Fresno protesters reject Dakota Access Pipeline

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Fresno protesters reject Dakota Access Pipeline

Photo by: Ram Reyes

Photo by: Ram Reyes

Photo by: Ram Reyes

Members of the community gathered at Fresno City Hall on Nov. 4 in a peaceful protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is projected to run across the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota.

The 1,172-mile, 30-inch diameter pipeline would run from North Dakota to Illinois, carrying up to 570,000 barrels of oil a day.

Those against the pipeline say it would endanger the water supply in the Mississippi River and harm sacred Sioux land.

U.S. President Barack Obama has expressed interest in sending the pipeline through another route.

Leading candidates for president have not commented on the issue.