Scientists Back Native American Protesters In Dakota Access Fight, Citing Probability of Environmental Destruction and Water Pollution
A #NoDAPL solidarity event in Oakland, California earlier this month. (Photo: Peg Hunter/flickr/cc)
Close to 100 scientists have signed onto a letter decrying “inadequate environmental and cultural impact assessments” for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), and calling for a halt to construction until such tests have been carried out as requested by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
“The DAPL project is just one of many haphazard approaches to natural resource extraction that overlook broader consequences of oil development,” they wrote.
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