November 2, 2016 Responds to Delay on Dakota Access Pipeline

Washington, D.C. — President Obama said in an interview released late Tuesday night that he would consider a reroute of the Dakota Access Pipeline, and that he would let the process play out for “several more weeks.” Sara Shor, Keep It In the Ground Campaign Manager responded with the following statement:

“There’s no reroute that doesn’t involve the same risks to water and climate. President Obama breaking the silence on Dakota Access is a testament to the powerful resistance of Indigenous leaders, but he shouldn’t sit back while people are facing violent repression from militarized law enforcement on the ground. The President needs to reject the permit for this pipeline, now.” is part of a coalition of groups who are supporting a national day of action at Army Corps of Engineers offices across the country on November 15 to send a clear signal to the Obama administration that they must reject the pipeline.


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