PSC offers settlement to Energy Transfer Partners for DAPL construction violations

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BISMARCK, N.D. - State regulators have offered to settle legal proceedings against the builder of the Dakota Access Pipeline for not properly reporting the discovery of Native American artifacts during construction.

The Public Service Commission proposed fining Energy Transfer Partners $15,000, although it had the authority to charge up to $200,000.

The PSC has offered a settlement whereby Energy Transfer Partners would make a $15,000 contribution to the State Historic Preservation Office or some other agency, without admitting fault.

The company has 10 days to accept the offer.