Trump’s DAPL Order: What it Says, What’s Next, and Ways to Respond

From Mears Park rally against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
From Mears Park rally against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

By now, you’ve heard that President Trump signed an executive memorandum to put the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) on the fast track. He also signed an executive order that will weaken environment reviews for a number of infrastructure projects.

Below are links to the verbatim language that Trump signed, a brief look at what’s coming next, and what you can do to stop the pipeline, including tweeting the President and weighing in on the current DAPL environmental impact statement. Continue reading

A Call for Immediate Help at Standing Rock as the Pipeline Approaches the Missouri and Civil Rights Violations Escalate

Today, the Oceti Sakowin Youth put out an appeal for immediate help, asking people to come to North Dakota to help block construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline as construction nears the Missouri River. Meanwhile, legal observers are reporting that law enforcement is stepping up its intimidation tactics and civil rights violations against the Water Protectors near Standing Rock. On Thursday, the North Dakota Capitol was put on lock down and clergy and others were arrested in response to a DAPL protest. Continue reading