Get news and updates from RT about the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which is an underground oil pipeline running from North Dakota to Illinois. The public was informed about the project in 2014, the building started in 2016, and construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline was finished. It started operating in 2017. Find the articles on the creation, construction, and work of the Dakota Access Pipeline, including the companies working on the project. The Dakota Access Pipeline has made global headlines due to endless protests against its launch. A number of local Indigenous Americans argued that the route of the pipeline threatened both the environment and sacred Native American burial grounds. The protest near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation held by Native Americans attracted attention worldwide. Follow RT for reports and the latest news on the possible harm to the area and the Dakota Access pipeline protests. Bernie Sanders, a senator and candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries, has been a vocal supporter of Indigenous Americans, saying that the water supply of millions of people shouldn’t be endangered. He even joined the people in the protest in front of the White House and spoke out against the Dakota Access Pipeline project. Read articles and news about Bernie Sanders’ support for demonstrations against the pipeline.