1/27/16 – 5:11 A.M.
Plans are in the works for a protest in front of Marathon Petroleum in Findlay this weekend. The Findlay United Civil Rights Alliance group says they are using the location to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order to revive the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Mallie Grim is with the group and says the event will run from 2 p.m until 4 p.m. Sunday.
Marathon agreed to form a joint venture with Enbridge Energy Partners to buy an interest in the pipeline last summer. The company plans to invest $500 million in the system. However, Marathon communications manager Jamal Kheiry says Marathon hasn’t invested in the pipeline yet. He says certain conditions have to be met before that happens.
The pipeline will deliver crude oil from North Dakota to the Midwest and the Gulf Coast. Opponents say it could pollute the upper Missouri River, the water supply for Standing Rock.
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