President Trump visits North Dakota after approving controversial Dakota Access Pipeline
September 7, 2017
North Dakota is in the spotlight as President Donald Trump makes his first visit there, just seven months after his administration approved the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.
Law enforcement is preparing for potential protests in Mandan, where Trump is speaking on Wednesday afternoon, WDAZ-TV reported. The city is about 40 miles north of the final portion of the pipeline, where tens of thousands of people gathered at the #NoDAPL encampment last year to oppose construction.