PBS News Hour reported from the Dakota Access pipeline protests this weekend. Over 100 Native American tribes are gathered at Standing Rock Reservation, where PBS reporter William Branghan recapped a week of protests.
Brangham explained one of the reasons for the ongoing actions:
2.5 million miles of oil and gas pipelines across the U.S. do sometimes leak and rupture, and when they do, they often spill far more oil than a single train car carries. Since 1995, there’s been more than 2,000 significant accidents on oil and gas pipelines, causing about $3 billion in property damage.