Taxpayers Foot $1M Bill to Clean Up Dakota Pipeline Protest Area

The U.S. Army Corps will spend more than $1 million to clean up the mess left behind by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and others opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. The protesters — who succeeded in temporarily shutting down pipeline construction under orders from President Barack Obama — were evicted after President Donald Trump put the pipeline project back online.

In this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, photo, debris is piled on the ground awaiting pickup by cleanup crews at the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp in southern North Dakota near Cannon Ball. The camp is on federal land, and authorities have told occupants to leave by Wednesday, Feb. 22 …

Flashback 2016: Somali Refugee Attacked 9 in Minnesota, Another Attacked 11 in Ohio

Somali refugee Dahir Adan attacked nine Americans with a knife at a mall in St. Cloud, Minn. before an off duty police officer shot and killed him on Sept. 17, 2016. Two months later Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan attacked 11 Americans with a knife and then a car on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus before a campus police officer shot and killed him on Nov. 28, 2016.

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DOJ Rejects Crowd Control Assist Request for Pipeline Protest

ASSOCIATED PRESS — The federal government won’t send 100 federal officers to help police protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota as requested, drawing a sharp rebuke Wednesday by the county sheriff who wanted the help as well as the head of the National Sheriffs’ Association.

The Associated Press

Donald Trump Supports North Dakota Pipeline

U.S. Senator John Hoeven responded to Trump’s support in a statement. “The Obama administration should approve the easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline without delay, and also provide assistance to state and local law enforcement.”

A woman watches the sunset at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. Hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have …