Dakota Access Pipeline - Standing Rock Sioux encampment
Cannon Ball, North Dakota
September 23, 2016
The Standing Rock Sioux encampment near the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline stands against the construction of the new pipeline.
The Standing Rock Sioux, whose tribal lands are a half-mile south of the proposed route, say the pipeline would desecrate sacred burial and prayer sites, and could leak oil into the Missouri and Cannon Ball rivers, on which the tribe relies for water.
Opposition to the pipeline has drawn support from 200 Native American tribes, as well as from activists and celebrities.
Energy Transfer Partners—one of the major stakeholders in the controversial Dakota Access pipeline—bought over 6,000 acres of land surrounding the line’s route in North Dakota, according to several media reports over the weekend.