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North Dakota offers to settle with Dakota Access developer

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators offered Monday to settle state allegations that the Texas-based developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline improperly reported the discovery of American Indian artifacts during construction. The state Public Service Commission last November proposed a fine of at least $15,000 against ETP, though the commission has the authority under state law to levy fines of up to $200,000. The three-member commission unanimously agreed to offer a settlement under which ETP would make a $15,000 “contribution” to the State … Read the referenced┬ástory here:…

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