“This decision represents a complete failure by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to hear the concerns of Indigenous communities and other Minnesotans demanding its rejection.”
Over 230 civil society groups from 44 countries released an open letter being sent to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, urging him to reject the pipeline and instead begin planning for a managed decline of fossil fuel production and a just transition for workers and impacted communities.
When it comes to pipeline regulatory decisions, we’re seeing a significant new trend: “Poison approvals” The thing about inertia is that it’s pretty hard to resist, especially when it’s been in place for decades. When it comes to oil and gas pipeline permits, the inertia in place for government agencies at all levels to simply … Read More
Last week, hundreds braved frigid temperatures and blinding snow for a series of actions demanding the US Bank end its funding of pipeline companies.
“When even Enbridge is calling this a subsidy, you know Alberta’s XL bailout is another desperate attempt at a lifeline for a pipeline that will never be built. Keystone XL would be a disaster for the climate, and watching governments bend over backwards to be a part of that is heartbreaking in a year where you could barely catch your breath between climate disasters.”
Stockman’s planned testimony outlines that changing market conditions and realities in the tar sands industry show that there is no market need for Keystone XL pipeline. This testimony has been essentially confirmed by recent statements by TransCanada representatives themselves, who have expressed doubt in finding sufficient shippers to fill the pipeline.
“Keystone XL has been seen as inevitable before, but we persisted and won. This isn’t game over, it’s game on. Now we have a President who is deeply beholden to the oil industry and will do anything they ask, so this approval is no surprise.”
Donald Trump supports almost none of those things Justin Trudeau claims to. So it’s a big problem when they actually seem to agree on one issue – building massive new tar sands pipelines like Keystone XL.
Last night 10 climate activists, support team members, and videographers spent the night in jail across four US states after five of them shut down all the tar sands pipelines crossing the Canada-U.S. border.
There is good news and bad news for those fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline. First the bad news. A week ago I wrote about the outrageous attacks by security personnel on those protesting against the pipeline by using dogs and pepper spray.