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Monday, November 28, 2016

North Dakota governor: The feds made the Dakota Access mess, they can clean it up

Gov. Jack Dalrymple had a message Saturday for the Obama administration: Don’t expect local and state law enforcement to do your dirty work by evicting the Dakota Access pipeline protesters.

The North Dakota Republican said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would need to take the lead after setting a Dec. 5 deadline to vacate protest camps located on federal property north of the Cannonball River, where hundreds if not thousands have been illegally camped for months.

“Our state and local law enforcement agencies continue to do all they can to keep private property and public infrastructure free from unpermitted protest activities, and it’s past time that the federal government provides the law enforcement resources needed to support public safety and to enforce their own order to vacate,” Mr. Dalrymple said in a statement.

He said he supports the decision to close the camp, but the state has already spent more than $10 million on additional law-enforcement costs while his pleas for federal assistance have gone largely unheeded.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unless there is a massive outpouring of support for these protesters like there was for Cliven Bundy the results will be bloody.

Anonymous said...

Has Bernie showed up yet?

Anonymous said...

Give the federal lands over to those who have occupied it for generations. Our Native Americans are the poorest of all Americans, governed and regulated by our Federal Government for years. This is a perfect example of why we don't want government controlling our lives.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Unless there is a massive outpouring of support for these protesters like there was for Cliven Bundy the results will be bloody.

November 28, 2016 at 1:42 PM

The water protectors already have a "massive outpouring of support". And growing every day.