Riders to Protest Keystone XL on Horseback Ahead of May PUC Hearing

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission will take up TransCanada’s application to renew its permit to build Keystone XL across West River in two weeks. The hearing begins on Tuesday, May 5, and proceeds through Friday, May 8, in Pierre.

No KXL Dakota, Dakota Rural Action and the Indigenous Environmental Network* are organizing some horsepower to rally opposition to Keystone XL as the hearing beings:

South Dakota protest against Keystone XLOn May 3-4, horse riders from the Four Directions will be riding into Fort Pierre in preparation for the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission hearings on Keystone XL. We are asking Pipeline Fighters from across South Dakota and across the country and world to join with the horse riders in Fort Pierre (exact location TBA) at 3:00pm Mountain Time/4:00pm Central Time on Monday, May 4th, to march with the riders across the Missouri River into Pierre, bringing our prayers, thoughts, energy, and PEOPLE POWER to stop Keystone XL in South Dakota! We will finish the march with a water ceremony and rally at the Steamboat Park Amphitheater.

The PUC hearings start at 9amCT in Pierre, SD and will go all week. We encourage people to say overnight Monday night, and we will update the event as we find our more information about when the time for public input will be held. JOIN US to show our power and STOP Keystone XL! [Four Directions River Ride and March Against Keystone XL, Facebook post, downloaded 2015.04.20]

Get on your horse and ride… for a safer environment for South Dakota and smarter investment in clean, sustainable energy for America!

*Correction 11:30 CDT: The original version of this post incorrectly cited Four Directions as the organizer of this event. I regret the error and have revised the headline and third sentence to name the organizing groups.

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2 Responses to Riders to Protest Keystone XL on Horseback Ahead of May PUC Hearing

  1. Paul Seamans

    More information about the ride/march can be found on the Four Directions… Facebook page. Bicyclists also welcome in the event. This is an opportunity for all people that realize the need to protect our water to attend an event to show solidarity. Mni Wiconi, Lakota for “water is life”.

  2. mike from iowa

    So Hill was for it before she was not sure of her position. Brilliant.