WASHINGTON, D.C. –(ENEWSPF)–November 28, 2016. Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers notified the Standing Rock Sioux tribe that they will evict water protectors from the Oceti Sakowin camp, a primary location housing the resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
In response, Lena Moffitt, director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Dirty Fuels Initiative released the following statement:
“This attempt to dislodge water protectors from their own lands as they stand up for their rights and protect their heritage is a disrespectful and disappointing decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. There is one plain and simple way that the Obama Administration and the Army Corps can fulfill their stated intention of protecting the safety of the public: rejecting the Dakota Access Pipeline now. If anyone should vacate this land, it is Energy Transfer, the company recklessly pushing this pipeline. The Sierra Club continues to stand with our tribal allies as they peacefully organize in this historic effort, and it is clear we are all determined to continue to keep up this fight in the weeks and months to come.”
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