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Washington, D.C.: Dakota & Lakota Teens Protest Bakken Pipeline

HeadlineAug 08, 2016
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In Washington, D.C., Native American youth demonstrated in front of the White House on Saturday to protest a proposed oil pipeline. The youth had run more than 2,000 miles in a relay race from North Dakota to D.C. before Saturday’s protest. The proposed pipeline would run less than a mile from the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. Protesters say an oil spill could contaminate the reservation’s drinking water. Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe also continue to occupy a camp between the pipeline’s proposed river crossing and the water intake valves for the tribe.

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