Week of Feb 6: Stand With Standing Rock
On January 24th, President Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum instructing the Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with the process to authorize the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has vowed to fight every attempt to complete the pipeline.
Together We Will and the Action Together Network stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Together, we call on our members to take action this week to support the Standing Rock Sioux. With the guidance and assistance of Saily M. Avelenda, Esq., a member of Action Together Network in New Jersey, we have submitted a joint comment to the Army Corps of Engineers outlining our concerns regarding the environmental and cultural impacts of the construction.
How You Can Help:
Submit comments to the Army Corps of Engineers
An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) must be completed and submitted to federal review prior to making a decision regarding the Lake Oahe easement. Currently, the Army Corps of Engineers is soliciting public comments regarding the appropriate scope of the EIS. Without pressure from the public, the EIS will only consider the impact to Lake Oahe and the immediate area. Submit comments in your own words explaining:
- The construction of the Lake Oahe Crossing will destroy sacred ground.
- The crossing of Lake Oahe puts the Tribe’s water supply at risk if the pipeline leaks.
- Other routes that avoid crossing Lake Oahe were not properly considered.
- The option of not extracting the crude oil from the Bakken was not considered.
Submit your comments at: www.standwithstandingrock.net/take-action
- Support the Tribe directly: http://standwithstandingrock.net/donate/
- Support the legal team at Earthjustice: https://secure.earthjustice.org/site/Donation2
- Support the military veterans for Standing Rock: https://www.veterans-stand.info/
Demand your local government stop doing business with banks funding the pipeline
Contact your local city council members and ask them to publish a complete list of banks holding, managing, or investing your city’s funds. If your local government is using any of the banks invested in the DAPL project, then demand that your council members act quickly to withdraw city funds from these banks. You can also apply pressure to local governments to divest from the banks using social media. Tweet using the hashtag #DeFundDAPL
- Wells Fargo
- BNP Paribas
- The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
- Mizuho Bank
- Citibank (CitiGroup)
- TD Securities
- Credit Agricole
- Intesa SanPaolo
- ING Bank
- BBVA Securities
- DBN Capital
- ICBC London
- SMBC Nikko Securities
- Societe General
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