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This Natural Disaster Assistance Law Is Why Other States Are Policing Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

This article explains the Emergency Management Assistance Compact and how it is being leveraged by North Dakota to reinforce police presence at sites of demonstration against the Dakota Access Pipeline and institute a no-fly zone over the Standing Rock Camp. 

From Desmog Blog:

Almost exactly 20 years ago, President Bill Clinton signed into law a bill creating an interstate agreement for emergency management. That inconspicuous law has opened the door for the current flood of out-of-state law enforcement agents present at the continuing protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in North Dakota.

Read the full article here.