Read Grist’s previous coverage of the Dakota Access pipeline.
From Battleboro to D.C. and Atlanta to Oakland, protesters around the U.S. rallied Tuesday in support of the Standing Rock Sioux and their fight against the Dakota Access pipeline, which would carry about half-a-million barrels of crude oil per day across four Midwestern states and tribal lands.
According to rally organizers, a crowd of 3,000 gathered in front of the White House on Tuesday, along with members of the Standing Rock Sioux and other tribal nations. Speakers included Bernie Sanders, who told the crowd, “We cannot allow our drinking water to be poisoned so that a handful of fossil fuel companies can make even more in profits.”
Last week, the Obama administration intervened for the first time by temporarily halting to construction of the pipeline on federal land. In a letter to employees sent Tuesday, the company building the pipeline says they remain committed to its $3.7 billion project.
See photos from rallies across America:
from NY to ND, we as sisters stand together to protect clean water. let us bridge these divides. let us see beyond the illusions in front of us. let us create a world for our children that promises them rivers to swim in, oceans to explore, and lakes to float upon. #UpToUs #RezpectOurWater #NoDAPL #StandWithStandingRock #nodakotaaccess @bobbijean20 @byellowtail
Today, more than 3000 people rallied in Washington DC to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Dakota Access Pipeline was approved without adequate environmental reviews or consultation from the community — and any spill is a direct threat to water supplies for the Standing Rock Sioux who live less than a mile downstream. Check out our snapchat to follow our coverage of the rally @ GreenpeaceInt. #Greenpeace #NoDAPL #StandWithStandingRock
These children warmed my heart last night. They kept chanting "Water is Life" and never grew tired. I asked to take this photo and they were so excited and a few of them even gave me a hug. THIS is what we are fighting for. Clean water and land for our children and grandchildren. They deserve better! #rezpectourwater #StandWithStandingRock #WaterIsLife #NoDAPL #StandingRock
Yesterday nearly 2000 people in NYC stood in solidarity for Standing Rock. Banners and burning sage filled the air as speakers rallied in support of the indigenous brothers and sisters protecting the land against the Dakota Access Pipeline. #waterislife #nodapl #youcantdrinkoil #standforstandingrock
Thanks to our allies in NYC for putting together a rally in Washington Square Park! #miniwiconi #nodapl #rezpectourwater • • • Repost from @rezpectourwater using @RepostRegramApp #NYC #StandingRock #SacredStoneCamp #IStandWithStandingRock #DakotaAccessPipeline #StandForStandingRock #KelcyWarren #WaterIsLife #BeTheChange @FoxNews @ABCnews @CBSnews @BBCnews @KatuTV
KNOW WATER, KNOW LIFE – NO WATER, NO LIFE. photo at #NoDAPL protest IN DC by Tomas Alejo. An exhibit of photographs from the camp and protectors actions will be on exhibit at Self Help Graphics & Art @shg1970 starting this Friday for a month. @teko_one www.TomasAlejo.com #tomasalejo #standingrock #standforstandingrock #waterislife #mniwiconi