ND Pipeline Costs
Doug Barrett | Sep 25, 2017 AT 12:45 pm
North Dakota's bill for policing protests of the Dakota Access pipeline continues to rise.
The North Dakota Emergency Commission is set to borrow an additional $5 million Monday to cover law enforcement costs. That will bring the total line of credit from the state-owned bank of North Dakota to $39 million.
State Emergency Services spokeswoman Cecily Fong says 11 states provided law enforcement help to North Dakota, and some bills are only now arriving.
The $3.8 billion pipeline built by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners began moving oil from North Dakota to a distribution point in Illinois in June, after months of protests.
The Emergency Commission also is set to approve a $10 million federal grant to help pay state law enforcement bills related to the protests.