Dakota Access pipeline protesters told to leave by Dec. 5


Dakota Access pipeline protesters told to leave by Dec. 5

With much of western and central North Dakota are under a winter storm warning on Monday night, Dalrymple stressed that the conditions in the the camps are "not zoned for dwellings suitable for living in winter conditions".

The tribe has said that they "expect a win". The Corps says anyone on the property north of the Cannonball River after that date will be trespassing and subject to prosecution.

Opponents say the project threatens the Standing Rock Sioux's water supply and sites that they find sacred. However, other protesters such as Whites, who have been treating the protest like a "Burning Man festival" are more likely to flee the ground.

This afternoon, the spokesman said the governor has "no" intention of blocking supplies.

The Corps notified tribal leaders Friday that all federal lands north of the Cannonball River will be closed to public access December 5 for "safety concerns".

The companies say the pipeline would carry Bakken shale oil more cheaply and safely from North Dakota to IL en route to Gulf Coast refineries.

The final blow to the right to protest was dealt when the US Army ordered the eviction of the protector camps along the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Thousands of people protesting an oil pipeline in North Dakota said they will defy a mandatory evacuation order.

"I do not take this action lightly, but have decided that it is required due to the concern for public safety".

"There are a lot of constitutional concerns", Cook said. The governor says the availability of emergency services can not be guaranteed in the affected area.

A North Dakota sheriff on Monday dismissed a deadline from the Army Corps of Engineers as a meaningless move aimed only at reducing the government's legal responsibility for hundreds of demonstrators. Periodic plane flights keep campers under surveillance and, they say, block cellphone transmissions.

North Dakota leaders will borrow an additional $7 million to cover the cost of law enforcement related to the ongoing protest of the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline. That number is expected to increase significantly in the coming days, and Maj.

"There has been an escalation of violence among some of the protestors that puts their lives, as well as the lives of law enforcement, residents and landowners in jeopardy", she said in her statement.

It wasn't immediately known how many more Guard members will join the support effort.

In his statement late Monday, Archambault called on the Corps to affirm their previous statement regarding not forcibly removing people from the camp.

The governor did not specify how he meant to enforce his order other than by directing state and local agencies to refuse emergency assistance and other services to anyone who remained at the site.

The department is plowing Highway 1806, but is working with the Bureau of Indian Affairs as an escort to plow the highway north of the Cannonball intersection near the protest camp, she said.

The Morton County Sheriff's Department could not be reached for comment. Our concerns were clearly articulated directly to them in a tribal council meeting held on September 30, 2014, where DAPL and the ND Public Service Commission came to us with this route.

"Our homelands have always been here, we have always been here, we know how to live in winter", Allard said. "We thank you for worrying about us, but we have been here always and you haven't anxious about us last year and the year before".

With no essential services, the protesters will be forced to fend for themselves in the region, which could lead to them to evacuating the area on their own free will or braving the winters, risking their health.



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