Hundreds march through Buffalo protesting Dakota Access pipeline

  • Hundreds march through Buffalo protesting Dakota Access pipeline

Hundreds march through Buffalo protesting Dakota Access pipeline

They want to show resistance to President Donald Trump's executive orders advancing the construction of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines. "I'm not going to take anyone's property or do anything like that", Hans Youngbird Bradley, a construction contractor from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe said during the meeting.

The Standing Rock Sioux are calling on the public to let the government know exactly how they feel about the Dakota Access Pipeline. However, the question remains whether law enforcement will use force to clear the camps and, whether on accident or with intent, injure or kill someone who refuses to leave in an act of civil disobedience.

The pipeline is planned to run under the Missouri River, which is the tribe's main drinking source, and will travel through sacred burial ground.

It would transport 800,000 barrels per day (BPD) of Canadian tar sands oil through Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. Most of it would be exported.

The Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines now appear to be back on track and headed for fast review and apparent approval, after having been rejected by the Obama administration.

The Dakota Access Pipeline sparked a massive political fight past year after Standing Rock Sioux tribal officials came out against the project, saying it would trample over sacred sites and threaten its drinking water. Trump in his order invited pipeline company Transcanada "to promptly resubmit its application" and ordered the secretary of State to make a decision within 60 days.

Trump said that pipelines are typically made in "far away" countries like China, shipped to the US on boats and delivered on trucks to the middle of the country.

"Resist, rise up, keep the pipeline down", chanted the numerous people in opposition of the pipelines who carried signs and marched through downtown hoping to bring more awareness to the environmental impact the pipelines could have.

Last week, Trump signed an executive order barring citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) from entering the USA for 90 days.

After months of protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, activists left so much waste at their camp state, officials have ordered it be cleaned up to prevent an "environmental disaster".

That number is seven times less than the one Trump suggested earlier today, though it's possible the president was including other types of jobs the pipeline construction could create. First, absent the Keystone XL pipeline, some Canadian oil is already moving to the rail.

An Army Corps of Engineers representative indicated the agency is prepared to hire contractors to complete the cleanup after the camps are vacated.

"I've made it my life's goal to study the environment and make a voice for it", said Katlyn Green.

Protestors display signs at Kentucky Stands with Standing Rock in Lexington, Ky., on Friday, January 27, 2017.