The campaign to oppose the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline continues to gain steam with Leonardo DiCaprio and actors from the upcoming Justice League film joining the cause.

 Dakota Access—a subsidiary of Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP—has proposed a $3.7 billion, 1,168-mile pipeline that will transfer up to 570,00 barrels of crude oil per day from theNorth Dakota Bakken region through South Dakota and Iowa into Illinois.

The DAPL, also referred to as the Bakken pipeline, would cross the Missouri River less than a mile away from the Standing Rock Reservation that stands in North and South Dakota. The Missouri River, one of the largest water resources in the U.S., provides drinking water for millions of people.

The people of Standing Rock, often called Sioux, warn that a potential oil spill into the river would threaten the water, land and health of their reservation.

In DiCaprio’s tweet, the Oscar-winning actor and clean energy advocate said he was “standing with the Great Sioux Nation to protect their water and lands,” and linked to a petition that urges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

DiCaprio’s tweet also hash-tagged #KeepItInTheGround, which calls for keeping fossil fuels in the ground.

According to Dakota Access, their proposed route which will travel through 50 counties in four states “was carefully designed to transport crude in the safest, most efficient way possible.”

STANDING ROCK UPDATE: 26 OCT: Actor-activist Mark Ruffalo has traveled to North Dakota to support the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's opposition to the four-state Dakota Access Pipeline.

Ruffalo also confirmed Tuesday night during a press conference in Ft. Yates that Leonardo DiCaprio will also be coming to North Dakota to join the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Responses to "Leonardo DiCaprio Stands With Great Sioux Nation to Stop Dakota Access Pipeline"

  1. changes coming --be alerted!!
    mik mak elder sgt pattie l brassard & 13th klanmother :karen :lucyk macdonald ,white bear star nation klan

  2. bbpeace says:

    If they would spend their money on alternative energy instead of this pipeline, we wouldn't need the oil.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Stop the biker bar being built at the sacred site of Bear Nutte.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Digging has begun, where are all these people who say they support us ? We need you all here now ASAP. Bring the big name news reporters CNN, FOX NEWs etc. The Tribal Chairman was also arrested today on the front line which wasn't even reported on the local news, they try and keep this and other Native issues in the dark away from white America... time to stop the greedy oil companies when they think money is more important than human lives !!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I will take the stand!!!!

  6. Unknown says:

    Pipes filled with ocean or brackish water safely store hydrogen and oxygen gaseous fuel. By generating zero pollution low cost electricity by using ocean or polluted water the free byproduct is distilled water from any source. The company that has perfected this revolutionary-green technology is located at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Thank heavens the co-founder of GoPro a senior investment banker funded Joi Scientific so pipes can be filled with water not oil.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    these oil companies say it's safe, swear up and down. but we know better, spills, broken pipes, spills in the ocean, rivers, lakes.
    killing the wild life. just to name a few. don't get sucked in, stop them now, what is Obama promised, that he sent the police in?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Yup stop it. Don't fall for any b.s that they may promise or try around legit with any advances. We just recently had an oil spill now water, wildlife, and communities are affected ex.The Pas, Mb.
    Prayers up tobacco down for you people. Much respect all the way from Canada. Aho!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Bahahaha good luck word on the street is arrests are about to start happening with this ordeal the state is fed up with the protesting and that pipe will go in the ground no matter

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  12. Yes!!! Get it done ...we need HELP

  13. Unknown says:

    it is Lake Oahe....a reservoir....the Missouri feeds this lake

  14. Go and be there Leonardo that's more powerful than any tweet Mahia te Mahia Kia kaha Kia Maia Kia Manawanui. Let the act be your work, be strong, be steadfast, be fearless. The world is watching na Aotearoa New Zealand.

  15. Anna says:

    All Governments tell lies, stand your ground brothers and Sisters, this is not just about you it is about the rest of humanity, if only they would realise that and wake up.x

  16. Anonymous says:

    Haven't they learned from what turns out to be lies by accidents always happens, they have taken so much , let some land be.. don't you have and destroyed enough?? We should have learned from our history,,

  17. Unknown says:

    El petroleo ya ha destruido demasiado para seguir tolerando mas atropellos ,,gracias Leonardo Di Caprrio pido tambien como muchos amigos que usted valla en persona alli.

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