Goodbye Keystone XL Pipeline, the Fight Continues
After over a decade of organizing we've got some good news: the Keystone XL Pipeline has officially been cancelled. This pipeline has been a scourge to the environment and a violation of treaties with indigenous communities long enough for its full approval to ping pong between three U.S. presidents, all the while leading to countless oil spills and arrests of water protectors.
In 2016 criminal charges where brought against journalist Amy Goodman for reporting on the Standing Rock community organizing at another line: the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Democracy Now crew was able to capture some blood on camera, because the oil industry isn't above siccing dogs on water defenders.
Some folks my age refer to themselves as the Standing Rock Generation, I refer to myself as the #NoKXL Generation. This movement activated me & taught me so much about organizing. One lesson I've learned over the yrs, which is proved today, is that building grassroots power works— Jade Begay (@_jadebegay) June 9, 2021
The fight goes on as pressure continues against Enbridge Line 3.
Let's also not forget that there are water protectors like Jasilyn Charger and Oscar High Elk who are still facing charges for putting their bodies on the frontline for us all.— Indigenous Environmental Network (@IENearth) June 9, 2021