Sounds like the state of North Dakota may have a crisis on its hands, and it’s not really their fault:
North Dakota leaders will borrow an additional $7 million to cover the cost of law enforcement related to the ongoing protest of the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline.
The state’s Emergency Commission voted Wednesday to borrow the funds from the state-owned Bank of North Dakota. The commission is headed by Gov. Jack Dalrymple.
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.