The new report shows that Indigenous communities resisting the more than 20 fossil fuel projects analyzed have stopped or delayed greenhouse gas pollution equivalent to at least 25 percent of annual U.S. and Canadian emissions.
TC Energy just confirmed what we already knew but it’s a thrilling reality all the same — the Keystone XL pipeline is no more and never will be. This is yet another huge moment in an historic effort.
Last week, the #BuildBackFossilFree coalition held a week of action across the country escalating the demand for President Joe Biden to be a real Climate President and directly confront environmental racism and fossil fuel companies fueling the climate crisis.
“We urge you and all federal leadership to stand firm against the Line 3 pipeline and act now to halt its construction. The pipeline’s construction is an urgent threat to the waters of Minnesota and Lake Superior, as well as to our global climate,” said the groups to Biden.
“Today’s move by President Biden to freeze leasing for oil and gas production on federal lands and waters is a critical first step to ending this program once and for all.”
And so as President Biden sets to work on his programme for his first 100 days, there is increasing hope for significant on climate change rising from the toxic legacy of the Trump Administration.
Native tribes and communities are counting on the President to use the same rationale he’s using to kill Keystone XL to stop all projects like it — including the Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota — and roll back the approval of the Dakota Access pipeline.
There are numerous press reports that Biden plans to scrap the highly controversial $9 billion Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office.
Today, organizations representing millions of environmental, racial, and economic justice advocates across the country are launching a new Build Back Fossil Free campaign to hold President-elect Joe Biden accountable to his promises for bold climate action.
Today across the nation, activists in 60 cities and 25 states plan to utilize COVID-safe and creative ways to deliver letters calling on major banks to distance themselves from the funding of the toxic Keystone XL and Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands pipelines.