Click to stop Dakota Access pipeline

Dear Georgiann,

I write to you today to ask you to lend your voice to our new call against the Dakota Access pipeline. For though our resistance at Standing Rock could not keep the oil away, if you join with us again today, we may be able to stop much more of it from threatening my homeland.

Energy Transfer Partners is now planning to double the amount of oil DAPL carries, to over a million barrels a day. And they’re doing this — once more — without the informed consent of my people.

Leaders from Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Pine Ridge, and Rosebud have partnered with the Lakota People’s Law Project to demand a public hearing. Together we’re asking for transparency and an opportunity to have our say. Will you take a moment now to lend your voice? You can click this link to send an email telling North Dakota’s Public Service Commission that the people must be heard!

Lakota leaders (clockwise from top left: Rosebud Sioux Tribe President Rodney M. Bordeaux, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier, Phyllis Young of Standing Rock, and Oglala Sioux Tribe President Julian Bear Runner) have come together to call for a public hearing on a proposed expansion to the Dakota Access pipeline.

The fossil fuel industry tells us that increasing the oil flow through pipelines isn’t dangerous, but U.S. regulators say they aren’t so sure about that. The United States suffers hundreds of liquid pipeline incidents every year. DAPL itself has already leaked 11 times!

We simply can’t trust the oil companies, and you could make a huge difference in holding them to proper account. Please stand together again with Standing Rock—and officials from several Lakota nations—and join our call for a public hearing before the Aug. 9 deadline!

Wopila Tanka — Thank you for making a difference! Mni Wiconi.

Phyllis Young

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

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