Shailene Woodley: Every Time We Allow Another Pipeline, We Prolong the Switch to Renewable Energy
At least 27 people, including Hollywood actress Shailene Woodley, were arrested during the standoff at Standing Rock on Oct. 10, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, while attempting to blockade the Dakota Access pipeline construction at two separate worksites.
Footage of Woodley’s arrest was streamed live to roughly 40,000 viewers on her Facebook page. She was later strip-searched in jail. She said her dedication to protest with indigenous people who are at the forefront of the fight remains strong: “Every time we allow another pipeline … we are endorsing the fossil fuel industry and only prolonging the time it is going to take to switch to renewable energy.”
Woodley recently starred in the new Edward Snowden film, Snowden. She has appeared in the TV series The Secret Life of the American Teenager and has also starred in films including The Divergent Series and The Fault in Our Stars. She received a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Alex King in The Descendants.
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