Woman Who Sabotaged Dakota Access Pipeline Gets 6 Years In Prison, $3M Fine

Posted on AllSides September 23rd, 2022
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An Arizona woman who sabotaged the Dakota Access pipeline and set fire to equipment to protest the controversial project was sentenced by a federal judge Thursday to six years in prison.

Ruby Katherine Montoya, 32, who used a cutting torch to damage the oil pipeline in Iowa in 2016 and destroyed equipment over the next year, was also ordered to pay $3.2 million in restitution, The Associated Press reported.

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