October 2, 2017

Makes You Appreciate Kneelers

In a Headline of the Day-worthy column: "Paying for Standing Rock:"

The Standing Rock protests ended seven months ago, but the saga is far from over. On Monday North Dakota’s Department of Emergency Services announced that taxpayers will have to pay about $43 million in expenses accrued as the state struggled to respond to protesters.

Between 8,000 and 10,000 people camped out to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline, many from outside the state. Locals frequently reported protesters who had trespassed on their land or stolen property. At state offices the phones rang off the hook; throughout the 233-day protests almost 90,000 people called to discuss the pipeline. A large portion of these calls were hostile or abusive, and state employees had to listen, screening for threats.

Oil and Energy Posted by John Kranz at October 2, 2017 10:25 AM
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