For the past few months, Native and non-Natives in the Midwest have been fighting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, a project that will run from North Dakota into South Dakota, Iowa, and southern Illinois. The pipeline has been planned to cross the Missouri River, a vital water resource for millions who use it for drinking and irrigation water.
We stand in solidarity with our Native brothers, sisters, and other allies who vehemently oppose the construction of this pipeline. The risk of leaks is high, as thousands of barrels of crude oil are to be transported, running through the river in two different spots. The leaders of Standing Rock have sued Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, the owners of the project, in an effort to halt construction altogether. We urge the federal court to side with the tribes who depend on the Missouri River for much of their livelihood.
Residents of Texas are also organizing in response to the DAPL threat. On Friday, September 2, at 11 AM, the American Indian Movement of Central Texas and their allies will be protesting the actions of Energy Transfer Partners at their Dallas headquarters (8111 Westchester Dr, Dallas) (Facebook event here). We strongly encourage our friends and supporters to attend this important action.
We are proud to stand alongside the American Indian Movement of Central Texas in a combined effort to protect our resources and the health of our communities. As a longtime environmentalist, human rights activist, and Green Party candidate for Congress, Gary Stuard is a fierce opponent of corporate measures that endanger the lives of people and the sanctity of our precious resources.
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