Water is life! But for the people of the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian Reservations, access to clean drinking water will be endangered if the KXL pipeline is approved.
The Mni Wiconi water pipeline provides potable water to the Reservations, where clean drinking water is unavailable. The proposed KXL oil pipeline would cross the Mni Wiconi water pipeline in at least 3 places. Close proximity to the KXL pipeline would severely weaken the safety of the Mni Wiconi line and make the water line more susceptible to corrosion and contamination. A KXL leak (which all parties agree is inevitable) near the Mni Wiconi pipeline would be devastating.