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Leonardo DiCaprio is among several high-profile actors who are protesting a proposed oil pipeline on social media.

According to EcoWatch, DiCaprio shared images on Instagram and Twitter voicing support for efforts being led by members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline.

DiCaprio also shared a link to a petition that is urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop the pipeline from being constructed.

Jason Momoa, who will star as Aquaman in the upcoming “Justice League” film, also took to social media to protest the pipeline’s proposed route.

The pipeline would travel about a mile away from the Standing Rock Reservation, EcoWatch said.

According to Dakota Access, the project is a new 1,168-mile, 30-inch diameter pipeline that will connect Bakken and Three Forks production areas in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois.

The pipeline will be able to transport about 450,000 barrels per day with a capacity as high as 570,000 barrels per day or more, accounting for about half of Bakken current daily crude oil production.

The proposed route for The Dakota Access pipeline. Image courtesy of Dakota Access.

The pipeline will allow shippers to access multiple markets, including Midwest and East Coast markets as well as the Gulf Coast via the Nederland, Texas crude oil terminal facility of Sunoco Logistics Partners.

The project is expected to cost $3.7 billion and is anticipated to create between 8,000 to 12,000 local jobs during construction.

The pipeline is operated by Dakota Access, LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company, and could be in service by the fourth quarter of 2016, depending on regulatory approvals.

The Army Corps of Engineers is studying the project and will issue a decision on whether construction can move forward within the next several months.


  1. The arguments proposed to justify the pipeline are not good enough, The arguments to stop the pipeline are justifiable and spot on right. It is something that will have a widespread effect over time. Poisoning the water is just straight up a felonious act because it is potentially going to create disease, kill wildlife, and destroy the future of our childrens lively hood. How much of the earth is allowed to be destroyed before we no longer can sustain our lives because of greed and stupidity? For the pipeline company/companies to try and sue because they have to stop due to protest is so ridiculous. Stop for the right reason not because you were forced to. I this falls on blind eyes and deaf ears to all of those making money from this. It does not matter how many jobs this will generate or what it will do for the economy, it is wrong, wrong wrong and has to be stopped.

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