Central Conference of American Rabbis Opposes President's Executive Action on Pipelines

 Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Central Conference of American Rabbis continues to support the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, and to oppose the Dakota pipeline, at least as currently routed. Therefore, we strongly object to President Trump's January 24 Executive Action in this regard. We raised the collective rabbinic voice in objection to this pipeline in our Statement of October 31, 2016. We also oppose the President's Executive Order as it pertains to the Keystone XL Pipeline, because the President's action does not take into account the vital concerns we expressed with our Reform Movement partners on August 7, 2014. Reform rabbis stand for climate justice, opposing economic development that ravages our planet, most often at the expense of God's most vulnerable creatures, including the world's poor and disenfranchised.

Rabbi Denise L. Eger                         Rabbi Steven A. Fox
President                                          Chief Executive

Central Conference of American Rabbis