Hundreds of Native American leaders and environmental activists and are fighting to keep a Puget Sound Energy natural gas plant off their land in Tacoma, WA.

“As [Native Americans], we are raised to stand up and fight for water,” Native activist Dakota Case said. “Our culture, our way of living...our food, our salmon, the buffalo on the land. It’s just all connected.”

Puget Sound Energy says its facility will produce cleaner fuel and provide jobs for nearby residents, but activists say the plant, which would be based in an earthquake-prone region, would only endanger the community.