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Target Logistics, Williston Lodge North, North Dakota. (Image courtesy of Target Logistics)

Target Logistics files suit opposing Williston crew camp ban

Target Logistics has filed suit in state and federal court to address recent unjust actions by the City of Williston, North Dakota, to ban workforce housing.

Our court papers point out that the recent ordinance passed by the City Commission seeking to impose this citywide ban must be struck down for multiple reasons. First, it is a flagrant government intrusion on property rights that violates the United States Constitution.

Additionally, the ordinance was not lawfully enacted under the city’s own procedures, nor can it be legally applied to Target Logistics’ property as a basic matter of zoning law.

“Target Logistics has always embraced a keen sense of corporate citizenship toward the communities and environments in which it operates,” says Target Logistics Regional Vice President of Operations Travis Kelley.

“Along with other industry leaders, we worked several months with city officials on a solution and compromise to avoid any legal action. We remain unwavering in our commitment to optimize our customers’ workforces and to North Dakota’s oil industry.”

In related news, Decision to end Williston crew camps might prompt lawsuit.

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