The Dakota Access Pipeline is a underground oil pipeline in North Dakota. The pipeline has been controversial because of its impact on the environment. Native Americans from many different tribes in Iowa and the Dakotas have opposed the pipeline. It could destroy sacred burial grounds as well as the quality of water in the area. 

When I researched the topic, I found that many people from different tribes went to the area and protested. They set up camps to stay in; cars and people blocked the roads so the trucks carrying the oil could not get through. News reporters and journalists went to the site to see. Many articles were written about the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Many people came and supported the protesters. It was a great sight to see. 

We surveyed people from Exeter, New Hampshire, and here were our results: Many people we asked did not know about the pipeline and its effects. Some people we asked knew what it was about and how unfair or wrong it was for the government to do something harmful to people’s land without asking for permission. That basically just shows how the government can treat people like they don’t have a option and that the people have to follow what the government tells them to do.