What you should know about Dakota Access Pipeline protest in North Dakota article What is the Dakota pipeline?
It’s a 1,172-mile (2,062-km) pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois.
The protest has been in the news for months, with more than a dozen arrests and multiple deaths.
Protests against the Dakota and Keystone XL oil pipelines have continued in North America for years, with protests in cities like Seattle and Portland, Oregon, drawing millions of people into the streets.
Activists have taken to the streets of major cities in the US, often carrying banners, shouting and chanting.
“There’s been a lot of protest here in North Carolina, but it’s never had the same intensity,” said Rachel Wurfel, an organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN).
“This is the first time we’ve had a massive and sustained climate justice movement on a massive scale, where we have hundreds of thousands of people involved.”
Dakota Access Pipeline protests in North Dakotas Dakota A protest against the pipeline on June 1 in the North Dakota town of Cannon Ball, North Dakota.
Photo: Scott Olson/Getty ImagesThe protesters say they want the pipeline to be built in a more environmentally friendly way.
They also want to see the pipeline go through Native American communities.
The IEN is part of a coalition of environmental groups that have been involved in protests around the US in recent years.
They have been using similar tactics in a bid to protect the Dakota Oil Fields from oil exploration.
A pipeline on the ground in Cannon Ball North Dakota, in which a protester was arrested for trespassing on June 3, 2017.
Photo by Scott Olson / Getty ImagesBut the pipeline protests are also being joined by other environmental groups, including the League of Conservation Voters, who have been protesting the pipeline since at least 2014.
The group is planning to protest next week, and is calling on the US government to take action to stop it.
‘It’s about a pipeline’The pipeline was originally proposed by Energy Transfer Partners, which was bought out by Energy Future Holdings in 2014.
But it was not completed until 2017, and it has been blocked by the Obama administration, the Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies.
In a statement, Energy Future said the company has always supported pipeline safety and will continue to do so.
But the company is not the only one in the pipeline debate.
A coalition of Native American tribes in Texas, led by the Cheyenne River Sioux, has also been working for decades to stop the Dakota oil.
In 2016, the tribe filed a lawsuit challenging the construction of the pipeline.
The pipeline will carry oil from the Bakken shale formation to refineries along the Gulf Coast.
The tribes argue the pipeline will lead to the development of oil in the area, and the oil could be used to fund their communities and to fund a pipeline.
Opponents say the pipeline would contaminate drinking water and threaten the environment, as well as threaten the health of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
The tribe is also protesting the planned pipeline route in North and South Dakota.
DAPL protests in Iowa Protectionists protest on June 2, 2017 in Iowa, the state where the Dakota Pipeline protests began.
Photo courtesy of The Cheyenecore Tribe of Iowa.
IEN’s Wurflel said she hopes the Dakota protests will be an opportunity for the US to take steps to prevent future oil spills.
“It’s not just about stopping this pipeline, it’s about stopping a pipeline in the future, because this pipeline will be the fuel for a whole bunch of future pipelines,” she said.
Watch: Protesters in Iowa protest against Dakota pipeline.