Trump announces Keystone XL approved for a second time; Indigenous Environmental Network responds
Indian Country Today
Indigenous Environmental Network
Early today, President Trump issued a revised Executive Order approving TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline project. This revised order is an attempt by the President to bypass federal environmental laws that apply to federal agencies: Such as the National Environmental Policy Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, and the Endangered Species Act.
The following is a statement by the Indigenous Environmental Network:
“This is clearly an attack on environmental law procedure and violates the right to free, prior, and informed consent from the tribal nations that call the “Medicine line” (the US-Canadian border) traditional and ancestral home territory. Two federal courts have already agreed with us, that any action by the president to ram this dirty tar sands pipeline thru is premature and unlawful. In defense of the sacred and the protection of Indigenous peoples, we will continue to fight this pipeline, even if that means further legal action against the office of the President of the United States.”
The Indigenous Environmental Network is an alliance of Indigenous Peoples whose Shared Mission is to Protect the Sacredness of Earth Mother from contamination & exploitation by Respecting and Adhering to Indigenous Knowledge and Natural Law.