North Dakota seeks federal aid for pipeline protest costs
April 30, 2017
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's governor is asking President Donald Trump for federal reimbursement of $38 million in state law enforcement costs related to months of protests over construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
Gov. Doug Burgum emailed Trump Saturday seeking a presidential disaster declaration to pave the way for federal aid. Burgum spokesman Mike Nowatzki confirmed the request to The Associated Press on Monday.
White House officials didn't immediately comment on the likelihood of Trump declaring a disaster. Trump has been a champion of the fossil fuel industry and...