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'Divergent' star Shailene Woodley joins ND tribal protest against new oil pipeline

FORT YATES, N.D. -- "Divergent" star Shailene Woodley has teamed up with young activists from here to protest a new oil pipeline that would transport crude from North Dakota.

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Actress Shailene Woodley joined activists from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, to deliver petitions to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opposing construction of Dakota Access Pipeline. Special to The Forum

FORT YATES, N.D. - "Divergent" star Shailene Woodley has teamed up with young activists from here to protest a new oil pipeline that would transport crude from North Dakota.

Woodley has posted videos and photos several times in recent days about her work with Standing Rock Indian Reservation activists to prevent construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would transport oil from North Dakota's Bakken oil field to Patoka, Ill.

She marched with a group Friday, Aug. 5, in Washington, D.C., to deliver to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers a petition signed by more than 150,000 calling for the government to halt the pipeline.

"Pay attention," she told fans in a live Facebook video Friday morning. "We need to stand together; we need to wake up. We cannot let the fossil fuel industry continue to walk over all people in this country and especially Native American people."

Woodley, who visited the activists' Sacred Stone Camp in North Dakota along the proposed pipeline route in early July, also joined in late last month for part of the group's symbolic run by youth from the reservation to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness.

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The group is protesting the pipeline because they say it could destroy their water supply and way of life if it ever ruptured. The Dakota Access Pipeline would cross the Missouri River less than a mile from the Standing Rock reservation.

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