Sadly, this news is not surprising. It’s well-documented that pipeline projects lead to an increase in human trafficking, violence, and harassment — especially against Indigenous women.2
On Saturday, Indigenous activists and allies gathered at the Minnesota Governor’s mansion in St. Paul to demand that Gov. Walz revoke the permits to protect Indigenous communities. But we need everyone to speak out and call on Biden to halt construction.
There isn’t a phone line set up for citizens to call the White House, which means that written comments are the best vehicle we have. It only takes 60 seconds.
President Biden has the power to stop this pipeline, just like he stopped Keystone XL. Stopping this project would go a long way in providing safety for Indigenous communities and addressing the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives epidemic.3