ND Emergency Commission approves $7 million in additional funding for law enforcement related to DAPL protest

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR TV) North Dakota law makers have approved more emergency funding to cover the cost of law enforcement related to the ongoing protest of the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline.

The North Dakota Emergency Commission voted Wednesday to borrow $7 million in funds from the state-owned Bank of North Dakota.

The group earlier approved $10 million in emergency spending.

Officials say the new loan should cover the state's cost of policing protests over the $3.8 billion pipeline through December.

North Dakota and local governments have shouldered most of the expenses. North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple says requests for reimbursement from the federal government have been unsuccessful so far.