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The Dakota Access Pipeline represents the worst behavior of the fossil fuel industry; dirty fuel shipped through sacred Native American lands and fragile habitats, attacks on peaceful protestors with dogs and pepper spray and finally the deliberate destruction of a Native American burial site. We can no longer sit on the sidelines while images (not seen since the 60's civil rights movement) flash across our screen as the fossil fuel industry displays their blatant disregard for human rights and Native culture.
We join our partners at CREDO in demanding that President Obama Stop the Dakota Access pipeline just as he stopped the Keystone XL.
The petition to President Obama reads:
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It's Keystone XL all over again: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted approval for a dirty oil pipeline that would stretch over 1,100 miles through the upper Midwest.
The Dakota Access pipeline would carry 450,000 barrels of dirty oil per day from North Dakota to Illinois and cut through fragile wildlife habitat, environmentally sensitive areas, and sovereign tribal property. Worse, the pipeline would cross under the Missouri River, threatening drinking water downstream if a catastrophic oil spill occurs.1
Led by the Standing Rock Sioux, a massive wave of inspiring grassroots opposition is building, with protests and civil disobedience temporarily halting construction in recent days. But construction is moving forward, and is scheduled to be completed soon. President Obama must intervene now and stop the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline.
The Army Corps of Engineers granted the Dakota Access pipeline's permits using a controversial fast-tracking process called "Nationwide Permit 12" that allows the Corps to essentially rubber-stamp pipeline projects on private property or Native American lands with little environmental review and no meaningful public input.
The Corps incorrectly applied this fast-track process in conflict with numerous federal laws and agreements, including the "Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, as well as federal trust responsibilities guaranteed in the 1851 and 1868 United States treaties with the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota tribes."2
We must stand with the local leaders and communities who are holding the line against this dirty and dangerous oil pipeline.
This fight is winnable. Hundreds of thousands of CREDO activists, along with our allies across the country, applied massive public pressure on the Obama administration and stopped the Keystone XL pipeline. We can and must do it again.
Tell President Obama: Stop the Dakota Access pipeline. Click here the link below to sign the petition:
Thanks for all you do.
Josh Nelson, Deputy Political Director
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