Stop Dakota Access pipeline, petition

This video from the USA says about itself:

Crooked Donald Trump To Profit From Controversial Oil Pipeline

17 November 2016

Though he campaigned against corruption, Donald Trump stands to profit from the Dakota Access Pipeline. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“The operator of the Dakota Access pipeline has asked a federal judge to approve immediate construction under the Missouri river just one day after the US government delayed the oil project that has faced international opposition from indigenous groups and environmental activists.

Energy Transfer Partners, the owner of the $3.7bn pipeline, accused President Barack Obama’s administration of being “motivated purely by politics” and said it would “vigorously pursue its legal rights” to build under the river that provides the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s water supply.

“Dakota Access Pipeline has waited long enough to complete this pipeline,” CEO Kelcy Warren said in a statement. “It is time for the Courts to end this political interference and remove whatever legal cloud that may exist over the right-of-way beneath federal land at Lake Oahe.”

The company said in court filings that the army’s “intransigence in completing its review has already cost Dakota Access hundreds of millions of dollars” and that additional delays will result in further costs.”

Read more here.

From Bernie Sanders‘ Our Revolution organisation in the USA:

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

Authorities have already attacked the peaceful resistance at Standing Rock in North Dakota and arrested journalists and water protectors in the path of the pipeline. Even though the Obama Administration put a temporary hold on construction on one section, the company building the Dakota Access pipeline will be aggressively moving to finish construction before Donald Trump is president.

This means the best shot we have at stopping the Dakota Access pipeline is through bold action by President Obama to declare a “Standing Rock” national monument that prohibits pipelines in, over or underneath the land and water. We must protect the Great Sioux Nation’s homelands.

With a little more than two months left in President Obama’s term, we have very little time to organize and convince the president to declare a “Standing Rock” national monument. That is why we need your support today.

Add your name to our petition to President Obama asking him to declare a “Standing Rock” national monument in order to stop the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline.

The election of Donald Trump to be our next president means the stakes are higher than ever in our fight against climate change. It means we need to be vigilant about any threats to our environment, and we must be ready to advocate for bold action.

Tens of thousands of members of Our Revolution have stood up to oppose the construction of the pipeline, and you’ve helped contribute more than one hundred thousand dollars to groups fighting the pipeline. Tribal Chairmen from Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Oglala, Rosebud, Crow Creek, Santee, Lower Brule, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate and Flandreau Sioux Nations all endorse this bold step President Obama can take to protect the land, water and his legacy.

Our work up to this point has helped bring attention to the threat of this pipeline and the stakes in our fight against the effects of climate change. But in less than two months, our president will be someone who believes climate change is a hoax perpetrated by China, who says land can be taken by private corporations against farmers and Tribal Nations legal rights, and who wants to do all he can to increase the use of fossil fuels.

What we’ve accomplished so far has been critical. But if we don’t do more, it won’t be enough. We need President Obama to declare a “Standing Rock” national monument in order to stop the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline.

Please add your name to our petition asking President Obama to make a “Standing Rock” national monument to secure his legacy with Native communities and his history making climate accomplishments. Stand with the Great Sioux Nation to get this done.

Thank you for all you’re doing to help protect our water and fight against climate change. Your support is invaluable. Together we can make a difference.

In solidarity,

Deborah Parker, Jane Kleeb, and Shailene Woodley
Our Revolution Board Members

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