On December 22, Jane Fondaannounced her divesting of financial holdings from Wells Fargo, one of the major investors in the Dakota Access Pipeline, at the Hollywood Wells Fargo Branch. Despite the denial of the permits to drill and the calling for an Environmental Impact Statement by The Army Corp of Engineers, pipeline owners Energy Transfer Partners/Sunoco have continued to work in defiance of federal mandate on constructing the pipeline proposed to run under the Standing Rock Sioux’s water supply and through ancestral burial grounds.
Perhaps emboldened by the election of Trump, an oil company just applied for a permit to frack off the California coast — it’s the first application since the feds lifted a moratorium on the controversial process earlier this year. If the feds grant the permit, oil companies would soon begin fracking in the wildlife-rich Santa Barbara Channel — home to sea otters and endangered blue whales — putting our coasts and beaches at risk.
Working with our ally Communities for a Better Environment, SoCal 350 and Tar Sands Action SoCal submitted this letter to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD), asking for a deeper look at environmental studies regarding the Tesoro Wilmington (LA Harbor) Refinery Integration with the BP’s massive Carson facility.
SoCal Indigenous Peoples and Allies in Support of Standing Rock Called on President Obama on November 15 to Put a Permanent Stop to PipelineLos Angeles, California — On November 15, thousands joined Southern California Indigenous Groups, Climate Action Organizations, Environmentalists, Political Activists, and Labor Groups in a nationwide day of action against the Dakota Access Pipeline, demonstrating in solidarity with water protectors in North Dakota at the Army Corps of Engineers office in Downtown Los Angeles, California.
Following Bernie Sanders Call for President Obama to Halt the Dakota Access Pipeline, Activists Greeted Him at a $100,000 Hillary Clinton Fundraiser in Beverly Hills
Organized by Our Revolution Los Angeles and SoCal Climate Action 350, protesters are echoing the call by Bernie Sanders and four other senators, including CA senior senator Dianne Feinstein, to halt construction on the 1,700 mile pipeline, revoke the permits and conduct a full environmental and cultural impact report.