Friday, November 4, 2016

500 clergy join pipeline protest, some arrested

From North Dakota-

Hundreds of clergy of many faiths joined protests Thursday against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, singing hymns, marching and ceremonially burning a copy of a 600-year-old document.

The interfaith event was organized to draw attention to the concerns of the Standing Rock Sioux and push elected officials to call for a halt to construction of the $3.8 billion pipeline that's to carry North Dakota oil through South Dakota and Iowa to a shipping point in Illinois. The tribe believes the pipeline that will skirt its reservation threatens its drinking water and cultural sites.

Designed to transport about 490,000 barrels of crude oil per day, the pipeline would be able to move about half of North Dakota's current crude oil production out of the state into Illinois.

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