Shailene Woodley has pleaded not guilty to criminal trespassing and engaging in a riot, Morton County court officials confirm to ET.
A pretrial conference has not been scheduled, and in the plea, the 24-year-old actress has requested for her attorney to appear in her place for all remaining proceedings in the case, according to court documents obtained by ET.
The Snowden star was arrested in North Dakota last week while protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, a $3.8 billion oil pipeline that will span 1,100 miles across the Dakotas and into the Missouri River, after a federal judge rejected the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's request to halt construction.
Following her arrest, Woodley continued to take a stand against the project on Instagram, writing "One day, baby, we'll sing our poetry. The words dripping from our tongues wet with ripened patience. and the lyrics, the sweet fruits born from the seeds our aging hands are now sowing. #alwaysinallways #heartforward #uptous #NoDAPL #protectcleanwater #iamonyourside."
Woodley has in the past credited her non-traditional upbringing with broadening her perspective on a number of issues.
"I have a hard time having political conversations in Hollywood," Woodley told Net-A-Porter magazine. "Most people there are so privileged, they don’t see the 99 percent of America, because they don’t have to. It’s hard for people like that to see another perspective."
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