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The Cost of Pipeline Protests: North Dakota Sues Federal Government

North Dakota filed a $38 million federal lawsuit to recover costs of providing security and cleaning up after environmental extremists protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Associated Press reports. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem filed the suit after an administrative order from last month went ignored:

“When the protesters finally left, they left behind a spoiled environment and a vast quantity of dangerous waste, garbage and debris that had to be cleaned up by the state at considerable cost,” Stenehjem told reporters.

As we have noted previously, protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline caused significant damage. There is a clear …

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Former Obama Official: Keep it in the Ground Approach “Not a Good Way to Go”

David Hayes, the former No. 2 Interior Department official under President Obama told members of Congress last week that ‘Keep it in the Ground’ policies that seek an immediate end to oil and gas development are “not a good way to go.”

Mr. Hayes, in response to a question from House Natural Resources Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Chairman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) on the feasibility of the ‘Keep it in the Ground’ approach, said:

“I believe that’s not a good way to go. The reality is that we have a lot of infrastructure on our public lands to produce

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