The North Dakota oil company Dakota Access is facing an onslaught of protests from protesters in the Dakotas and around the world after a pipeline ruptured last year and spilled crude into the Missouri River.
Dakota Access is one of three companies operating under the $3.8bn Dakota Access Pipeline, which would transport crude oil from the Bakken oil region in North Dakota to refineries on the Gulf Coast.
The pipeline was approved in late December, but the company has faced a barrage of protests, including the deaths of at least 10 people.
A total of more than 700 protesters have been arrested, with more than 400 still on the streets in the United States.
The protesters have taken to the streets to express their opposition to the pipeline’s construction.
The Dakota Access pipeline is a controversial project, with environmentalists concerned that it will have disastrous effects on the health of the Missouri and other waterways, including at least one death and more than 200 injuries linked to the spill.
The US Army Corps of Engineers has said that there is no threat to the environment, and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it would take no action to stop the pipeline from being built.
However, US President Donald Trump has called the pipeline “a disaster”, saying he will not approve the project, a statement which sparked protests and a series of protests around the country.
Danielson is not the first US corporation to face protests.
Last year, oil company Schlumberger faced protests when it announced that it would not build the Keystone XL pipeline, due to the risk of spills from tar sands oil, a by-product of the oil industry.
A number of other US oil companies, including Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips, also faced protests.
Danish oil company Statoil is also embroiled in controversy after it said it was cancelling a planned oil pipeline with the country’s oil industry because of safety concerns.
The company has been criticised by environmentalists and others for a series, including a report that found that more than 1,300 spills had occurred since the oil pipeline was built.