Protests And Lawsuits Work Hand-In-Hand

Oct 8, 2019

Nick Tilsen, head of NDN Collective, speaks with reporters after the Greta Thunberg environmental rally in Rapid City on Monday, Oct. 7.
Credit Victoria Wicks

Climate activist Greta Thunberg attracted a large crowd to Rapid City's Memorial Park on Monday, Oct. 7. Part of the focus was stopping the Keystone XL pipeline.

At that same time, environmental and federal lawyers were preparing for a hearing in Montana that happens on Wednesday, Oct. 9. There a federal judge will consider placing an injunction on construction of the pipeline.

One of the rally organizers talks about the importance of the Montana hearing with SDPB's Victoria Wicks.

Greta Thornberg, shielding her eyes against the sun, marches with indigenous protesters from Memorial Park to the City Administration Building in Rapid City on Monday, Oct. 7.
Credit Victoria Wicks