Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Draws Protests In Texas
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Several hundred people in Texas have protested plans by a Dallas-based company to build the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline.
Austin police monitored Tuesday afternoon's peaceful demonstration that began at the grounds of the Texas Capitol. No one was arrested.
Some downtown Austin streets were briefly closed during the march against the planned pipeline that for weeks has sparked protests in a disputed section of the project in North Dakota.
Energy Transfer Partners and a subsidiary on Tuesday asked a federal judge to allow crews to lay pipe under a Missouri River reservoir, a plan the Standing Rock Sioux tribe says threatens its drinking water and cultural sites.
Officials say about 300 people also protested in San Antonio against the pipeline. Some chanted "water is life."