400 Riders, Marchers, and Pipeline Fighters: #SDPUCnoKXL!

On Sunday, July 26, 20 riders on horseback led nearly 400 people in a march across the Missouri River to protest the Keystone XL pipeline! Hearings on the state’s pipeline permit started today at the Capitol building, where numerous organizations, tribes, and native and non-native individuals have intervened to oppose the permit certification.



Today, the people of South Dakota won – we have shown we will not let this pipeline be built across these lands!


Organized under the banner of No KXL Dakota, a coalition of native and non-native grassroots groups opposed to Keystone XL, the march was the culmination of years of work to build relationships across cultures, ethnicities, religions, classes, and peoples of South Dakota. Marchers from across the state were joined in solidarity by members of the Ponca Nation and people from Missouri, California, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.



Media coverage of the march:
PHOTOS from the Capital Journal:


South Dakota Pipeline Fighter’s Statement on the Nebraska State Supreme Court Keystone XL Decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, January 9, 2015


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe ✤ Yankton Sioux Tribe ✤ Standing Rock Sioux Tribe ✤ Indigenous Environmental Network ✤ Dakota Rural Action


South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Intervenor’s Statement on the Nebraska State Supreme Court Keystone XL Decision

Pierre, SD — The intervenors against TransCanada’s Keystone XL permit certification in South Dakota releases the following joint statement in response to today’s Nebraska Supreme Court’s Decision:

“The Nebraska State Supreme Court decision does not change the facts on the matter. The Keystone XL pipeline still remains a threat to the livelihoods of America’s farmers, ranchers, tribal nations, and individual landowners. And the fact remains that TransCanada cannot build Keystone XL in South Dakota.

We South Dakota pipeline fighters stand strong in our commitment to see the Keystone XL permit rejected by our state’s Public Utilities Commission and by President Obama.

The President has all the information he needs to act and reject Keystone XL today. This pipeline fails the President’s climate test. We encourage him to make the right choice to the benefit of us all.”


Contact: Dallas Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network: (507)412-7609
Sabrina King, Dakota Rural Action: (605)939-0527