Over the weekend at the No Dakota Access Pipeline Protest at Standing Rock, the Morton County Sheriff’s Dept. turned water cannons on the Water Protectors in freezing temperatures, along with rubber bullets and concussion hand grenades. This is a critical struggle to support, as it determines the use of force deemed acceptable under the new administration and also sets the agenda for fossil fuel investment and financing.
In response, organizers are now calling for a week of action starting on November 25th that will culminate in a Global Day of Action on December 1st. Writing on the #NoDAPL facebook page, they go on to say,
The main targets are financiers of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the police departments that have been brought in from across the Midwest to brutalize water protectors.
Find a target and take action: https://nodaplsolidarity.org/
If you are doing a public action, register it here: https://actionnetwork.org/…/nodapl-solidarity-week-of-actio…
The financial footing of the Dakota Access Pipeline is in jeopardy if they do not complete the project by January 1st. If this deadline is missed, a majority of the stakeholders with contracts to ship oil through the pipeline will be able to renegotiate or cancel their contracts. This could be devastating to Energy Transfer Partners and the other pipeline companies behind DAPL.
With its vulnerabilities exposed, our solidarity efforts are needed now more than ever.
We encourage our supporters to join the #NoDAPL Day of Action on Dec 1st, particularly around the banks financing the pipeline. Please also spread the word to your local communities!
Here are some other helpful links:
#BankExit – Close your bank account, if you have one at one of the Standing Rock investment banks:
Phone numbers to call and voice opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline and the human rights abuses by militarized police and security contractors:
Dakota Access Pipeline Company, Energy Transfer Partners: (214) 981-0700
Lee Hanse Exec. VP of Energy Transfer Partners (210) 403-6455
Glenn Emery VP Energy Transfer Partners (210) 403-6762
U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers: (202) 761-0010; (202) 761-0014
Department of Justice: (202)-353-1555; (202)-514-2000
White House: (202)-456-1414; (202)-456-1111
North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple (701) 328-2200
Morton County North Dakota Sheriff’s Department (701) 667-3330