Judge declares DAPL security contractor documents in public domain

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By Clark Mindock (Jan. 5, 2022, 5:50 p.m. EST) – The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline has lost its offer to keep thousands of documents related to the construction safety of the project secret, after a Dakota state judge du Nord has determined the documents are the subject of public archival requests.

Judge Cynthia Feland made the ruling late last month, granting The Intercept news agency a victory in its quest to receive security and construction documents from the Dakota Private Security and Inquiry Council from the North.

The PISB received the disputed documents during an investigation into whether contractor TigerSwan LLC provided unlicensed private investigation and security services in the state in …

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