Linton courthouse fills up for DAPL public meeting

The Linton courthouse is filling up with people for and against the Dakota Access Pipeline expansion.

The proposed project would send 500,000 more barrels of oil through the pipeline every day.

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The Dakota Access Pipeline's parent company is trying to increase the line's capacity by 500,000 barrels per day, effectively doubling it, using pumping stations.

Wednesday, the Public Service Commission is hosting a public meeting in Linton to help decide if one of those stations should be placed near the town.

The meeting will be held at 8 a.m. at the Emmons County Courthouse Auditorium.

Anyone attending may not bring in weapons, noisemakers, posters, or face masks.