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With High Waters Looming, North Dakota Governor Orders Pipeline Protesters Out Of Camp07:18

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Trash is seen piled in a dumpster at an encampment set up near Cannon Ball, N.D., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, for opponents against the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. (James MacPherson/AP)closemore
Trash is seen piled in a dumpster at an encampment set up near Cannon Ball, N.D., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, for opponents against the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. (James MacPherson/AP)

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (@DougBurgum), a Republican, has ordered people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline to leave the camp where they've been living for months.

The governor says the camp presents an environmental risk and is in danger because of warming temperatures and the threat of spring flooding. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with the governor.

Clarification: After this story aired Gov. Burgum's office told Here & Now the governor misspoke when describing the amount of land under water. Gov. Burgum originally said 30 percent of the camp was under four inches of water. A spokesman said it's about 30 percent of the roads in camp that are under water.

This story aired on February 17, 2017.

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