Don’t Shield Information on Dakota Access Pipeline from the Public

Target: Kelcy L. Warren, CEO of Energy Transfer Partners

Goal: Revoke the motion submitted to a federal court that would restrict the public from accessing information about the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Dakota Access, LLC, has filed a motion in a federal court in Washington D.C. that would restrict the public’s access to documents and information regarding the controversial and potentially harmful Dakota Access Pipeline. The documents contain details on the pipeline’s route, as well as the company’s plans in the case of a spill or other emergency.

The company argues that it is seeking this motion in order to protect itself from “terrorists” and others who may wish to “damage the pipeline.” Such a statement shows a complete lack of regard for the public — in particular, the Standing Rock Sioux, who have fought tirelessly against this pipeline and stand to lose the most from its construction.

The activists and water protectors who care about the environment and its future should never be compared to terrorists, and have every right to know what is being built on their land. If granted, this motion will set a dangerous precedent in our nation, signaling a lack of transparency and lack of respect for American citizens. Sign the petition to demand that the company revoke this motion.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Warren,

Dakota Access, LLC, a subsidiary of your company, has filed a motion in a federal court that would restrict important information on the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline from the public. Citizens, in particular the Standing Rock Sioux, have a right to know the route of the pipeline, how it may affect them, and how any emergency will be addressed. You are robbing them of these rights.

Even more alarming is the fact that the company has called the Sioux and others who have voiced their concerns over the pipeline “terrorists.” Such a statement shows a complete lack of respect for those who spent months working to protect their homes and the environment. Instead of going behind the backs of the American people, you should be transparent and work with them. I demand that you rescind this motion to keep secrets from the public.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit:  Lindsey G.

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One Comment

  1. This is a sly and despicable move to prevent the public from knowing just what devastation they are causing. Their reasoning is flimsy and transparent. This dangerous motion should NOT be passed.

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