Gulf Coast Environmental Justice Organizers launch the L’eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp

Springfield, LA – Following legal victories for the Tribes at Standing Rock, Water Protectors in Southern Louisiana will open the L’eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp tomorrow. The launch marks the next fight to protect Indigenous rights, life-giving water and to stop Energy Transfer Partners from committing acts of environmental injustice. Continue reading

Standing Rock to the World: 10 Indigenous and Environmental Struggles You Can Support in 2017

The Black Snake is not yet dead. Far from it. The corporations behind the Dakota Access pipeline made it clear that they “fully expect to complete construction of the pipeline without any additional rerouting in and around Lake Oahe.” Continue reading

Indigenous Environmental Network on Army Corps Statement regarding Dakota Access Pipeline

Cannon Ball, ND – In a letter to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced they have not made a final decision on whether to grant Dakota Access an easement to drill under the Missouri River. Continue reading

Coalition Support of Tribal Lawsuits Against US Army Corps Permits for the Dakota Access Pipeline

On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, the US Army Corps of Engineers (“USACE”) approved the water crossing permits for the Dakota Access Pipeline, proposed to carry fracked oil from the Bakken fields in North Dakota 1,172 miles to Patoka, Illinois. Continue reading