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The Dakota Access Pipeline is a 1,172-mile-long (1,886 km) underground oil pipeline in the United States.It begins in northwest North Dakota and continues through South Dakota and Iowa to the oil tank farm near Patoka, Illinois. The #NoDAPL movement began, when Energy Transfer Partners announced its plans for an oil pipeline route across lands and waterways of cultural, spiritual and environmental significance to the Lakota Nation and other communities downstream.
A number of Native Americans in Iowa and the Dakotas, have opposed the pipeline under the assertion that it would threaten sacred burial grounds as well as the quality of water in the area. A protest at the pipeline site in North Dakota near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation drew international attention shortly after the announcement of this project. In September 2016, construction workers bulldozed a section of land that the tribe had identified as sacred ground.
The issue of the Dakota Access Pipeline has not yet been fully resolved.