Celebrities call for Biden Administration to Shut Down the Dakota Access Pipeline

More than 200 actors, comedians, and athletes called for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to immediately shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in a letter dated on Monday.

The celebrities’ request comes three weeks after Biden’s controversial executive order to “advance environmental justice,” by cancelling the Keystone XL pipeline project. The letter began by thanking the administration for focusing on “climate change, tribal sovereignty, and racial justice and equity,” but urging the White House to “reverse another harmful Trump Administration decision,” and shut down the DAPL straightaway.

The letter calls the pipeline’s construction “illegal,” and cites that it was shifted from its original site across the Missouri River near Bismarck, MD to the Standing Rock Sioux tribal land after “the risk of an oil spill on the city’s 90% white inhabitants was deemed too great.”

“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved several of the required permits without conducting an Environmental Impact Statement or adequately consulting with the Tribe,” reads the statement signed by Jane Fonda, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Evans, Cher, and more celebrities.

The letter alleges that after months of protests from the tribe, the Obama administration declined to issue the pipeline’s final permit and the Army Corps of Engineers announced plans to conduct an environmental review, but former President Trump “stopped the review and fast tracked the pipeline hours after he took office, further violating tribal sovereignty.”

After a four year legal battle over the pipeline, the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled the DAPL was operating illegally on January 27, and gave the Biden administration the power to shut it down. Now prominent Hollywood stars including Ryan Reynolds, Robert Downey Jr., Alyssa Milano, and Joaquin Phoenix are calling on the president to do so.

“We urge you to remedy this historic injustice and direct the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to immediately shut down the illegal Dakota Access Pipeline while the Environmental Impact Statement process is conducted, consistent with the D.C. District Court’s decision and order.”

“With your leadership, we have a momentous opportunity to protect our water and respect our environmental laws and the rights of Indigenous people. This is our moment,” the letter concludes.

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Yvette
Yvette
15 days ago

I say we shut Hollywood down!

Rivahmitch
Rivahmitch
15 days ago
Reply to  Yvette

and Washington, DC

Poor White Boy
15 days ago
Reply to  Yvette

Then discontinue using ANYTHING they are involved in. That includes ALL MOVIES, Commercials and those products,TV shows right up to the Super Bowl. There are plenty of other ways to enjoy life than making the scum of the Earth millionaires .

Steve
Steve
15 days ago
Reply to  Poor White Boy

TOTALLY!! MAKE LISTS AND KEEP IT!

Christine
Christine
14 days ago
Reply to  Steve

I do

Pissed Off American
Pissed Off American
15 days ago
Reply to  Yvette

Hope BLM, Antifa BURN IT DOWN! Wile getting their “social Justice” When gas is $10.00 a gallon they will be bitching again. Hollywerid make your Chinese movies and shut up. I’m not watching them so I don’t care what you do. Please move to China.

Lisa Will
Lisa Will
15 days ago
Reply to  Yvette

Celebs never know the facts about any issue. Getting rid of the pipelines only results in thousands of lost jobs and oil will still be transported via truck or rail costing millions more. Gas prices will skyrocket which will severely hurt the poor. Do your research before you demand action.

leon c pierson
leon c pierson
15 days ago

to shut down the pipeline is way beyond stupid

BrewDubbs
15 days ago

We need to cancel Hollywood…. no more movies, no more watching movies online, no more support to the elite globalists…. not that we can affect them… they have too much money….

But, we need to do what we can to put them out of work.

Robert Scott
15 days ago
Reply to  BrewDubbs

I already stopped watching any of it. I don’t watch any games that pay the rich athletes, and I quit watching American elitist movies. For one thing they all promote the left wing agenda, there’s no more honesty in movies. And the actors who make so much money in shoot ’em up movies are the ones yelling loudest to destroy the 2nd amendment. So they could starve as far as I’m concerned. I’m finished with every f’ing one of them.

Poor White Boy
15 days ago

All the whores of Hell have sent a selfish letter while that live the lives of luxury using fossil fuel by the tons EVERYDAY of their miserable existence. We have not paid to see ANY of their trash for over 14 years now. And I wish every Patriotic American would do the same. Most Indian Tribes are pissed that Biden is shutting this down as they depend on it for the LIVELIHOOD which NONE OF THE HOLLYWOOD SCUM COULD GIVE A CRAP ABOUT. They are just so filled with hate and jealousy for President Trump they will do what ever it takes to destroy the good he did in us in four years. Satan has a set of scalding chains waiting for everyone of you Hollywood creeps.

I have one
I have one
15 days ago

So then, they will all be giving up their autos to do their part? They may want to consider all those wind mills they all love so much , bare wind blades the size of football fields. They are NOT biodegradable and are being buried . Think first celebs!

Ozark Observer
Ozark Observer
15 days ago

How about just turning the valve off of the gasoline and natural gas pipelines aimed toward Hollywood? Then, let’s grab some popcorn and watch the latest installment of Hypocrisy on Parade.

BIGJIM613
15 days ago

This is why I do not go to movies or watch these Hollywood sickos rich POS or give them or those lame brain sport team any of my hard earned money. We the PEOPLE should cancel the Hollywood sickos and the wife beating, drug abusers, sex abusers that play pro sports. Show them why they have the money they BECAUSE of US and they want to cancel our jobs. Well tell the whole bunch to go to hell. SAVE your money you are going to need by the time China joe and the above asswipes get done.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
15 days ago

Terminate pipeline, truck and train delivery of all petroleum and coal products to California. They’ll get along well with wind and solar panel generation of electrical power for their cars and homes. They can travel outside the states in their electric planes…oh wait…

Jeffery bagwell
Jeffery bagwell
15 days ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

They would then have asphalt for their roads and could not have plastic for so many different needs, just to name a few. Neon lighting, school boxes, on and on.

