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Locals protest oil pipleine in North Dakota

Posted at 11:33 PM, Sep 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-14 02:33:49-04

Local environmentalists joined thousands across the country today in a rally to protest the North Dakota Pipeline from moving forward.

The protesters included Native Americans from all different tribes now living in Bakersfield. The protestors say they’ve joined in to support their brothers and sisters in North Dakota to help them fight for clean water and their tribal lands.

The pipeline has been an issue in question for weeks. The oil pipeline would go through tribal land which is opposed by Native Americans and environmentalists in the region.

 A federal judge had ordered the construction of the pipeline to continue but on Friday president Obama appealed that decision, bringing the project to a halt.

 On Tuesday, workers in North Dakota began removing machinery from the worksite.

 The pipeline would run from North Dakota to Illinois.