Thursday, August 25, 2016

Solidarity with Native Nations- Oppose the Pipeline on Dakota territory

Aug. 19, 2016.  Standing Rock 
PLEASE SIGN ON ASAP - sign on by Saturday 5 pm - please also forward this to others for sign on!

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To: President Barack Obama
Governor Jack Dalrymple
US Army Corps of Engineers

We the undersigned environmental justice, social justice and indigenous organizations stand in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples and Native Nations peacefully defending sacred cultural resources, land and water from the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline that would carry fracked oil from the Bakken oil fields.

We fully support the thousands of Indigenous Peoples who are taking action to peacefully block construction of the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline in North Dakota that would run under the Missouri River and destroy sacred cultural resources.  Families with children, women and elders of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, other Native Nations and allies are armed with banners, song and prayers and are camped along the Missouri and Cannonball rivers. They remain undaunted in their vigilance to protect and defend the sacredness of water, burial and significant cultural sites, and sensitive wildlife habitat in immediate danger from the pipeline being built by Dakota Access LLC/Energy Transfer Partners.  

The Army Corp of Engineers, as the federal regulator, gave US government approval of the proposed 1,172 mile long pipeline to cross the Missouri River and other waterways that threatens the Standing Rock Sioux Tribes’ drinking water and cultural resources. The pipeline will violate treaty law, the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. 

We therefore call on the State of North Dakota and the United States government to cease all harassment and interference with the protest and ceremonies taking place. 
We call on you to cancel this dangerous and reckless project immediately.

In solidarity for justice,

California Environmental Justice Coalition
Tom Helme, Coordinator
Modesto, CA

Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice
Bradley Angel, Executive Director
San Francisco, CA

Gila River Alliance for a Clean Environment
Lori Riddle, Director
Bapchule, Arizona/Gila River Indian Community

Valley Improvement Projects
Bianca G. Lopez, Chairperson
Modesto, CA

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