For Immediate Release: February 8, 2017
Green For All Decries Decision to Advance DAPL
SAN FRANCISCO -- Green For All Director Vien Truong released the following statement in response to news that the Trump Administration has waived the environmental impact assessment, paving the way for the final step to construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline:
“The Trump Administration has shown a careless disregard for the environment and the people who live nearby. First, by nominating Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency and now, by ditching an important environmental impact study of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Allowing this pipeline to be built without evaluating the environmental and human consequences is reckless and irresponsible. The only thing Trump has demonstrated since assuming office is that he is for the one percent, putting profit above human life. Allowing the pipelines to advance could endanger the drinking water supply for thousands of Americans, and impose violence on indigenous peoples and communities on the frontlines of the worst pollution.
“We stand with the Standing Rock Sioux, indigenous peoples and all frontline families to resist these pipelines. We will fight for everyone’s right to breathe clean air, have safe drinking water, and receive better solutions. The Dakota Access Pipeline won’t make America great. We should be investing in projects that put people to work building a clean energy future for all.”