Protest in Charleston sparked by new developments in Dakota Access pipeline

Protest in Charleston sparked by new developments in Dakota Access pipeline
Source: Live 5 News
Source: Live 5 News
Source: Live 5 News
Source: Live 5 News

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - There were protests in downtown Charleston sparked by new developments in the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline.

The US Army Corps of Engineers has decided to delay construction for further discussion with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

Protesters took to the streets Tuesday morning in front of the Charleston District Corp which is the only office in the state.

"This is an opportunity for people who can't get to North Dakota to do something locally," said Paige Jenkins, a pipeline protester."It's up to the Army Corps of Engineers to determine whether or not that pipeline is gonna go in."

Backers of the pipeline say it's the most efficient way to transport oil.

But members of the Sioux tribe are objecting because of environmental concerns.

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