Hi there,

The climate crisis, war, attacks on reproductive rights, book bans—these threats aren't looming. They are here now. If you think Democracy Now!'s reporting on these issues is essential, please sign up for a monthly gift of $10 or more. Right now, a generous donor will DOUBLE your gift, making your donation twice as valuable. We don't have a paywall or run ads, which means we’re not brought to you by the oil, gas, coal, or nuclear companies when we cover the climate catastrophe or by the weapons manufacturers when we cover war. Democracy Now! is funded by you and that’s why we need your help today. This is a challenging year for news organizations and nonprofits across the board, so please don’t close this window before making your gift. We're counting on you more than ever to sustain our reporting. Start your monthly donation of $10 or more right now and help Democracy Now! stay strong and independent all year round. Thank you so much.
-Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.


Trump Takes Action to Revive Keystone XL & Dakota Access Pipelines

HeadlineJan 25, 2017

On Tuesday, Donald Trump signed a series of executive memorandums to revive the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines—two major projects halted by the Obama administration following massive resistance from indigenous and environmental groups. The Dakota Access project would carry up to 570,000 barrels of oil a day from North Dakota to Illinois. The Keystone XL pipeline would transport 830,000 barrels of crude every day from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast for export. Trump’s move sparked a number of emergency protests last night. Thousands rallied on Fifth Avenue near Trump Tower in New York City and outside the White House in Washington, D.C. More rallies were held in Seattle, Chicago and Los Angeles. This is actress Jane Fonda, speaking in New York City.

Jane Fonda: “We’re in a whole new era. When there’s a catastrophe that’s happened, we have to be out in the streets. I call him the predator-in-chief. And I say we must never normalize him. We must never legitimize him. He did not win the majority of American votes, and it was an election that was interfered with by foreign—by Russia. And there was a lot of fake news, and he should not be legitimized.”

We’ll have more on the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines after headlines with Native American activist Winona LaDuke, water protector Bobbi Jean Three Legs, actress Shailene Woodley and filmmaker Josh Fox.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation