Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco
Issue: Environmental and Social Justice
Program Topic: Update from Resistance to Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock
Key Discussion Points:
1) Penobscot Water Protector Dawn Neptune Adams and Indigenous Environmental Network organizer Kandi Mossett report on the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is slated to cross Standing Rock Sioux treaty lands, directly above their reservation and under the Missouri River’s Lake Oahe, source for the area’s water supply.
2)Under the directive of a Trump executive order, the Army Corp of Engineers halted an Environmental Impact Study and issued the last easement needed by Energy Transfer Partners to lay the Dakota Access Pipeline across Standing Rock Sioux treaty lands, directly above their reservation and under the Missouri River’s Lake Oahe, source for the area’s water supply. Though legal challenges are still in court, the company has resumed construction of the pipeline.
3) The Dakota Access Pipeline is slated to carry fracked oil from the locally polluting Bakken Shale fields, an extraction operation effecting the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation at the Fort Berthold Reservation. IEN organizer, Kandi Mossett is a member of this Nation.
Dawn Neptune Adams, Penobscot Water Protector at Standing Rock
Kandi Mossett, Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) www.ienearth.org www indigenousrising.org
This program was produced in partnership with the Sunlight Media Collective.