Former U.S. Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Backs Native Americans Fighting To Stop ‘Dirty Fuel’ Pipeline

“Like the Keystone XL pipeline, which I opposed since day one, the Dakota Access fracked oil pipeline, will transport some of the dirtiest fuel on the planet.” – Bernie Sanders

A Statement issued this September 6th by U.S. Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders
Posted September 7th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
“I Join With the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Bernie Sanders during one of his presidential campaign rallies just a few short months ago.

Bernie Sanders during one of his presidential campaign rallies just a few short months ago.

“The major global crisis facing our planet today is climate change. The vast majority of scientists tell us that climate change is real, it is caused by humans and it is already causing devastating problems. They say that if we do not aggressively transition our energy system away from fossil fuels toward energy efficiency and sustainable energy, the planet we leave our children will be a much less habitable place.

“Like the Keystone XL pipeline, which I opposed since day one, the Dakota Access fracked oil pipeline, will transport some of the dirtiest fuel on the planet. Regardless of the court’s decision, the Dakota Access pipeline must be stopped. As a nation, our job is to break our addiction to fossil fuels, not increase our dependence on oil. I join with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the many tribal nations fighting this dangerous pipeline.”
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One response to “Former U.S. Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Backs Native Americans Fighting To Stop ‘Dirty Fuel’ Pipeline

  1. Americans lost their chance at having a great and progressive President who very well might have changed their country, and subsequently the world, in a very positive way. He could have been the pebble in the pond that sent out ripples to the world. They allowed the machinations of the powerful political parties to purposely scuttled Bernie. (They couldn’t even label him with a sex scandal or Email fiasco, LOL). They let the terminology of Socialism = Communism tarnish him. That old chestnut was set up in the 50’s as propaganda to foster patriotism against the evil USSR during the cold war and it lingers still.

    For all of their braggadocio about being number one, the US is terribly regressive in so many ways. It is currently a plutocracy, a state ruled by the wealthy and the elite of society, or an oligarchy, a government controlled or ruled by a small and elite group, take your pick. Now they get what they deserve. Good luck people.

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