US veterans group says Dakota Access pipeline ‘will not get completed. Not on our watch’

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By Tom DiChristopher

A group of U.S. military veterans has vowed to block completion of the hotly disputed Dakota Access pipeline, despite the secretary of the Army giving the project the green light.

“We are committed to the people of Standing Rock, we are committed to nonviolence, and we will do everything within our power to ensure that the environment and human life are respected. That pipeline will not get completed. Not on our watch,” said Anthony Diggs, a spokesman for Veterans Stand.

Diggs added that the group hopes to raise enough funds “to have a larger, solid boots-on-the-ground presence.”

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