Published November 14, 2016
STANDING ROCK INDIAN RESERVATION – Robert Kennedy, Jr. president of Waterkeeper Alliance, will visit and speak at Standing Rock Indian Reservatoin on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
Kennedy, the son of the late U.S Senator Robert F. Kennedy who was a champion of American Indians, will visit Standing Rock “to prevent one of the nation’s biggest environmental injustices,” according to Waterkeep Alliance.
What: 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.
Why: 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.R
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