Dakota Pipeline owners could face fines for not disclosing cultural site

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline could get hit with fines for waiting 10 days to disclose the discovery of American Indian artifacts on the property in North Dakota.

After an inspection, consultants for Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners decided to divert the construction of the pipeline by about 50 feet.

Protesters have been concerned about the damage pipeline construction could do to American Indian sites, and they clashed again Wednesday with police in riot gear.

 

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