The Mississippi River is the lifeblood of the Dakotas economy.
The river’s power flows through three states: Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa.
It’s a major source of water for farming, and for some of the most productive farming communities on Earth.
But in a recent move, Dakota Access has begun pumping oil from the nearby Bakken field.
It threatens the lives of hundreds of thousands of people living downstream, and is expected to result in the deaths of hundreds more.
This week, the United States Army Corps of Engineers said it will not allow the pipeline to cross the river, which has an average flow of around 10,000 barrels a day.
What will happen to the pipeline?
If the pipeline is not allowed to cross, the impact could be devastating.
There are fears that a breach could be catastrophic, as well as the destruction of nearby homes and property.
According to the US Army Corps, the main threat to the life and property of people downstream would be a pipeline breach, and the main impact would be to flood the river.
The pipeline is being built by the North Dakota-based Energy Transfer Partners, a private company, and carries crude oil from an oilfield near Dickinson, North Dakota, to the Bakken in North Dakota.
It is the second largest pipeline in the US, and a key part of the Dakota Access pipeline project, which was signed in October.
The project has seen the approval of more than $1bn in environmental and safety regulations.
On the surface, the Dakota access pipeline is an oil pipeline.
But beneath the surface there is a much larger project, called the Keystone XL, which is also being built under the Missouri River.
The US government is the main supporter of the pipeline, and as such, the US is the world’s largest oil exporter.
What does the Keystone pipeline mean for the Dakots?
It’s already been estimated that the Keystone is going to kill at least 1,000 people downstream, according to a report by the World Bank.
It will create a major environmental disaster and, if it doesn’t stop, it will lead to massive environmental damage, and millions of dollars of damage to local communities.
The impact of the Keystone on the Dakotes will be profound.
The Dakotans live in one of the poorest parts of the country, with many of them living in extreme poverty.
This would be exacerbated by the loss of the waterway.
The state’s infrastructure and infrastructure like roads and utilities will be impacted, and that means the roads will be destroyed and the water system destroyed.
The only way to restore that water is to have the pipeline come down and pump it into the Mississippi.
This is an enormous blow to the Dakote people, and it’s going to have an enormous impact on their livelihoods.
It also puts the lives and livelihoods of millions of other people on the line.
What do the Dakones want?
What the Dakotos want is for the US to stop its support for the Dakota pipeline.
The Obama administration has been extremely supportive of the project.
On Friday, President Obama said that the pipeline “should never be built in the United Nations climate change conference”.
In November, Secretary of State John Kerry said that “the US should never build a pipeline to carry crude oil”.
The State Department has been lobbying the US Congress to halt the pipeline and stop the US government from spending any money on the project in the future.
However, this week the US Senate passed a resolution which would block the construction of the US$3.5bn pipeline.
This has led the US President, Donald Trump, to order the Army Corps to stop all federal funding to the project, according the AP.
What are the options?
The Dakotic state has taken a number of steps to stop the pipeline from crossing their river.
There have been protests in Dakotah, and in late August, the Dakotic government suspended the construction contract for the pipeline.
They also have set up a task force to look into the impacts on the communities of the affected communities.
However the Dakota National Guard has been deployed to protect the people of the area, and there have been violent protests.
On Wednesday, the Governor of the state of North Dakota issued an order which called for the armed forces to be deployed to North Dakota to ensure the safety of citizens.
The Dakota National Guardsmen will be deployed from the state’s capital of Rapid City, as the state has a large number of armed security personnel on the ground in North America, as part of a federal program called Stand Your Ground.
The president of the American Civil Liberties Union, David Cole, called on people to continue protesting against the pipeline through the weekend.
“The Dakota Access Pipeline threatens people’s lives, and their livelihood.
It can’t be allowed to proceed,” he said.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has also launched a new website to encourage people to protest against the project and to fight the pipeline by peaceful means.