Mar 12, 2019 - Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Opposes Anti-Protest Legislation
March 11, 2019
The South Dakota legislature is set to approve legislation aimed at potential Keystone XL pipeline protestors.
Senate Bill 189 would, “allow the state, and potentially a third party in partnership with the state, to sue protesters or “riot boosters“ for up to three times the damage estimate to cover extraordinary law enforcement costs related to a pipeline’s construction.”
Senate Bill 190 would, “create the Pipeline Engagement Activity Coordination Expenses, or PEACE fund, to pay for those extraordinary costs.”
The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate resonds
PDF of SWO Chairwoman’s statement SWO Anti-Protest Bill Statement