By Cassady Craighill, Greenpeace
In solidarity with the water protectors at Standing Rock who are scheduled to be forcibly removed by the Trump administration at 2pm local time on February 22, 2017, Greenpeace USA Climate Campaigner Mary Sweeters said:
“This country owes a great deal of gratitude and respect to the 300 Indigenous communities and counting who united at Standing Rock to oppose this disastrous pipeline and affirm their rights as sovereign nations. These water protectors inspired people around the world by standing up for the right to clean water and a future free from fossil fuels. Allies around the world acting in solidarity with Standing Rock cannot stop now. We must expose every institution pushing the Dakota Access Pipeline project through and projects like it.
Let’s not forget that Trump has personally invested in Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, and despite his claims to sever his personal business ties, there has been zero evidence of that. We cannot let Trump profit off of the pain of people in this country, most notably the people of Standing Rock whose water the pipeline will impact.”
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