No Plans To Enforce Evacuation Order Against North Dakota Pipeline Protesters

Authorities say no action will be taken to enforce the North Dakota governor’s emergency evacuation order for protesters of the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline.

The governor signed the order Monday for protesters who are camping on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land.

But an emergency services spokesperson says authorities will not be using law enforcement or the National Guard to enforce the evacuation order.

Hundreds of people have been gathered in the area for months protesting the $3.8 billion pipeline.

They say it could affect drinking water and damage cultural sites.