2 dozen protesters begin 100-mile march against Dakota Access pipeline

2 dozen protesters begin 100-mile march against Dakota Access pipeline
In this Nov. 3, 2015, photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect, is seen in Steele City, Nebraska. (World-Herald News Service)

DES MOINES (AP) — About two dozen environmental demonstrators are undertaking a 100-mile march to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

They began their eight-day trek Saturday in Des Moines, the Des Moines Register reported.

Advocacy groups Bold Iowa and Indigenous Iowa organized the march to show unity against the $3.8 billion, four-state pipeline.

Protesters plan to walk 10-15 miles a day, completing the march Saturday in Fort Dodge.

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study of the pipeline released last week says it poses no significant environmental threats.

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