100 people in Providence chanting, “No DAPL”

By: Rebecca Turco

Email: rturco@abc6.com

PROVIDENCE – A show of solidarity in Providence Sunday afternoon, against an oil pipeline being built halfway across the country.

Around 100 people gathered at the Roger Williams National Memorial to protest construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Standing with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota, who have been protesting the 1,100-mile pipeline for months now, fearing an oil leak could contaminate their drinking water.

That fear hits home for Rhode Islanders who are against a proposed power plant in Burrillville.

Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the nearly $4-billion project, has said it won’t change the pipeline’s route, which will carry North Dakota oil to Illinois.

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