Greening Standing Rock

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#GreenTheRez: Support Energy Sovereignty for Standing Rock!

I stand with Standing Rock as its citizens lead on renewable energy.

Sustaining the Sacred

The injustices perpetrated against the Lakota and their lands during the peaceful and prayerful resistance to the Dakota Access pipeline led us to expand our mission. Now we’re working on sustainable solutions for the climate and the Lakota. It’s time for Standing Rock and the Dakotas to implement alternatives to fossil fuels. Through our efforts to #GreenTheRez, we aim to promote energy independence on Standing Rock and a renewable energy blueprint for other tribal nations to follow.

Power of Partnership

LPLP organizer Phyllis Young goes to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to network with luminaries who can help #GreenTheRez. Phyllis and Chase Iron Eyes discuss the power that partnerships with MIT, tribal leadership, and LPLP supporters like you give to the movement for energy sovereignty at Standing Rock.

Update: Standing Rock #GreenTheRez Campaign—12,000 petitions and counting!

Standing Rock is the third poorest community in the United States, and yet its people pay some of the highest electricity rates in the Dakotas. Watch this video to learn about progress in our campaign to #GreenTheRez and gain energy sovereignty for Standing Rock!

#GreenTheRez: Renewable Solutions and Energy Independence for Standing Rock

LPLP's Phyllis Young spearheads the campaign for energy independence on Standing Rock. Sustainable solutions, new statewide renewable standards, and incentives for green projects can move the Dakotas, which still rely on coal for 70 percent of their energy, away from dependence on fossil fuels.

Native Communities Look to a Renewable Future

The Native American movement for clean energy gains momentum following executive branch fossil fuel approvals.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe wins the first Henry Wallace Award for its #NoDAPL stand and hopes to use the award money to invest in renewable infrastructure. 

Environmental Review of DAPL Ruled Insufficient

US District Court Judge James Boasberg rules that the environmental review of the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) is insufficient and must be reconsidered. It does not halt the flow of oil, but the ruling finds that the Army Corps of Engineers did not evaluate environmental justice in their approval of the pipeline.

This is a limited victory in the fight to protect clean water and Lakota sovereignty, but DAPL should still receive a full Environmental Impact Statement. 

DAPL Moved to Standing Rock

In an effort to protect the city's water, the Dakota Access pipeline is rerouted away from Bismarck to cross the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The move violates Lakota treaty rights and threatens Standing Rock’s water supply instead.