Tell the Trump Administration to stop Big Oil from Completing the Dakota Access Pipeline

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Who's signing

7,863 signatures

Will you sign?

For every 1000 signatures, NationofChange will send a letter to the Trump administration, demanding they stop big oil from completing the Dakota Access Pipeline.

[Update 3/16/2017: We have sent the next letter to President Trump with 7,000+ of your signatures, demanding the Dakota Access Pipeline be abandoned. We will continue to send letters every 1,000 signatures. Thank you!]

UPDATE: The Army Corps of Engineers has denied the permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline, but Energy Transfer Partners insists that they will go ahead with the project.

3,000+ signatures sent to Obama

1,281 professionals from institutions like the Smithsonian and the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries claim that the construction work from the pipeline destroyed “ancient burial sites, places of prayer and other significant cultural artifacts sacred to the Lakota and Dakota people.”

The letter reads further: “The destruction of these sacred sites adds yet another injury to the Lakota, Dakota and other Indigenous Peoples who bear the impacts of fossil fuel extraction and transportation. If constructed, this pipeline will continue to encourage oil consumption that causes climate change, all the while harming those populations who contributed little to this crisis.”

President Obama halted temporarily construction on the the $3.8bn, 1,170-mile pipeline after the Standing Rock Sioux tribe legally challenged the project. The pipeline is supposed to funnel oil from the Bakken oil Fields in the Great Plains to Illinois and run next to the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.

We need to ensure the company abandons the pipeline on American Indian land. Sign the petition and stand with the thousands of professionals, and the Standing Rock Sioux, to tell the Trump administration to stop big oil from completing the Dakota Access pipeline for its destruction of Standing Rock Sioux lands, burial sites, and ancient artifacts that are crucial to our understanding of American heritage. 

 


Showing 7681 reactions

  • For every 1000 signatures we will send a letter to the Obama administration demanding the pipeline be abandoned.
  • Nelson Molina
  • This boondoggle is leaking even before it’s finished. When non-union contractors don’t pay enough to hire competent welders and this is what you get, poisoned land and drinking water.
  • However, you MUST do MUCH more. We MUST keep ALL climate-changing fossil fuels IN THE GROUND!
  • However, you MUST do MUCH more. We MUST keep ALL climate-changing fossil fuels IN THE GROUND!
  • yo pere
  • Nina-Maria Walker
  • Protect Clean Water and Native Rights and STOP THIS PIPELINE!!!!!!
  • Donna Ridley
  • Victoria Peyser

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