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Help Stop the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline!

October 25, 2016

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     I recently received an updated news letter from NRDC in regards to the disastrous  pipeline that is to run through the sacred Native American Indians Dakota land. Our soon to be ex-President has it within his power to stop this atrocity and make the last few days of his presidency have a real, meaningful and lasting legacy. But will he? He needs to hear from us loud and clear that this is what we the people want and expect of him, to represent us as he was elected to do. I am posting a copy of the news letter and a link to a form letter that one may personalize and e-mail with one simple click so that you too can be heard, just as I have done. Thank you for your time to read and act on this important issue.

“In Standing Rock, North Dakota, thousands of Native Americans and their allies have been camped out for months to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline — a dangerous fracked oil pipeline that, if built, threatens the sacred lands and drinking water of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

Last week, the movement had a setback when a federal court rejected the Standing Rock Sioux’s request for an injunction that would block construction of this fossil fuel disaster-in-the-making.

The ruling means that Big Oil is free to bulldoze ahead with the pipeline through the Standing Rock Sioux’s ancestral lands as planned, despite the fact that the Obama administration called a temporary halt to construction on parts of the pipeline last month.

President Obama has the power to stand up to the oil giants and stop this disastrous pipeline for good — but to make that happen, he needs to hear from as many of us as possible.

Tell President Obama to stand with the Standing Rock Sioux people and revoke the permits for the disastrous Dakota Access Pipeline.  {click here to go to letter one may e-mail to be heard.}

This pipeline is dangerous and risky. If completed, it would carry 450,000 gallons of oil a day across more than 1,100 miles — cutting through the heart of the Standing Rock Sioux’s cherished lands, jeopardizing countless sensitive natural areas and threatening our climate and the sole source of drinking water for the tribe.

That’s probably why the companies behind the pipeline took advantage of regulatory loopholes to bypass a transparent and proper public review process.

And it’s why tribal organizers refused to give in, even when met at demonstrations against the pipeline by security guards using pepper spray and guard dogs (several children and tribal elders reportedly suffered dog bites).

These giant companies have shown they’ll go to any lengths necessary to build the pipeline, no matter how vile. They’ve even pledged to spend upwards of $3.8 billion if that’s what it takes!

But for months, people have gathered at Sacred Stone Camp in North Dakota, and at vigils around America, to support the Standing Rock Sioux’s call to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. We’re witnessing the blossoming of a movement — individuals banding together to speak truth to power.

Millions of us fought long and hard to defeat the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Let’s do it again in North Dakota — add your voice to this rising chorus and demand justice.{or click here to go to letter.}

In solidarity,

Rhea
Rhea Suh
President, NRDC”
Rhea Suh

      Once you have read the message from NRDC and hopefully sent your letter you can join me in a nice long walk through some of our beautiful natural wonders with someone you care about. May the wind be cool upon your face and the sun shine on your back and joyousness be your companion until our paths cross again……. Lila

 

    PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE READING THIS AND YOU ARE NOT ON THE WEB SITE “LILA’S ROOM WITH VIEWS…” THEN WHAT YOU ARE READING HAS BEEN  STOLEN AND IS BEING USED WITH OUT MY AUTHORITY AND I HOPE YOU WILL COME TO MY WEB SITE BLOG AT WORDPRESS https://birdladybydayakalilabyrd.wordpress.com 

 

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