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Dakota Access greenlight betrays Indigenous Rights

Posted Feb. 7, 2017 / Posted by: Kate Colwell

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Army Corps of Engineers indicated that it will greenlight the Dakota Access pipeline on Wednesday. This is in direct response to Donald Trump’s executive order to move forward with the pipeline.

Friends of the Earth President Erich Pica issued the following response:

Trump’s reversal of the previous commitment to conduct an Environmental Impact Statement on the Dakota Access Pipeline is as sickening as it is predictable.

The Standing Rock Sioux and Indigenous American peoples who have fought for their sacred tribal land and water rights deserve human dignity and a healthy future. We stand behind them in the #NoDAPL fight and will put financial pressure on the banks financing this destructive pipeline project. The people’s resistance to keep fossil fuels in the ground will not disappear.

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Expert contact: Doug Norlen, (510) 900-3143, dnorlen@foe.org
Communications contact: Kate Colwell, (202) 222-0744, kcolwell@foe.org

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