Small group gathers at Guilford College to protest Dakota Access Pipeline

GREENSBORO, N.C. – A small group gathered Saturday on the campus of Guilford College to protest against the construction of a controversial pipeline.

Demonstrators gathered nationwide earlier this week protesting in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Plans for finishing the pipeline include tunneling under a lake and river that the Standing Rock Tribe relies on for drinking water.

The concern is that digging under those water sources will create a risk of leaks, spills and contamination.

“We believe the pipeline will cause more harm than good,” said protester Amber Echerd. “Water and food is in danger. Not to mention once again Native Americans are being forced off their land.”

The companies behind the Dakota Access Pipeline insist that the risks are low.

“I think the chances of this pipeline leaking is extremely remote,” said Energy Transfer Partners CEO Kelcy Warren, according to CBS News.