Local Group Shows Support For Pipeline Protestors – Brevard NC


December 5, 2016

A group of concerned citizens Friday morning gathered in front of the Transylvania County Courthouse in support of the protest by Native Americans in North Dakota of a proposed pipeline.

Wayne Clark helped organize Friday’s local show of support with other members of an informal coffee group. Clark said the actions by pipeline owner’s Energy Transfer Partners LP, based in Texas, are all “profit and money driven,” with “contempt for Native American concerns.” The $3.8-billion, 1,172-mile pipeline is scheduled to go underneath a lake on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Protestors say it would threaten water resources and sacred Native American sites. Clark said he believes this protest is part of larger environmental implications, with the incoming Trump administration. Clark described the administration as having “minimal regard for the environment and climate change.” This past weekend more than 2,000 veterans are also scheduled to join demonstrators in North Dakota. Wesley Clark, a retired U.S. Army general, and other veterans, have started a crowdfunding campaign, GoFundMe.com, to raise money to help veterans support the protests.


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