#NoDAPL Day of Action Brings Worldwide Protests Against the Dakota Access Pipeline

  • Supporters protest across the nation against the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline
  • The 1172 mile pipeline is supposed to cut through the sacred burial ground of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North Dakota.
  • The Tribe is currently suing the Army Corps of Engineers to stop construction.

On September 13, the #NoDapl Day of Action drew international support and protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline whose construction is currently being contested in court by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

The protests and demonstrations of support stretched from North Dakota to Europe and all across the internet via the hashtag #NoDaPL.  

The Dakota Access Pipeline is a project by Dakota Access LLC to construct an oil transferring pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois. The pipeline could transfer 470,000 barrels of oil a day. Since the development of advanced fracking techniques, North Dakota has experienced a boom in oil production and has been the site of major oil-related projects.. But it is also home to many Native American tribal lands and reservations.

The pipeline is set to run just a half a mile north of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation through a possible ancestral burial ground. The Nartioniial Historic Preservation Act states that any construction that goes through reservations or historic territory must first be approved by a consultation with by the tribal leaders. The U.S. government however has a long history of neglecting this law at the expense of native homes and ancestral lands.

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