Former Vice President Supports Standing Rock Tribe

Published 10/25 2016 02:55PM

Updated 10/25 2016 02:55PM

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Former Vice President Al Gore says he supports the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its opposition to the Dakota Access oil pipeline. 
Gore said in a statement Tuesday that the pipeline "appears to be a dangerous project in blatant disregard of obvious risks to the Missouri River and with disrespect to the Standing Rock Sioux." 
The tribe wants construction of the $3.8 billion pipeline halted, saying it could taint water supplies and encroach on tribal burial sites. 
Protests supporting the tribe have been going on for months, with more than 260 people arrested for interfering with the project in North Dakota. 
Gore called the protests "non-violent resistance" to the project.

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