At The Hill by Timothy Cama,
Hillary Clinton is coming under increasing pressure from progressives to oppose the Dakota Access
a month after the Obama administration halted its consideration of an
easement for the project, activists want to know why the Democratic
presidential nominee has remained silent.
Polls show Clinton is struggling to win over millennial supporters of her former rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders
(I-Vt.), who has come out in strong opposition to the North
Dakota-to-Illinois pipeline. American Indians say the project would
endanger water supplies for people of the Standing Rock Sioux
Environmentalists have compared the Dakota Access
project to the Keystone XL pipeline and are warning Clinton that her
continued silence will have consequences. They argue that her opposition
to the project could bolster support among young voters.