Dan Smith is a young, self-made man from the US state of North Dakota. He has a haulage company with three trucks and two employees.
He's 26 years old and has a positive take on globalization.
Only a few dozen people remain at the anti-pipeline camp. After Donald Trump approved the Dakota Access Pipeline last month, activists are now pinning their last hopes to halt the project on a lawsuit.
The first groups of veterans have arrived in North Dakota to join in a protest against a pipeline project near tribal lands. Thousands of veterans are expected to form a human chain around the demonstrators this weekend.
In the US state of North Dakota, 141 people have been arrested during the eviction of protesters in the path of the oil pipeline. Police took six hours to clear the area of demonstrators.
A top boss at the firm building the Dakota Access pipeline has compared its opponents to terrorists. Pope Francis meanwhile has said indigenous groups must give prior consent to economic activity affecting their lands.
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