You could face a $1,000 fine for sending supplies to DAPL protest camp

Published: Nov. 29, 2016 at 3:07 PM CST
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Governor Jack Dalrymple's Executive Order explains that if you are seen sending supplies to the Dakota Access Pipeline protest site, you could be fined up to $1,000.

Maxine Herr, the Public Information Officer for the Morton County Sheriff’s Department goes into further detail about Dalrymple's Executive Order.

"The executive order is a public safety message to ensure that no lives are endangered by the harsh conditions of winter weather. There will be no road block to stop vehicle traffic and enforcement is passive in nature," Herr says.

In a statement from Herr, she says, "According to North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple’s Executive Order, any person who chooses to enter, reenter, or stay in the evacuation area does so at their own risk, and assumes any or all corresponding liabilities for their unlawful presence and occupation of the evacuation area."

The statement from Herr goes on to say, "Any action or inaction by any party which encourages persons to enter, reenter, or remain in the evacuation area will be subject to penalties as defined in law."

Herr explains the consequences for sending supplies to the DAPL protest camp site.

"For example, if delivery trucks are observed going into the evacuation area they will be notified that they are guilty of the infraction and could receive up to a $1000 fine if they continue," Herr says.

Herr also wants to remind the public that, "The executive order also states that the evacuated area is notified that emergency services such as ambulances and fire trucks will not be available under current winter conditions."

Stick with Valley News Live on this and all other stories regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline.