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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Democratic National Committee urges Biden to grant clemency to Leonard Peltier

North Dakota Rep. Ruth Anna Buffalo asked President Biden
to free Leonard Peltier on Thursday. Photo by NCAI
President Fawn Sharp.

Democratic National Committee urges
Biden to grant clemency to Leonard Peltier

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

WASHINGTON -- A new push for President Biden to grant clemency to Leonard Peltier and release him from prison is underway.

North Dakota Rep. Ruth Anna Buffalo asked President Biden on Thursday to release Peltier.

"I asked him to please free Leonard Peltier. He's a political prisoner and from North Dakota, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa," Rep. Buffalo said.

Chaco Coalition: Biden Failing the Land and People with Oil and Gas Sales



Tribal, Environmental Justice, Health, and Climate Coalition Calls on U.S. Interior Secretary to Protect Greater Chaco Region from Fracking


Despite the promise to Honor Chaco, Bureau of Land Management rubberstamping Trump-era oil and gas leasing, more oil and gas extraction

Mario Atencio, Diné C.A.R.E., mario.atencio@dine-care.org, Jeremy Nichols, WildEarth Guardians, jnichols@wildearthguardians.org, Mike Eisenfeld, San Juan Citizens Alliance, mike@sanjuancitizens.org, Miya King-Flaherty, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, miya.king-flaherty@sierraclub.org

September 15, 2022

WASHINGTON -- Today a coalition of more than 50 groups, joined by nearly 10,000 people, called on the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Deb Haaland, to live up to the Biden administration’s promise to Honor the Greater Chaco region of northwest New Mexico and halt new oil and gas leasing and fracking in the held-sacred landscape.

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