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Bernie Sanders: 'Stop The Pipeline. Respect Native American Rights'

A group gathered in front of the White House to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline project.
Posted at 10:19 PM, Sep 13, 2016

On Tuesday, people gathered at the White House to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline.

"Stop the pipeline," Senator Bernie Sanders said as he addressed the crowd. "Respect Native American rights. And let us move forward to transform our energy system away from fossil fuel."

SEE MORE: American Indians Stand Together Against The Dakota Access Pipeline

The $3.8 billion project runs through the Missouri River.

The Standing Rock Tribe says the pipeline threatens its water and sacred sites.

The Department of Justice halted construction on the pipeline.

Now the U.S. Army is reviewing the project.