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Hundreds Come Out In San Diego To Protest Dakota Access Pipeline Permit

Protesters converged as part of a nationwide effort to draw attention to the project and the permit which is still under review by the Obama Administration.

Several hundred people gathered Tuesday in San Diego to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline, as part of protests scheduled throughout the country.

The protestors gathered along Aero Drive, in front of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office, to demand the federal government reject the pipeline, which would stretch through tribal land in North Dakota.

“I want them to start respecting our land and our treaties and I want them to put a permanent halt on the Dakota Access Pipeline,” said Gina Tiger Madueno, a San Diego resident who is also a member of the Lakota tribe.

She was in North Dakota in September. She and other protestors said the pipeline puts the tribe’s drinking water at risk.

The rally was organized by San Diego 350, the local chapter of a climate advocacy group.

Monday, the Corps announced that the project would not go forward without consulting the tribe.

Protesters collected post cards to call for the Obama Administration to end the project outright. Similar events were scheduled for Army Corps offices around the country.

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