Raging Grannies at the Stop Dakota Access Pipeline demonstration in San Francisco August 24. Hats, scarves, and berets kept us warm in the chilly city! We stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux who have stopped construction of a dangerous oil pipeline that runs very close to their tribal lands.
The tribe is suing federal regulators for approving permits for the Dakota Access Pipeline that will move oil from North Dakota to Illinois.
Standing Rock members say the pipeline’s route under the Missouri River could threaten its water supplies if the pipeline leaks or breaks. The chairman of the tribe said the Corps of Engineers failed to do proper consultation with his tribe before granting federal approvals for the pipeline.