A pipeline for fracked oil that would go from North Dakota to Illinois must be stopped. Bernie Sanders issued a call to action to stand with activists who are fighting the Dakota Access pipeline.
Will you add your name to stop this pipeline?
An oil company is trying to build a pipeline for fracked oil all the way from North Dakota to Illinois. It would carry some of the dirtiest oil on the planet and present a tremendous threat to our planet's fight against climate change.
It's called the Dakota Access pipeline, and it must be stopped.
Activists led by farmers and Native American tribal nations are fighting the pipeline with both grassroots activism and legal tools. Bernie Sanders issued this call to action to support their work:
"The major global crisis facing our planet today is climate change. The vast majority of scientists tell us that climate change is real, it is caused by humans and it is already causing devastating problems. They say that if we do not aggressively transition our energy system away from fossil fuels toward energy efficiency and sustainable energy, the planet we leave our children will be a much less habitable place.
"Like the Keystone XL pipeline, which I opposed since day one, the Dakota Access fracked oil pipeline will transport some of the dirtiest fuel on the planet. Regardless of the court’s decision, the Dakota Access pipeline must be stopped. As a nation, our job is to break our addiction to fossil fuels, not increase our dependence on oil. I join with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the many tribal nations fighting this dangerous pipeline."
When people stand together, we can defeat the greed of the biggest fossil fuel companies. That's why today we're asking you to stand with the activists, farmers, and tribal nations opposing the Dakota Access pipeline.
Something shocking happened this weekend to the Lakota and Sioux activists who have been protesting the pipeline in North Dakota. The private security firm hired by the pipeline company attacked the activists with dogs and pepper spray.
This is a dangerous escalation by a company that is apparently so desperate to build its $3.6 billion pipeline for fracked oil it would attack peaceful activists.
Because the pipeline would go through their land, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other nations have been leading prayer protests for months. Farmers and activists in the way of the pipeline have fought the oil company too.
But it's incumbent on all of us to stand up to this pipeline. For the tribal nations who would have their lands endangered, for the farmers and residents who would have their water threatened, and for all of us who need to fight the effects of climate change.
The good news is that we can win: just this week, another pipeline that would move dirty oil was canceled after months of pressure from activists. Now we must stop this one too.
The first step you can take is to speak out and say you oppose the Dakota Access pipeline and stand with the activists trying to stop it.
Say you stand with activists who oppose the Dakota Access pipeline for fracked oil. Add your name now and help stop this pipeline.
When we all stand up to big corporations who want to profit off of climate change, we can win. Thanks for taking action.
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