Submit a Comment on the Dakota Access Pipeline

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On February 8th, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued an easement allowing the installation of the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. 

In response, the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux filed new motions to halt the pipeline’s construction and operation. After an initial hearing on those motions, the federal judge on the case allowed construction to proceed but will be considering the Tribes’ claims before oil will pass through the pipeline under Lake Oahe. 


The 1,168-mile Dakota Access Pipeline, if completed, would carry 450,000 barrels of fracked oil every day through four states, cutting through communities, farms, sensitive natural areas, wildlife habitat, & tribal lands like the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's ancestral lands. It would also cross under the Missouri River just upstream of the Tribe's drinking water supply, where a spill would mean a serious threat to the Tribe's health, culture, & way of life.

 
What you can do:
  1. Spread the word through email & Facebook.
  2. Call the US Army Corps of Engineers   
    1. Comment Line: 202-761-8700
    2. more numbers & additional email comment http://www.usace.army.mil/Contact/ 
  3. Learn more: 
    1. Democracy Now! ongoing coverage  
    2. #NoDAPL Solidarity website
    3. No Dakota Access Pipeline Global Solidarity Campaign Facebook page
    4. Labor for Standing Rock Facebook page
    5. Red Warrior Camp Facebook page
    6. Raw footage of mass arrests at North Dakota pipeline protest
  4. Donate to the legal defense and support funds:
    1. Legal Defense Fund: https://fundrazr.com/d19fAf
    2. Oceti Sakowin Camp:  http://www.ocetisakowincamp.org
    3. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe: http://standwithstandingrock.net/donate/
    4. Sacred Stone Camp: http://sacredstonecamp.org
    5. Honor the Earth: https://honorearth.nationbuilder.com/donate
    6. IEN / Indigenous Rising Media: http://indigenousrising.org/support/
  5. Divest from the banks funding the pipeline 
    1. Check out the Defund DAPL website for more information: http://www.defunddapl.org/
    2. Partial list of banks funding DAPL
      1. Wells Fargo
      2. Chase Bank
      3. Bank of the West (owned by BNP Paribas)
      4. Bank of America
      5. U.S. Bank
      6. Citibank
      7. Sumitomo Bank
      8. Goldman Sachs
      9. Morgan Stanley
      10. Barclays
      11. ING Bank
      12. Union Bank (now owned by Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ)
RECENT TIMELINE OF EVENTS:
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued an easement allowing the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. In response, the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux filed new motions to halt the pipeline’s construction and operation. After an initial hearing on those motions, the federal judge on the case allowed construction to proceed but will be considering the Tribes’ claims before oil will pass through the pipeline under Lake Oahe. 
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2017: The Acting Secretary of the Army directed the Army Corps to comply with Trump's memo (from 1/21). This is also the date by which Energy Transfer Partners & the Justice Department must file motions in the federal case brought by Energy Transfer Partners to approve the project.
  • Satuday, January 21, 2017: Pres. Trump wrote a memo declaring that the Dakota Access Pipeline is in the national interest, & that the Army Corps should consider scrapping environmental review in order to approve it.
  • Friday, December 9, 2016: A federal judge denied a request by Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the pipeline, to quickly force the federal government to approve the final stage of the project, but he said he would take up the issue in the new year. Energy Transfer Partners & the Justice Department have a January 31st deadline to file motions in the case.
  • Sunday, December 4, 2016: The US Army Corps of Engineers officially demanded an EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) and further review before allowing the part of the route under the Missouri River, effectively stopping further legal construction for that part. This is a huge victory! But Energy Transfer Partners is saying now they will not stop so the fight is not over. Continue to support this action.
 



 

 

 

WHEN
December 31, 2017 at 6pm - 6pm
WHERE
Wherever you are
Bay Area, CA
United States
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Carla West ·
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commented 2017-02-04 12:07:44 -0800 · Flag
We are a hypocritical nation not a democratic one when we exclude the rights of any American in our political process. Trump says he is “a man of his word”. So, he should keep his oath of office to protect the rights ALL American citizens, including the Native one, e.g., their right to clean drinking water and their rights over the US Government to keep is treaties with them.
published this page in Events 2017-02-01 12:30:37 -0800
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