Yesterday, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to President Obama asking him to halt Dakota Access construction and to conduct a full Environmental Impact Study on the project – a move that would effectively delay the project.
In response, The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) sent a letter to Sen. Markey’s office expressing their “anger and disappointment” with the Senators’ letter to the President. According to LiUNA’s response, “you, together with the other Senators who signed on to this letter are undermining the regulatory process and requesting reviews that have already taken place or that do not even make sense.” The letter continues, stating, “Our members have been threatened, harassed, and intimidated for doing their jobs and providing for their families…the letter recently sent by you and other Members of Congress only furthers lies propagated by opponents and some in the media.”
Read the full letter below.