Hundreds of DAPL Protests Planned Across the Country
The Army Corps of Engineers has finished a review of the disputed Dakota Access pipeline but says it wants more study and tribal input before it allows it to cross under the Missouri River.
Groups are planning more than 200 protests across the country Tuesday seeking to draw the attention of President Obama.
Rallies are to include events at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offices in many states while other locations include federal buildings and banks that have helped finance the project.
Protests are planned in every state so far except for Rhode Island and Mississippi.
In other pipeline news, Shailene Woodley’s pipeline protest trial has been delayed.
The actress was to stand trial on January 25th but it has been rescheduled to February 22nd due to an attorney conflict.
Woodley has pleaded not guilty to criminal trespass and engaging in a riot.
The “Divergent” star was among 27 activists arrested October 10 at a Dakota Access Oil Pipeline protest south of Mandan.
She livestreamed her arrest on Facebook.
Woodley could get a month in jail if she’s found guilty.