DAPL protesters outside ACOE building in Omaha

Posted at 6:28 AM, Feb 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 19:45:38-05

Protesters gathered Thursday outside of the Army Corps of Engineers building in downtown Omaha.

The rally came on the heels of a victory for the developer behind the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Energy transfer partners is pushing closer to finish the pipeline, but activists around the country and in the Metro are pushing back.

About 60 people from Bold Nebraska and the Winnebago tribe gathered outside the Army Corps of Engineers office in downtown Omaha, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The group plans to deliver 10,000 citizen comments to the Army Corps opposing the construction of the 1200-mile oil line from North Dakota to Illinois.

For months, demonstrations by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and allies successfully brought the project to a halt.

On Wednesday, the Army Corps were granted the necessary easement to move forward.

Now, DAPL will work on a crossing under the Missouri river in North Dakota.

The developer said it will take about three months to finish the river crossing.

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