ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline have come to New Mexico.
Protesters gathered outside the “Army Corps of Engineers” building near Jefferson and Osuna Tuesday.
Voicing opposition to the oil pipeline that would run from North Dakota to Illinois. Opponents say it would compromise drinking water on land belonging to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
While the protest at the construction site has been ongoing for months, these protests say it’s about time everyone listens.
“This is not just an indigenous people’s issue; which, their rights are being trampled over, but this is just a fight for everyone,” Protester Barbara Thompson said.
Monday, the Army Corps announced it will delay construction pending further talks with the Sioux tribe.