Hillary Clinton, stop DAPL pipeline, petition

This video from the USA says about itself:



From (Bernie Sanders‘) OurRevolution.com in the USA:

Police stormed the Native encampment in the path of the Dakota Access pipeline and arrested more than 100 people trying to stop this pipeline‘s threat to water sources and climate change. There’s only one person who has the power to stop this pipeline from being built: Hillary Clinton. If she says she totally opposes the pipeline, it won’t be built.

Add your name to our petition calling on Hillary Clinton to oppose the Dakota Access pipeline.

The Dakota Access pipeline would carry some of the dirtiest oil on the planet across four states, putting at risk farms, native land, critical water sources, and our fight against climate change.

Tens of thousands of members of Our Revolution have stood up to oppose the construction of the pipeline, and you’ve helped contribute tens of thousands of dollars to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe leading the fight against the pipeline in North Dakota.

But this week things took a turn for the worse. Police armed in military gear stormed the occupation, arresting more than 100 Native activists, journalists, and others there in solidarity, and destroyed the Native encampment in the path of the pipeline.

This is an unacceptable escalation with the explicit goal of allowing a corporation to profit off the continued destruction of our planet. And so we must escalate as well.

There is one person who will have the power to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline: Secretary Hillary Clinton. If she is to be our next president, she will have the power to stop the pipeline. And our best opportunity to get her to oppose it is before the election.

Please add your name to our petition calling on Hillary Clinton to say she opposes the Dakota Access pipeline, and asking her to cancel its construction if she is the next president.

Native American youth held an action in the lobby of Secretary Clinton’s campaign headquarters asking her to oppose the pipeline. They delivered a letter from the tribes involved, and the response from Secretary Clinton’s campaign was thoroughly disappointing.

Clinton’s campaign said:

“We received a letter today from representatives of the tribes protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. From the beginning of this campaign, Secretary Clinton has been clear that she thinks all voices should be heard and all views considered in federal infrastructure projects. Now, all of the parties involved—including the federal government, the pipeline company and contractors, the state of North Dakota, and the tribes—need to find a path forward that serves the broadest public interest. As that happens, it’s important that on the ground in North Dakota, everyone respects demonstrators’ rights to protest peacefully, and workers’ rights to do their jobs safely.”

This is the complete wrong way to consider what’s happening with this pipeline. The pipeline would carry millions of gallons of fracked oil. It threatens to poison the Standing Rock Sioux’s source of water. It would threaten farmers’ livelihood. It is a huge threat to climate change.

The only path forward should be cancelling the pipeline. Period.

We think that if hundreds of thousands of people call on Hillary Clinton to oppose the pipeline as soon as possible, we can secure a commitment to have the pipeline canceled if she’s president. But our best chance is before the election. That’s why it is so important to take action now.

The window is closing for us to get Hillary Clinton to oppose the Dakota Access pipeline. Add your name to our petition now asking her to promise to cancel the pipeline, and we’ll deliver your signature to her campaign.

We can stop this pipeline if all of us stand together. Thank you for supporting Native tribes, farmers, and everyone trying to save our planet.

In solidarity,

Shannon Jackson
Our Revolution

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