The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says the Dakota Access Pipeline construction route crosses land that is sacred to its members. About 140 people were arrested on the property last week in a law enforcement operation that cleared the encampment that protesters had established on the land.
The North Dakota-based tribe has been fighting the construction of an oil pipeline under the Missouri river for months now, citing concerns about their water source and cultural burial grounds.
The Texas company developing the much-protested Dakota Access pipeline says it's not aware of any plans for a new route in North Dakota.
Ms Schrode was covering a peaceful protest by thousands against the pipeline project, which is proposed to run across four USA states and is expected to cost $US3.8 billion.
For months, protesters have been demonstrating on and around the private land owned by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, which is seeking to complete a 1,200 mile pipeline that will bring oil from North Dakota to IL.
Earlier this week, thousands of people checked into Standing Rock to show solidarity with Native Americans and allies now protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Police in the U.S. shot rubber bullets and used pepper spray on a gathering of people who were demonstrating against a controversial oil pipeline project.
More than 200 people demonstrated along East Boulevard Avenue on August 18, and at least that many celebrated on the south end of the Capitol mall September 9 after the Corps of Engineers paused construction of the pipeline.
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The protester's account comes as tensions mount between police and protesters pushing to block the completion of the controversial crude oil pipeline. Security footage showed a vehicle and two people dressed in black carrying motor oil and the sign.
SWAT officers in a boat tore the footbridge down, and law enforcement fired nonlethal projectiles at people attempting to cross the water.
According to protester Cempoalli Twenny, one police officer "kept his finger on the trigger" and shot around 10 shots at protesters. The panel could decide to levy fines of up to $200,000, Fedorchak said, though she said such a high amount would be unlikely.
Hundreds of clergy of various 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.
President Barack Obama entered the fray on Tuesday, saying that his administration is devising options to reroute the pipeline.
A South Dakota tribe is ending a public safety agreement with state authorities over the Highway Patrols' presence at the Dakota Access pipeline protests in North Dakota. The issues of climate justice are related, she said.
The protest escalated on Sunday when demonstrators set up camp on private land along the pipeline's path that had recently been acquired by Energy Transfer Partners. President Obama's statement sounded hopeful but may not result in action soon; the president said he would let the confrontation "play out for several more weeks".
"There's an obligation for protesters to be peaceful".