Oceti Sakowin Clean Up (ND Governor's Office)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Office of the Governor - North Dakota of North Dakota.


From: Curtis Waltman

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 reports on the cleaning up of the Standing Rock NoDAPL protester camp, which came to be known as Oceti Sakowin. These would be reports dealing with environmental concerns, methods of cleaning or dismantling the camp, the cost of the operation, and what agencies would be needed in conducting it. The clean up happened on February 22nd, February 23rd, and February 24th 2017. I would also like any memoranda or communications from the Governor's office to other agencies, state, federal or in an other state, regarding the cleaning up of the camp.

As a member of the news media working for MuckRock News I request that a fee waiver for my request be granted. My work has also been published by national outlets. My work for Motherboard can be viewed at the following link: http://motherboard.vice.com/author/cwaltman

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.


Curtis Waltman

From: Nisbet, Jason

Hello Curtis,

We are still working on your record request, due to our Legislature being in session and our employees being busy with that our response has been delayed. We will have a response to you by the end of the week.

Jason Nisbet
Office of the Governor, State of North Dakota

From: Nisbet, Jason


This email is in response to the fax you sent to the North Dakota Governor's Office on February 24, 2017, requesting a variety of materials related to cleanup at the DAPL protest camp. After reviewing our files and records pursuant to the parameters of your request, attached above are the results of your request.

Jason Nisbet
Office of the Governor, State of North Dakota

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