People & Pipelines
People and Pipelines Videos | Appalachia | 2017
In early 2016, the construction of Energy Transfer Partner’s Dakota Access Pipeline was approved, allowing for the transportation of crude oil to cross the Missouri River less than a mile away from the Standing Rock Reservation. Led by the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, the world responded in protest by the grassroots movement recognized as #NoDAPL.
As legal battles continue in the Dakotas, construction of oil pipelines threatens access to clean drinking water in at-risk communities across the country. The People and Pipelines project aims to raise awareness and build upon the public consciousness of those impacted by pipeline construction.
Today, planning continues for new pipelines across the United States. One pipeline, in particular, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, is planned to pass through West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina–hitting poor communities, communities of color, and indigenous communities hardest.
Through conducted research and on-site interviews, People and Pipelines is a platform for the histories and experiences of people most impacted by the construction of this pipeline.
Click this link to view video interviews online