Such petroleum pipelines has earlier led to contaminated water. This oil pipeline is planned to run through areas of sacred places and burial grounds. Indigenous peoples from many parts of the world are now gathered in solidarity to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. This is also part of a worldwide movement fighting for Indigenous peoples rights to their own lands.
Water is the symbol of life, it is the basic condition for all life on earth as described in Genesis 1. It must be preserved, and all beings must have the opportunity to benefit from it. We humans are responsible for managing God's Creation so it can be passed on to the next generations.
Respect for other people means that you do not destroy their burial grounds and other sacred places. Such places have a value that can not be, and should not be, measured in money.
Water is sacred - Sami Church council supports Standing Rock Sioux Tribes fight.
Sami Church Council, October 4 2016