ND Governor's office emails re: protests August 23- September 6 2016

Christopher Thomas filed this request with the Office of the Governor - North Dakota of North Dakota.
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From: Christopher Thomas

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to North Dakota Constitution, Article XI, Section 6, and the North Dakota Open Records Statute, N.D.C.C. ยง 44-04-18(1), I hereby request the following records:

Any email sent or received by any member of the Governor's office between the dates of August 23, 2016 and September 6, 2016 which contains the words "protest" "protests" "protester" or "protesters."

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Christopher Thomas
Investigative Journalist, Unicorn Riot - an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit
www.unicornriot.ninja

From: Nisbet, Jason

Mr. Thomas,
This email is in response to the record requests you sent to our office on September 5, 2016. We are currently in the process of having staff review materials in order to determine if we have responsive documents; due to a significant amount of additional pending record requests we will not be able to respond to your requests until early next week. Thank you for your patience.
Jason Nisbet
Office of the Governor, State of North Dakota

From: Nisbet, Jason

Mr. Thomas,
This email is in response to the record requests you sent to our office last week. We have looked through our records and located multiple items that meet the parameters of your request. I have attached these items to this email.
Jason Nisbet
Office of the Governor, State of North Dakota

From: Nisbet, Jason

Mr. Thomas,
This document was included in the email I sent to you on September 14, in that previous email I had included the documents from both your request for communications involving our office and the email account @energytransfer.com as well as the documents found within the search terms related to protesters. Attached is the only email correspondence between our office and Energy Transfer Partners during the time period within your request.
Jason Nisbet
Office of the Governor, State of North Dakota

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