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The fight continues—NoDAPL
Kathy Attar, MPH
February 14, 2017
PSR's Dr. David Drake visited the Standing Rock camp in December to deliver supplies
Early this week President Trump ordered the U.S. army to expedite the North Dakota Access Pipeline and they did. The Army granted the final permit for the oil pipeline—despite strong objection from Native American Tribes, and public health and environmental groups including PSR.
The pipeline will transport over 500,000 gallons of fracked oil daily, crossing underneath the Missouri River. There is great concern for the potential contamination of the Missouri River watershed and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's drinking water supply from even a slow leak of corrosive oil from the pipeline, let alone a large break in the pipeline. The underwater supply, once contaminated, cannot be cleaned, as there is no "away" for toxic oil to go in the aquifer.
The energy companies developing the Dakota Access pipeline have a terrible safety record. Thousands of gallons of oil have been spilled in dozens of accidents over the last two years, according to an analysis performed by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, an environmental health and justice organization. The Bucket Brigade works with communities living near Louisiana's oil refineries and chemical plants.
Opposition will continue and your voice is more important than ever—for the health of our planet and out of respect for our tribal nations.
Tell the Army Corp of Engineers you oppose the North Dakota Access Pipeline and ask them to pass your message on to President Trump. Call 202-761-8700.
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