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Actress Shailene Woodley is set to stand trial in North Dakota, as early as next year on charges related to her protest against the Dakota Access pipeline.

The famed actress, was among 27 activists arrested Oct. 10th and last week she reportedly pleaded not guilty to criminal trespass and engaging in a riot.

According to CBS News, Woodley’s trial is scheduled Jan. 25 in state court in Mandan. If convicted, she could face two months in jail and $3,000 in fines.

Woodley has since released her first full statement regarding the incident.

“I was in North Dakota, standing side by side with Native Americans,” the actress wrote in a lengthy statement published by Time magazine. “You know, those who were here before us. Well, guess what, America? They’re still here. And they are still fighting the good fight.”

“When the Dakota Access Pipeline breaks (and we know that too many pipelines do), millions of people will have crude-oil-contaminated water. I know it is easy to be apathetic or detached from the reality that fossil fuel contamination could actually affect you and the ones you love.”

“But hear me loud and clear: If you are a human who requires water to survive, then this issue directly involves you.”

Read her full statement here.


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