Energy Transfer Partners spokesperson: “We continue to have security measures in place in North Dakota, just no longer need boots on the ground.”
The private security firm responsible for infiltrating and surveilling the Native-led movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline is no longer operating in North Dakota, reports The Associated Press.“We continue to have security measures in place in North Dakota, just no longer need boots on the ground,” pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) spokeswoman Vicki Granado said in an email to the AP. watch more on link below..
TigerSwan, the private company, told the AP that it stopped its North Dakota work with ETP near the end of June. Investigative news site The Intercept exposed in May the operations of TigerSwan in North Dakota, ground zero for the battle against the 1,172-mile long interstate pipeline. The site found that the security agency was using counterterrorism tactics to monitor the protestors who were camping near the pipeline’s route and that call themselves “water protectors.” TigerSwan, on the other hand, compared the protestors to jihadist fighters