ND files for $38 million reimbursement for costs during DAPL protests

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MORTON COUNTY, N.D. - Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says a claim has been made to the federal government to see $38 million in reimbursements for costs related to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.

The claim says law enforcement and other costs were incurred as a result of the U.S. Army Corps’ failure to enforce the law, including its own regulations, and maintain public order during protests over the completion of the pipeline.

North Dakota’s claim was filed under the Federal Tort Claims Act, which makes the federal government liable for negligent and other wrongful conduct to the same extent a private person would be liable under state law.