The Voices of Standing Rock: Connecticut Tribal Members Reflect on Protest, History
Since the summer, thousands have stood up against the Dakota Access Pipeline -- a multi-billion dollar project, which would carry crude oil through the Dakotas, Iowa, and Illinois.
Their protests highlight growing concerns about the project and its impact on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
This hour, we get the latest on that story. We hear from a national reporter and talk to some local tribal members who traveled to Standing Rock.
Later, we also find out why plans to expand Connecticut’s natural gas infrastructure have stalled. What does this mean for the state's energy future? We take a closer look.
- Steven Mufson - Energy correspondent for The Washington Post
- Medicine Woman Melissa Tantiquidgeon Zobel - Member of the Mohegan Tribe in Uncasville, Connecticut
- Dominique Beltran - Member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
- Mary Kathryn Nagle - Partner at Pipestem Law Firm P.C. and Executive Director for the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program
- Gregory Hladky - Environment, energy, and agriculture reporter for the Hartford Courant
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.