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Protesters in Louisville march against Dakota Access oil pipeline

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Hundreds of protesters marched down Louisville sidewalks to fight a project more than a thousand miles away. 

They're taking a stand against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. It's being built to carry North Dakota oil to Illinois.

The Sioux tribe has been fighting the project, saying the pipeline threatens drinking water and cultural sites.

More than 300 people marching in Louisville claim it could do serious damage.

"The effect it has on indigenous lands, the effect it's having on our earth and planet and the water. And we speak for all people, not just ourselves because everybody needs water to live," said protester Theresa Vanderpalen. 

The Army Corps of Engineers approved permits for the project, but now says it needs more study. Louisville protesters delivered a letter to the local office to voice their concerns.

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