DETROIT (WJBK) - A group of local protestors spoke out against the Dakota Access Pipeline on Monday in southwest Detroit.
Protestors at various sites across America are backing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as the tribe attempts to stop construction of the pipeline in North Dakota.
Those in favor of the $3.8 billion pipeline say it will help move oil and it will lessen our dependence on Middle Eastern oil.
“We need water. Every living organism needs water to survive. There’s too many millions of gallons of water to pump one barrel of oil and we don’t need that. And the fracking of the land, we can’t have that here. And it’s wrong,” one protestor said.
They say that that pipeline could move a half million barrels of crude oil every day from North Dakota to Illinois.
The people FOX 2’s Ron Savage talked to at the protest say the pipeline would not be worth it and they’re opposed.
A federal judge on Friday said the Sioux tribe cannot stop construction.