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Dakota Access Shutdown, Dominion Pipeline Decision Show Failures of Trump’s Fossil Fuel Agenda
Grassroots movements are winning the battles against dirty energy corporations
WASHINGTON - Yesterday, utility giants Duke Energy and Dominion abruptly announced they were abandoning the controversial Atlantic Coast fracked gas pipeline. Today, the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that a federal permit for the Dakota Access oil pipeline failed to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act, and it must shut down by early next month.
In response to these stunning events, Food & Water Action Policy Director Mitch Jones released the following statement:
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“These monumental defeats for the fossil fuel industry are a clear sign that bold community opposition, strategic legal challenges and state-level clean energy legislation are all working together to thwart the Trump administration’s pro-polluter agenda. The campaign to stop the Dakota Access pipeline, led by indigenous groups whose water would have been directly impacted by that filthy project, inspired and emboldened climate activists across the country. The Trump White House can boast and bluster all it wants, and corporate behemoths can scheme to take advantage of the administration’s fondness for fossil fuels, but they are no match for determined grassroots opposition movements fighting for environmental justice and an end to the degradation of our air, water and climate. Fossil fuels are dying, and there is little that Donald Trump can do to save them.”
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