Bismarck Tribune, “PSC proposes $15,000 penalty to Dakota Access” by AMY DAIRYMPLE
Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak answers questions after fellow commissioners Brian Kroshus, left, and Randy Christmann joined her in proposing a $15,000 settlement offer to Dakota Access Pipeline during a special meeting at the state Capitol on Monday in Bismarck.
The North Dakota Public Service Commission is asking Dakota Access, LLC to pay $15,000 to resolve a dispute over whether the pipeline developer broke state law after discovering Native American artifacts during construction last year.
The three-member board voted unanimously Monday to extend a settlement offer to the developer of the $3.8 billion pipeline that would dismiss claims against Dakota Access related to failing to notify regulators about the cultural artifacts.
Commissioner Julie Fedorchak said the proposed agreement aims to resolve a matter that’s been pending since October, “We’re not interested in being hung up in procedural delays indefinitely,” Fedorchak said. – FULL ARTICLE
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