argued the plan posed a threat to ancient burial grounds and the area’s water supply.…

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