Protesters take to the street for National Day of Action against Dakota Pipeline

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By: Mariel Carbone
November 15, 216

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — Dozens of protesters gathered outside the Wells Fargo on Monroe Street Tuesday in opposition of the Dakota Pipeline.

It was part of a national day of action against the pipeline.

Locally, ReThink Energy Florida also spoke out against the pipeline, as well as the Sabal Trail Pipeline which, will affect Florida, Georgia and Alabama. The organization said the demonstrations are about more than just the two pipelines

"This is part of a broader movement to wake people up to the fact that climate change is happening. It's real and it's here now. The more we look away the worse the problem is going to be in climate change in the near future,” said Kim Ross, with ReThink Energy Florida.

ReThink Energy Florida is calling for achieving energy independence in a more sustainable and healthier manner; using means including solar and wind energy.

The organization, as well as protesters around the country today, said these pipelines are a danger to water sources as well as the planet as a whole.

Tuesday’s movement comes just days after President Elect Donald Trump appointed outspoken “climate-skeptic” Myron Ebell to his EPA Transition Team. The appointment, prompting ReThink energy Florida to call on the Obama administration to leave a lasting climate legacy.

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