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Trump Administration Grants Permits to Extend DAPL Through Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin, Threatening Jobs and Water Quality

The New Orleans District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers today issued a permit authorizing Bayou Bridge Pipeline, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, to construct a 162-mile crude oil pipeline through irreplaceable wetlands, communities, and farms stretching across Louisiana. The pipeline is the final leg of a cross-country mega-pipeline that connects the ...


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Stand with Water Protectors & Reject Keystone XL!

By John Wathen, Hurricane Creekkeeper One year ago, I stood in solidarity with thousands of Water Protectors at Standing Rock, North Dakota to stop the flow of dirty and dangerous Bakken crude oil through the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. We were there in peaceful protest with tribal members of the ...


Stand Together and Resist Pipelines

On Wednesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted the final easement allowing Energy Transfer Partners to proceed with construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline by drilling under the Missouri River just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, which paves the way for construction of the final 1.5 miles of the almost 1,200-mile pipeline. ...


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President Trump’s Pipeline Orders Threaten Public Waters

Today, President Trump signed presidential memorandums to advance construction of the Dakota Access and the Keystone XL pipelines that will threaten the water supplies of millions, including the Standing Rock Sioux. Waterkeeper Alliance, a global movement uniting more than 300 Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates across the world, says the order means dire consequences for the ...


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The Legal Reasons DAPL Is Not Dead

Daniel E. Estrin is General Counsel and Legal Director for Waterkeeper Alliance. Like many concerned citizens, I initially felt great relief on December 4th when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will not grant Energy Transfer Partners an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to cross the Missouri River at Lake ...


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Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to Dakota Access Pipeline Permit Decision

Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will not grant an easement that would have allowed the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe, effectively halting Energy Transfer Partners illegal construction on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s ancestral homelands. Waterkeeper Alliance thanks President Obama and Assistant ...


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Do You Stand With Standing Rock? #NoDAPL Month of Action Starts Today!

Water Protectors at Standing Rock are asking for your help with a Month of Solidarity through December. Here’s a few things you can do to help the folks on the ground at Oceti Sakowin camp: GO TO STANDING ROCK Be respectful and ready to work. It is essential that you prepare and plan for inclement ...


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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Speaks At Standing Rock Reservation in Protest of Pipeline

Waterkeeper Alliance President says pipeline’s inevitable leak will poison drinking water of 18 million STANDING ROCK – Yesterday, to prevent one of the nation’s most egregious environmental injustices, Waterkeeper Alliance President Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. joined the fight at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, speaking in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Since September, the people ...


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Stop Dakota Access Before It’s Too Late

Our deadly addiction to fossil fuels and ​our ​too slow transition to a clean energy economy is threatening our very existence, and ultimately ​forces citizens to take measures into their own hands, like the thousands who are engaging in non-violent protest in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.  Their reward?  Pepper spray, vicious attack ...


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Waterkeeper Alliance Calls on President Obama to Halt the Dakota Access Pipeline and Uphold the Rights of Water Protectors

Today, in a letter to President Obama, Waterkeeper Alliance called for the President, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to order an immediate halt to work on the Dakota Access Pipeline until a full, and comprehensive, review of the entire 1,200 mile pipeline is conducted to analyze the impacts to the land, water, and cultural ...