Water is life — and in North Dakota the Standing Rock Sioux tribe is leading an inspiring, historic battle to protect it by stopping the Dakota Access pipeline.
This pipeline would carry almost 19 million gallons of toxic fracked oil per day from North Dakota to Illinois, slashing through traditional indigenous lands, fragile wildlife habitat, sacred sites and the Missouri River. Spills are inevitable, and the carbon costs to our climate are unacceptable.
Hundreds of original nations and millions of other people have joined the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's historical resistance to the pipeline — resistance to sacred-site desecration, water and climate pollution, and colonial oppression.
But while lawsuits and civil disobedience have temporarily halted plans, construction is moving forward, and the Trump administration and its fossil fuel friends are doing everything in their power to see the pipeline finished.
The Center for Biological Diversity and our more than 1 million supporters are committed to doing everything in our power to stand — and act — in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux and stop the Dakota Access pipeline.