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Nationwide Protests Against Dakota Access Pipeline Come To Central Ohio

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The Dakota Access Pipeline in central Iowa.

The nationwide protests against the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline are coming to Central Ohio on Tuesday.

A rally is planned Tuesday from 3 to 5 pm outside a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers building on Lewis Center Road in Lewis Center.

An event posted on the activist web site Action Network says:

The movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline is growing stronger by the day, and it’s time for all of us to rise up and play a role in this fight. Join us on Tuesday, November 15 for a solidarity action and rally at the Army Corps of Engineers office at Lewis Center OH .

The pipeline is to run beneath a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota that provides drinking water to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. It says the pipeline threatens drinking water and cultural sites.

The $3.8 billion project is slated to deliver North Dakota oil through South Dakota and Iowa to a shipping point in Illinois.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this story