Dakota pipeline no longer needs private security

Bismarck, N.D. • The developer of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline said Wednesday that it no longer has private security personnel in North Dakota, including a firm that state regulators say operated illegally without a license. “We continue to have security measures in place in North Dakota, just no longer need boots on the ground,” Energy Transfer Partners spokeswoman Vicki Granado said in an email to The Associated Press. North Dakota’s Private Investigative and Security Board last wee...

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