Under pressure from civil society, eleven banks have now confirmed that they will no longer fund the controversial East African Crude Oil Pipeline.
“This is a major victory for Indigenous resistance and the climate. Trudeau needs to stop supporting this risky project immediately, and end all fossil fuel subsidies,” said Kyle Gracey of OCI.
“Every day President Biden refuses to stop the Line 3 pipeline is a slap in the face to Indigenous and environmental justice communities. Climate leadership means ending the fossil fuel era and stopping Line 3.”
“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.
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.
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.
“Today is a historic day for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the many people who have supported us in the fight against the pipeline,” said Chairman Mike Faith of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. “This pipeline should have never been built here. We told them that from the beginning.”
Federal and state agencies can no longer allow the oil and gas industry to run roughshod over the law, the rights of Indigenous communities, and future generations’ right to a stable climate.
Local residents and concerned advocates submitted over 38,000 comments in opposition to the project, highlighting the risk that SPOT project poses to waterways, endangered species, public health, local economies, and the global climate
A broad coalition of Indigenous, landowner, environmental, and conservation groups called on TC Energy to immediately halt all activity on its Keystone XL pipeline project due to the coronavirus public health threat.