Last Updated on Thursday, 12 January 2017 13:09
Published on Thursday, 03 November 2016 15:54
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
Ojai locals will once again stand in solidarity Friday with demonstrators rallying against the Dakota Access pipeline near Cannon Ball, N.D.
See also: “Locals rally against North Dakota pipeline,” Ojai Valley News, Sept. 15, 2016
Demonstrators from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation set up camp in April in what they call “a historic gathering of tribes, allies and people from all walks of life” to protest the pipeline's construction. They argue an oil spill from the pipeline would devastate local waters.
“It is precisely because of our deep connection to these waters — in both practical and spiritual ways — that an oil spill from the Dakota Access pipeline into Lake Oahe would be so devastating to us,” wrote Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II in a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
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