Why the Dakota access pipeline sucks and what you can do about it

By Dannielle Owens-Reid

 

 

 

UPDATE AND IMMEDIATE ACTION:

11 / 21 / 2016

 

"Hundreds of water protectors were injured at the Standing Rock encampments when law enforcement blasted them with water cannons in freezing temperatures Sunday evening."

To stop the violence:

1 - Save the image to the right

2 - Go to faxzero.com

3 - Fax the image to MORTON COUNTY SHERRIFF'S DEPT:
KYLE KIRCHMEIER 701-667-3463

or call 701-667-3330

to speak to someone. 

 

An oil pipeline is going to poison an entire community: 

A huge company is building an oil pipeline through the Missouri River. It’ll transport the dirtiest oil right through some of the cleanest water in the US. If there is a crack, leak, spill, any breakage, (which is super common) that oil will seep into the water and that water will become toxic.

The company that owns Sunoco just got their permit approved (btw Rick Perry is on their board of directors, in case that gives anyone else the fucking creeps). In response, a bunch of kids from Standing Rock Reservation physically ran across the country (1800 miles) in protest, carrying a petition w/ over 140,000 signatures, and met with the white house. NOW these kids, members of indigenous tribes around the nation, and their allies, are standing in front of massive equipment, using their bodies to stop construction and putting their lives on the line to protect this water.
 

Why it matters: 

When that water gets contaminated by oil, it will be poisoned, essentially deadly, within the hour. It’ll effect anyone in any community along the river or connecting rivers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois. More people than we can fathom will lose access to clean water, and it’ll happen quickly. These kids are fighting for our access to clean water, too. 

What happened in Flint could have been avoided if we had known about it. This time we have a shot.

 

How you can help:

This is a big list of things we can do. Sharing info, donating funds, sending supplies… We all have different abilities and means so here are a number of ways you can help.
 

DONATE TO THE CAUSE: 

To donate thru GoFundMe: bit.ly/SacredStoneFund

To donate to Medic / Healer counsel: bit.ly/StandingRockMedic

To donate to legal defense fund: bit.ly/SacredStoneLegal

If you cannot donate, consider sharing these links in case someone in your circle has the cash, but doesn’t know about this yet! 
 

SEND SUPPLIES: 

Send directly using their Amazon Wish List: bit.ly/SacredStoneAmazon

To send / drop off Supplies: 202 Main Street Fort Yates, ND 58538

Full list of supplies needed: bit.ly/SacredStoneSupplies

Some examples of supplies needed: canned food, cookware, toilet paper, diapers, reusable plates & utensils, tents, solar powered gear, flashlights, blankets, water jugs.

 

PHYSICALLY SHOW UP:

If you want to join in ND, and use your body or talents to bring support, sign up here: bit.ly/SacredStoneCampVolunteer

If you've got access to a boat and can be in ND by August 20th: bit.ly/SacredStoneWater

 

FOLLOW THE STORY:

Follow on Facebook: bit.ly/SacredStoneFB

Follow the Standing Rock kids on Twitter: twitter.com/rezpectourwater

Follow the Standing Rock kids on IG: instagram.com/rezpectourwater/

 

UPDATE 08 / 17 -- 

DAKOTA ACCESS, LLC HAS SUED STANDING ROCK CHAIRMAN DAVID ARCHAMBAULT II

To help with a phone call: 

Call the Energy Transfer Partners Headquarters at (214) 981-0700 and tell them:

“If built, the Dakota Access Pipeline will threaten the health and safety of all those living along its path, and particularly members of the Standing Rock Reservation. We know from the long history of impunity oil companies have enjoyed when it comes to pipeline leaks that it is not a matter of IF this pipeline leaks, but WHEN. I’m calling to demand that you drop the lawsuit you have filed against the chairman of Standing Rock and cease pipeline construction immediately.”
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