The letter was signed by U.S. Sens.
A group of US senators has asked Pres. Barack Obama to halt construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline until further consultation with tribes takes place and a full environmental review is conducted.
Woodley had joined The Standing Rock Sioux, who want the laying down of a $3.8 billion pipeline stopped, claiming that it could ruin water supplies as well as destroy tribal burial sites.
After hearing the full injunction argument, the court denied the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's request to halt the project, a ruling that was affirmed Saturday by a federal appeals court. This is where the two sides clash.
Energy Transfer Partners, the Texas-based company that owns the pipeline, still needs a final permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for further construction on federal land underneath the Missouri River. "Millions stand with us in opposition to this destructive pipeline".
According to Laney, the sheriff's office was notified around 7 a.m. local time that three people were on private property.
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Meanwhile, a Columbus Day protest in Reno, Nev., turned unsafe when a pickup truck barreled through a crowd of people demonstrating for Native American land rights, hurting several people and seriously injuring one woman, according to the Reno Gazette Journal.
On Tuesday, anti-pipeline activists in four states, in solidarity with the Dakota pipeline protesters, closed pipeline valves to halt the flow of crude through arteries transporting 15 percent of USA oil consumption. This marks the highest number of arrests in a single day, since tribal federations began arriving at the camp in July, Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney said.
The two Minnesota pipelines are run by the energy company Enbridge, which took to Twitter to condemn the protests as unsafe.
In Washington state, a spokesman for the Trans Mountain pipeline, Ali Hounsell, confirmed by email that three people were arrested after tampering with the Puget Sound portion of that pipeline.
One of the protest sites has a school, which North Dakota's superintendent of public instruction said Tuesday is operating illegally and that students should enroll at other schools until it meets state standards.
The Consumer Energy Alliance expressed concern about the action taken by those opposed to the pipeline.