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North Dakota Pushes Bill to Protect Drivers Who Accidentally Hit Water Protectors

HeadlineJan 18, 2017

In North Dakota, Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill that would shield drivers from liability if they unintentionally injure or kill a pedestrian obstructing traffic. It’s one of several bills aimed at cracking down on the resistance against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, which has seen Native American water protectors at times marching on public roads and highways.

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