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[Updated 2/21/17]

Next Steps for Solidarity with Standing Rock

Fri 2/24 NO DAPL Protest at SPO Partners in Mill Valley!

Join Sonoma​ ​Solidarity with Standing Rock at a mass action at SPO Partners in Mill Valley! ​

We picked SPO Partners as our target because they are ​local, and ​the largest investor in Oasis Petroleum, that is one of nine companies supplying oil to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). As Energy Transfer Partners, the builder of the DAPL, and law enforcement are waging war on peaceful Standing Rock protesters, We see SPO Partners as complicit in genocide. NO DAPL!

For more info​ about the protest​ and carpool info, see Facebook. Please like and share the event on Facebook!

Click here for press release.


Here's How You Can Help Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

Leave a Public Comment on the Dakota Access
Environmental Impact Statement by Feb. 20! (EIS)

Sample letters and advice below!

From Huffington Post 1/31/2017:

Here’s how to make your voice heard.

Send a letter or email to:

Mr. Gib Owen
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works
108 Army Pentagon
Washington, DC 20310-0108

(Use subject line: NOI Comments, Dakota Access Pipeline Crossing)

Use this form created by the Standing Rock Sioux to send a letter.

Use this form from the Sierra Club to send an email.

We have heard that faxing is another way to get your comments in. However the fax number for the Washington, DC office is nowhere to be found on the web site, or through searching several pages of Google search results. If you have it, please let us know. Thanks!


February 2017 - Sample public comment letter - by one of our volunteers!

January 27, 2017 - Daily Kos - Army Corps stifles public comment and WATER PROTECTOR LEGAL COLLECTIVE files new evidence (several updates here)

January 29, 2017 - EcoWatch - Here's How You Can Help Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (with sample public comment letter) by Jake Tracy

January 13, 2017 - Grist Magazine - Here’s a new way to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline by Jake Tracy


December 2016 - Divest from the 17 Banks Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline! #NoDAPL !

Click for update from coalition and our advice on divestment



General Info/Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Donation Advice - written by Sonoma County - Solidarity with Standing Rock

Standing Rock FAQ (2 pages) - written by Sonoma County - Solidarity with Standing Rock

Dakota Access Pipeline: What You Need to Know - from Camp of the Sacred Stones


Native American Organizations

Indigenous Environmental Network
Web site:

Honor the Earth
Web site:

Oceti Sakawen Camp - There are other camps, but these two links seem to have a lot of information:
Latest News:
Camp Stories:


Democracy Now! is providing some of the best, and often the only coverage of events at Standing Rock.

December 6, 2016 - Tavis Smiley goes to Standing Rock  (PBS)
Protection Not Protest: The People of Standing Rock

September 20, 2016 - Tavis Smiley Show on PBS
Tavis Smiley interviews Amy Goodman about Democracy Now's coverage of Standing Rock.



Dennis Bernstein, (Flashpoints, KPFA 94.1) has provided outstanding coverage on Standing Rock. You can access his reports at

December 22, 2016 - Kris Welch interviews Adam Villagomez on KPFA. The interview starts about half way through the one-hour program.


Articles about Standing Rock, and Related

February 17, 2017 - Huffington Post
Investors Urge Banks To Support Rerouting Dakota Access Pipeline By Michael McLaughlin

January 30, 2017 - Fortune Magazine
Investors Should Steer Clear of the Keystone Pipeline By Tom Sanzillo

December 24, 2016 - Nation of Change
7 things the Defund DAPL campaign has achieved so far (including $28 million in personal accounts moved) By Ari Paul

December 4, 2016 - Los Angeles Times
Army halts Dakota Access oil pipeline and says new routes will be explored

October 25, 2016 - NY Magazine
Amy Goodman on Why the North Dakota Pipeline Standoff Is Only Getting Worse

October 25, 2016 - Seattle Times
What we’re reading about the Dakota Access Pipeline
"Looking to learn more about the Dakota Access Pipeline and the issues surrounding it, from tribal rights to the impacts of moving oil? Here's some recommended reading from Seattle Times reporter Lynda V. Mapes."


Coverage of Local Support

December 22, 2016 - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Op-Ed: Close to Home: Standing with the Standing Rock Sioux by Adam Villagomez and Jenny Blaker

December 14, 2016 - North Bay Bohemian
Standing Together: Northern California tribes join Standing Rock Sioux by Will Parrish

December 11, 2016 - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Standing Rock protest is personal for Windsor man by Chris Smith

December 4, 2016 - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Solemn ‘Standing Rock’ march through Santa Rosa ends in celebration - slideshow by Erik Castro, article by Julie Johnson

November 23, 2016 - North Bay Bohemian: Open Mic
Standing Tall: Local efforts to block Dakota Access Pipeline grow by Shepherd Bliss

November 2016 / December 2017 Issue - Sonoma County Peace Press
Standing Rock Sioux Water Protectors vs. The Fossil Fuel Industry by Hoai-An Truong

November 15, 2016 - Associated Press
Dakota Access oil pipeline protest closes San Francisco street

November 15, 2016 - Marin Independent Journal
Protesters in San Rafael rally against Dakota Access Pipeline by Adrian Rodriguez

October 28, 2016 - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Sonoma County activists support Standing Rock pipeline protest by Paul Payne

October 26, 2016 - North Bay Bohemian
The Spigot: Bay Area investment fuels America's fracking boom — and pipeline protests by Will Parrish

October 8, 2016 - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Smith: She was changed by her discoveries at Standing Rock by Chris Smith


Local Resources, Local Organizing


Mailing lists

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Other Updates



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