Shailene Woodley arrested in pipeline protest; NBC hosts weigh in on Billy Bush

By Howard Gensler, Daily News Columnist @DNTattle

2016-09-16t145818z_2_lynxnpec8f149_rtroptp_3_usa-entertainmentActress Shailene Woodley was arrested Monday during a protest at a construction site in North Dakota.

The 24-year-old actress was arrested Monday in southern North Dakota during a protest at a construction site of the four-state, $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline.

The Hollywood Reporter says Woodley was arrested, with 26 others, for criminal trespass and engaging in a riot, both misdemeanors.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the protest was peaceful.

The planned pipeline – all 1,172 miles of it, about the distance from Philadelphia to Miami – would carry 400,000 barrels of crude oil from the Dakotas and Iowa to another pipeline in Patoka, Ill.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is against the pipeline because construction would disrupt sacred sites.

Environmental groups are against it because of drilling and climate change and the desire to look at renewable forms of energy.

Monday morning, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected the Sioux Tribe’s request for an injunction to halt construction.

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SOURCES: News Now/Philly.Com

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