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County official: Feds need to enforce Corps plan

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Officials from Morton County are weighing in on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to close land to those protesting the Dakota Access pipeline.

County commission chairman Cody Schulz says he's thankful for the Corps' decision to close the land on Dec. 5, but says it means nothing unless the federal law officers enforce it.

Schulz says county and state leaders have been asking for federal resources for months to help deal with the ongoing protests.

Schulz also joined other officials in urging the Obama administration to make a decision on an easement that would allow the pipeline to complete boring under Lake Oahe.

He says the delay puts peoples' safety at risk.

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