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Nationwide Protests Against Dakota Access Pipeline Come To Central Ohio

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