In December, President Donald Trump signed a $3.7 billion law to begin the process of building the Dakota Access pipeline, a project that would allow thousands of people to travel from North Dakota to Illinois.
In May, a judge granted the construction permit, a major victory for Dakota Access supporters, and thousands of activists, many of whom had been camped out for months to stop the pipeline, have continued their protests.
As the Keystone pipeline battle has unfolded, a new report from the Center for Public Integrity looks at the environmental impact of the pipeline.
The article focuses on how the Dakota access pipeline has changed the landscape of the North Dakota landscape, and the environmental impacts of building a massive fossil fuel infrastructure in a remote and isolated region.
The study also looks at how the pipeline affects other areas of the United States.