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Kansas City approves resolution against Dakota pipeline

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Supporters say this is the safest way to move oil, but critics say a pipeline over the Missouri River could contaminate the drinking water. They are also worried it could ruin the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's land. (Kelly Daniels) Supporters say this is the safest way to move oil, but critics say a pipeline over the Missouri River could contaminate the drinking water. They are also worried it could ruin the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's land. (Kelly Daniels)
Critics are also worried it could ruin the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's land. (Kelly Daniels) Critics are also worried it could ruin the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's land. (Kelly Daniels)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Kansas City city leaders approved a resolution against the Dakota Access Pipeline on Thursday.

When finished the pipeline will stretch from North Dakota to Illinois. Oil will be transported nationwide from there.

Supporters say this is the safest way to move oil, but critics say a pipeline over the Missouri River could contaminate the drinking water. They are also worried it could ruin the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's land.

Kelly Daniels, a Kansas City photographer who is also an advocate for Native Americans, says she's been to the protest site in North Dakota to take pictures and says her images don't illustrate the tension and violence you may have seen from the protests.

"You see thousands of people feeding one another, taking care of one another, children playing, elders sitting around the fire talking,” Daniels said. “The experience I come away with is an incredible sense of beautiful community."

Thursday's resolution will now go to Washington D.C.

Other cities have already signed one, including Seattle, Minneapolis and St. Louis.

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