For Immediate Release
The Fight Against Dakota Access Pipeline Will Continue
"We are Angered and Determined"
Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch
WASHINGTON - “Today marks the latest episode in a long history of violation and disrespect toward American indigenous communities by the federal government. We are angered by the use of overwhelming force to clear peaceful water protectors from the Standing Rock camps, and we are more determined than ever to provide solidarity and support to indigenous communities across the country that are resisting dangerous fossil fuel infrastructure projects near their homes. The fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline will continue in the courts and in the streets. And our fight against the dirty, polluting, profit-driven fossil fuel industry will continue to grow in strength and determination from coast to coast.”
Food & Water Watch is a nonprofit consumer organization that works to ensure clean water and safe food. We challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources by empowering people to take action and by transforming the public consciousness about what we eat and drink.