Gussie Lord, Managing Attorney, Tribal Partnerships Program, Earthjustice: “The onslaught of federal rule rollbacks under environmental laws was like nothing we’ve ever seen. It resulted in not only a weakening of substantive environmental protection, but was also a real attack on public participation and access to information.”
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Gussi Lord, Managing Attorney, Tribal Partnerships Program: "The initial ruling that [DAPL] operations must stop until environmental impacts are fully studied means that impacts to the climate as a whole, must be considered."
Gussie Lord, Director of Tribal Partnerships, Earthjustice: “It’s based on these common-law trust principles, like when you’re holding someone else’s property in trust — you can’t just do anything you want with it. You have to take care of it, and preferably in the way the property owner wants.”
Native American Rights Fund and Earthjustice join the Bay Mills Indian Community to Fight Against Oil Pipeline
Gussie Lord, Director of Tribal Partnership, Earthjustice: “It can take a million dollars to hire consultants to find the physical documents for federal recognition, which, given the historical violence and displacement, is an almost impossible burden.”