Dakota Access Pipeline protesters have a new tactic: They’re protesting the construction of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline in North Dakota.
Protests have flared over the construction site since last summer.
The Dakota Access pipeline is intended to carry oil from the Bakken shale formation to a pipeline that would carry it to the U.S. Gulf Coast.
The pipeline’s construction has been halted for months by protests over the issue of environmental justice.
The protests have also sparked a standoff between the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the U,S.
Army Corps of Engineers, which is trying to determine if the pipeline violates federal law.
The standoff has been largely peaceful, but some protesters have tried to block a portion of the pipeline.
The Standing Rock Tribe and Energy Transfer Partners have been working together to resolve the conflict.
The Dakota Access is one of several pipelines being built to bring oil from Bakken fields to refineries along the U.-S.