- Associated Press - Monday, November 28, 2016

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Days after returning from protests at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, students and staffers at Fort Lewis College gathered to rally against a controversial oil pipeline.

The Durango Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2gP2kuM ) that more than 100 people on Sunday protested against the 1,170-mile Dakota Access Pipeline, which would transport oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields to other pipelines in Illinois.

The rally comes after more than 50 students, professors and other Fort Lewis College community members traveled to spend Thanksgiving in the Dakotas to show solidarity with the tribes protesting the pipeline.

The Standing Rock Sioux oppose the pipeline because they say it threatens drinking water on their nearby reservation and cultural sites. Pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners has said no sites have been disturbed and that the $3.8 billion pipeline will be safe.

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Information from: Durango Herald, https://www.durangoherald.com

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