It’s official: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is moving ahead with the Dakota Access Pipeline at Donald Trump’s request. The president said that he hasn’t had “one call” in opposition to the pipeline.
It’s no wonder why: The White House public comment phone line is still shut down.
In response to Trump’s comments, hundreds of activists gathered outside of The White House to stand up for indigenous rights and clean water.
We must continue to speak up. Send a message to Trump: Halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline and allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct an environmental review.
For months, the Standing Rock Sioux tirelessly fought the pipeline to secure the protection of sacred burial grounds and access to clean water. These water protectors, alongside other activists, successfully pressured the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to halt construction of the pipeline until further environmental review. But Trump told his officials to terminate these plans and move forward with the pipeline.
Amid freezing temperatures and a militarized police force, the Standing Rock Sioux and their allies bravely put their safety on the line to protect their sacred land and water. We cannot be silent while Trump threatens their rights and seeks to reverse their hard-fought triumph.
Thanks for speaking up.