What you need to know about the Dakota Access pipeline fight

Tony Wagner Sep 13, 2016
Demonstrators chant as they gather in front of the White House in Washington, DC, September 13, 2016, to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

What you need to know about the Dakota Access pipeline fight

Tony Wagner Sep 13, 2016
Demonstrators chant as they gather in front of the White House in Washington, DC, September 13, 2016, to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

More people were arrested Tuesday near Geln Ullin, North Dakota for protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. The $3.7 billion project runs through four states, but it’s been most controversial in south-central North Dakota, where it’s slated to run near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation. The reservation is home to 8,000 people and the issue created both a legal and physical stand-off that’s drawing protesters from all over. It’s also captured the attention of the Obama administration, which last week restricted the company’s access to the site. Check out a map of the proposed pipeline’s approximate route below, with explainers in key areas.

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