Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to Visit Standing Rock on Nov. 15

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., president of Waterkeeper Alliance, speaking in Boulder, Colorado. Photo: John L. Wathen / Hurricane Creekkeeper.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., president of Waterkeeper Alliance, speaking in Boulder, Colorado. Photo: John L. Wathen / Hurricane Creekkeeper.

Waterkeeper Alliance President Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to Speak At Standing Rock Reservation in Protest of Pipeline

By Hailey Bossert, Mixte Communications

Across the nation, communities face environmental and public health threats at the hands of corporate interest. To prevent one of the nation’s biggest environmental injustices, Waterkeeper Alliance President Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will join the fight at Standing Rock Indian Reservation in protest of Dakota Access Pipeline and call on President Obama for immediate action.

Kennedy, representing over 300 different Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates across the world, will proudly stand in solidarity and support the people of Standing Rock and the Sioux Nation.

Each year in the United States, oil pipelines spill an average of 11-million gallons. When the Dakota Access Pipeline breaks, it will dump crude oil into the Missouri River, poisoning the drinking water of the communities and tribes along the Missouri River Basin. Kennedy will request that President Obama order a halt in construction of the pipeline before he leaves office, and demand the project undergo the legally required Environmental Impact Review.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Founder and President of Waterkeeper Alliance, and Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman, Dave Archambault II, will join together at the Oceti Sakowin Camp at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, Cannon Ball, North Dakota. This is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The afternoon’s plan is:

1-1:30pm — Press Conference at Oceti

1:30-2:30pm — Tour of Camp with Dallas Goldtooth and Joye Braun

3-5pm — On-Site Media Interviews

5:30-7pm — Media Interviews at Prairie Nights Casino and Resort

Waterkeeper Alliance is a global movement uniting more than 300 Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates around the world and focusing citizen advocacy on issues that affect our waterways, from pollution to climate change.

Waterkeepers patrol and protect nearly 2.5 million square miles of rivers, streams and coastlines in the Americas, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. For more information, visit www.waterkeeper.org.

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