Dakota Access Pipeline

2016-09-17

in Politics, The environment

One of North America’s most active pipeline resistance movements right now is opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would run from North Dakota to Illinois through the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.

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. September 18, 2016 at 1:42 pm

On August 23, the House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Nation will begin a 5,000-mile trip across the western United States and Canada with a 22-foot long totem pole to bring attention to proposed fossil fuel terminals, oil trains, coal trains, and oil pipelines and the threat they pose to tribes and local communities.

. September 18, 2016 at 9:39 pm
. September 24, 2016 at 6:09 pm

Standing Tall

The Sioux’s battle against a Dakota oil pipeline is a galvanizing social justice movement for Native Americans.

. September 24, 2016 at 6:14 pm

“What sparks and sustains a movement? For more than a month, members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and thousands of allies have gathered in camps along the Missouri River in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. They are protesting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline which, if completed, would carry half a million gallons of crude oil per day ultimately to refineries along the Gulf of Mexico.* More urgently for the protesters, the pipeline is slated to be built within a half mile of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, traveling across treaty-guaranteed lands, under the tribe’s main source of drinking water, and through sacred sites. As lawyers for the tribe have argued, “An oil spill at this site would constitute an existential threat to the Tribe’s culture and way of life.””

. September 28, 2016 at 9:47 pm

Militarized police action on the Dakota Access Pipeline

Seems unarmed, peaceful protestors were tear gassed, threatened at gun point, and arrested today.

. October 27, 2016 at 2:59 pm

Police prepare to remove protesters from Dakota Access pipeline site – live

Police said they plan to take ‘necessary steps to move trespassers from private property’ as increasingly tense protests continue over a disputed oil pipeline

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