‘Divergent’ Actress Shailene Woodley Protests Oil Pipeline

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Actress Shailene Woodley protested the building of an oil pipeline that will run through North and South Dakota.

The 24-year-old “Divergent” star joined 200 other protesters last week to stop the construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, the Bismarck Tribune reports. The project will run 1,100 miles through the Dakotas, and the actress says she is protesting it because she fears it will contaminate the ground water. (RELATED: Shailene Woodley Wants To Show You Something [PHOTOS])

Actress Shailene Woodley, poses backstage at the Hollywood Film Awards in Hollywood, California in this November 14, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/Files

(photo: REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/Files)

Woodley told the Bismarck Tribune that she is in this fight for the long haul if need be.

“I’ll be here until we win, a week or a year,” Woodley said. “I’m out here because I believe clean water is a right for everyone; I’m here because I’m a human being and I want to have children some day, so it’s also my responsibility to make sure that all babies, all children have water.”

“The end is when they (the pipeline) pack up and leave,” she added. “I stand in solidarity with these people.”

The actress has changed the picture on her Twitter account showing her holding up a sign that read, “It’s Up to Us to stop the violence.” Her banner photo now reads, “Stop the Dakota Access pipeline.”

Woodley also shared information on her account about the continuing protest.

“Transportation to Standing Rock from CRST Cultural Center 12 noon! Monday August 15th Hoka he’! #NoDAPL”

The protest caused construction to be halted, at least temporarily.