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Waterloo woman joins protests against oil pipeline

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Traveling from Waterloo to North Dakota to protest with her tribe. 

A Waterloo woman is against construction of a new oil pipeline.  

Trisha Entringer says her tribe joined the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

They're protesting construction of a 3.8  billion dollar oil pipeline that would run through four states, including Iowa.  

Trisha says they're protesting for two main reasons. The protestors are worried the oil pipeline will contaminate water for thousands of tribal members. 

They're also protesting after they say construction crews destroyed American Indian sacred sites.

After weeks of protests, the federal government agreed to temporarily stop construction on parts of the oil pipeline.

The oil pipeline's developer is not commenting after the federal government's decision. 

Trisha says now they're focusing on protesting in Iowa and other areas where construction may continue. 

Supporters of the pipeline say it's bringing jobs to the area. They add it's a step toward making America less reliant on other countries for oil.

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