Dakota pipeline protests continue, judge reschedules hearing

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Native Americans and environmentalists have come together from all over the country to protest an oil pipeline they say would disturb sacred land and threaten water supplies. If completed, the pipeline would transport oil nearly 1,200 miles from the oilfields of North Dakota southeast diagonally to Illinois – a length comparable to the now-dead Keystone XL pipeline. Demonstrators have been camped out for months now along parts of the proposed route hoping this pipeline, known as the Dakota Access pipeline, will meet a similar fate. Many converged on Washington on Wednesday, where a federal judge rescheduled an injunction hearing for Sept. 14.