Shailene Woodley Pleads Not Guilty to Dakota Access Pipeline Protest-Related Charges

PHOTO: Actress Shailene Woodley is seen in this booking photo released by Morton County Sheriffs Department in North Dakota,on October 11, 2016.PlayMorton County Sheriff's Department via REUTERS
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Actress Shailene Woodley pleaded not guilty today to criminal trespass and riot charges that came following her arrest earlier this month while protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.

Woodley faces a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $3,000 if convicted, according to court docs from the district court in Morton County, North Dakota.

Woodley was arrested on Oct. 10, for protesting the four-state crude oil pipeline that has courted controversy since earlier this summer, when the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe sued to block its construction, claiming the pipeline threatened the tribe's water supply and traversed culturally sacred sites.

Woodley broadcast her arrest on Facebook Live.

Amy Goodman, a journalist for "Democracy Now!," was also arrested while covering the protest last month and charged with criminal trespass, according to a statement from the Morton County Sheriff's Department.

Goodman's arrest garnered outrage from many who claimed that it infringed on her First Amendment rights as a journalist. The Morton County Sheriff's Department later dismissed the criminal trespass charge against Goodman but said in a statement that other charges were still being considered against her.