Norwegian Bank May Weigh Pullout From Dakota Pipeline

Law360, New York (November 7, 2016, 10:02 PM EST) — Norway’s DNB Bank ASA may reconsider its financial backing for Energy Transfer Partners’ $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline in response to Native Americans’ concerns about the project’s impact in North Dakota, the bank said Sunday.

Clashes between police and pipeline protesters at a site near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota have grown increasingly volatile. More than 400 people have been arrested since the protests started, including over 140 after an Oct. 27 confrontation that saw police use armored vehicles, dogs, rubber bullets and…

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