|Dakota Pipeline Construction|
Opponents of the pipeline held that it would pose a severe danger of contamination (via oil leakage) to the the only source of water for the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and would threaten historically significant tribal sites. About 200 activists supporting the Standing Sioux Tribe moved onto the site recently, setting up teepees and tents and saying the land is rightfully theirs under a more than century-old treaty. More than 260 people have been arrested since demonstrations began in August. The site, known as Cannonball Ranch, will be used by Energy Transfer Partners for its 1,172-mile pipeline. Protesters have also claimed that cell phone networks are being jammed. Below is a map of their approximate camp location.
|Click on the map and search for Cannon Ball, North Dakota to zoom in|