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Iowa Woman Breaks Fast, Continues Opposition of Dakota Access Pipeline

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Jessica Reznicek
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Jessica Reznicek breaks her fast

An Iowa woman says she ended her two-week fast in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline last night. Jessica Reznicek had a bowl of chicken soup after the Army Corps of Engineers denied an easement that puts completion of pipeline construction at an impasse.

The Army Corps has denied permission of pipeline construction for a section of the route in North Dakota. But it said the pipeline may be rerouted, so Reznicek is continuing her efforts to oppose Dakota Access, including a Wednesday sit-in at the utilities board.

"We're planing on some folks refusing to leave and getting arrested in the process, and show that level of self-sacrifice is worth it to shut this down," says Reznicek. 

The entire 1,170-mile pipeline route is more than 90 percent complete.