Mary
Mary
15 days ago

I would like the list of people who signed this letter. It will help me to not support anything they are in.

Gil
Gil
15 days ago

Hollywood elites. Grab all the cash they can and piss on the rest of us Americans. They could care less about the environment. They just want their name publicize. They are part of the deep state. They will sell out America for a few measly dollars!!

Katkog
Katkog
15 days ago

All of these celebraties should be charged $100.00 per gallon of gasoline they purchase, along with $1000.00 month extra for their utility bills. These monies should be invested into an account to reimburse all Americans who favored these pipelines and have to bear the increased costs associated with higher energy prices. Better yet since they want Socialism, lets take 95% of their wealth to also help out struggling Americans! Hollywood, what a collection of Puckered A-Holes!!!!!

Steve
Steve
15 days ago
Reply to  Katkog

THE HOLLYWEIRD CABA’AL!!
SOULESS!! BRAINLESS BUT…BUTT…PLUM FULL OF STD AND SILICONE AND ADRENOCHROME!!

Walt Kleine
15 days ago

I hope these “expert” actors and entertainers on political matters really enjoy all their electrical cars! Fools!!

Steve
Steve
15 days ago

ABSURD AF! SO YOU THINK THINGS WOULD BE “SAFER” TO ENVIRO BY PIPEING ACROSS A WATERWAY? AND THE XL SHUT DOWN MAKING MONEY TO MIDDLEEAST AND WARREN BUFFETS BSNF RAIL AND SHIPPING OVER THE SEAS.
TO ALSO MENTION BEING TOTALLY AT THE THROAT SLICE OF OILS FROM OUTSIDE OR OWN INDEPENDENTS AND SELF SUFFICIENCY!!!!
THEY WANT WANT WANT A WAR TO COME FOR THEM BY BOTH LEFT AND RIGHT GROUPS! That is…ONCE Libtards come to grips with their RUTABAGA BIDEN BUYERS REMORSE!!
factcheckers say:
False! A vegetable cannot lead outside it’s own Species!

Jeffery bagwell
Jeffery bagwell
15 days ago

The usual cast of suspects. All spoiled rotten, mega-rich, and worthless human beings. Just reprehensible in every sense of the word. We see Rich privilege time and time again from these invidious creatures. As usual, they use the Marxist mantra and say something about European-American believing there would be repercussions. Black privilege for the last 50 years has cost trillions of dollars and has only made things worse. And to denigrate the very people who made this nation and formed the greatest government the world has ever known and allowed these Satanic and Godless Mega-rich Marxists, the ability to spout their rhetoric of Communism 101, is, simply indicative of their twisted and evil minds.

Breaker 19
Breaker 19
15 days ago

I haven’t been to a movie theater in 15 years. Last one’s I seen were trash. Wouls rather watch Gunsmoke on TV.

Poor White Boy
15 days ago
Reply to  Breaker 19

We are with ya …… Green Acres here we are

Rick Spry
Rick Spry
15 days ago

shut joe down

Cjs
Cjs
15 days ago

To hell with Hollywood. I’m so sick of those people that think they’re better than anyone else. I hope they all end up living on the streets.

Bill
Bill
15 days ago

I think the Names of all these Hollyweird people should be published , so we know who they are and then we can shut their power and gas off and see how much they like it. Lets see how they drive their fancy cars with no gas and no movies to be seen because there would be no power. I say cancel their ass like a stamp

Christine
Christine
14 days ago
Reply to  Bill

Totally agree. It’s probably the usual suspects: Alyssa Milano, Bette Midler, Joy Behar, Sean Penn, Whoopie, that broad on will & grace etc same ones all the time

Glenn D Anderson
Glenn D Anderson
15 days ago

I guess those folks forgot about working and paying your bills. They most likely have electric cars, but they forgot that they need electricity. Where does electricity come from anyway…..oh solar and wind power……PLEASE. Too much privilege and too much money.

Ron
Ron
15 days ago

Like many, many others I have detox’d my family and friends from all pro sports, stopped buying “China made”, found entertainment other than Hollywood made, and generally avoid any activity that may benefit “woke” companies. If we all do this, this crap will stop!

Alexis
Alexis
15 days ago

They don’t even know the difference in ND and MD. it would be very hard to route the North Dakota pipeline to Maryland. Idiot actors that don’t even know where states are located in the USA. We can do without about 85% of Hollywood.

Donna
Donna
15 days ago

Why do their opinions mean more????? Maybe it’s $$$ or maybe it’s politicians wanting to be liked by “actors”….non college degree people

Kenneth Barr
Kenneth Barr
15 days ago

Huck Follywood, You Over paid POS. We The People are Boycotting theatres and your movies, along with the Sports teams & Over Paid athletes!! China virus , and lockdowns has taught We The People we CAN & ARE surviving Just Fine Without ANY of you Un-Americans!!!:)

Anti communism
Anti communism
15 days ago

The largest pollution is the sewer that calls itself Hollywood and SAG which both are nothing more than a communist cesspool of filth that is polluting the minds and souls of the youth of this country.

Christine
Christine
14 days ago

I think we should vote to shut down Hollywood. No more movies or television unless you agree to keep your dembot political opinions to yourself. I only watch History, Travel etc none of the dembot channels and no reality. I’m not giving these assholes money for being ignorant in your face thinks they’re better than me “celebrities”

Thomas Bodine
Thomas Bodine
14 days ago

Not living in the real world makes these fools clueless about the American people and their needs and wants and survival.