This morning Donald Trump signed executive actions that attempt to restart the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and the Dakota Access fracked oil pipeline.
Trump is pushing these pipelines for one reason: because people powered movements stopped them. He wants us demoralized and defeated, so that he can spend the next 4 years working with Big Oil and his corrupt cabinet to build as many coal, oil and gas projects as he can with no opposition.
It won’t work. Today’s order will only reignite the widespread grassroots opposition stopping so many fossil fuel projects across the country. Trump is about to meet the fossil fuel resistance head on.
Tribal leaders, landowners and their allies along the routes of Keystone XL and Dakota Access are readying their answer as you read this. Stopping these projects will require action at home, in the halls of power, and in the path of each pipeline. Join the Pledge of Resistance to be part of the first wave of action to stop Trump’s pipeline plans:
There are already emergency rallies being planned for tonight. If you can make one near you, please join:
- Washington, DC – Rally at the White House: NoDAPL and NoKXL
- New York, NY – NoDAPL NoKXL NYC Rapid Response
Millions of people have shown their opposition to DAPL and Keystone XL — whether online, in the streets, or in the pipeline route. We are asking everyone who spoke up, marched or sat-in to stand up and show Trump that he has severely miscalculated and that the opposition will only increase from here.
These pipelines have been fought separately so far, but they cross many of the same communities and now we will need to oppose them together. Here’s what they would do:
The Dakota Access Pipeline runs from North Dakota through the midwest, and would carry 600,000 barrels a day of fracked oil. It crosses sacred lands and key water supplies for tribal communities and never once received an environmental review. Pres. Obama paused it for a full environmental assessment in November.
— Standing Rock Sioux (@StandingRockST) January 24, 2017
President Trump ignored the voices of millions and put the short-term profits of the fossil fuel industry ahead of the future of our planet. https://t.co/veEc0AJeeH
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) January 24, 2017
Keystone XL would carry 800,000 barrels a day of tar sands oil — the dirtiest oil on the planet — from Canada for export on the Gulf Coast. It crosses crucial waterways and unlock major development of the tar sands oil patch. Dr. James Hansen, former head of climate science at NASA called developing all the tar sands ‘essentially game over for the planet.’ It was rejected by President Obama as not in our national interest for its threat to the climate in 2015.
— IndigenousEnviroNet (@IENearth) January 24, 2017
Today’s actions will be fought in the courts as well. This is a long fight ahead. We need to show our opposition now, and get ready for the long haul. Be a part of the Pledge of Pipeline Resistance.
2016 was the hottest year ever, and Americans are losing their homes and livelihoods to climate disruption daily. 97% of climate scientists agree that climate change is real, happening now and caused by fossil fuel consumption. Only a fossil fuel industry shill would believe we can afford new pipelines.
There is no such thing as alternative facts, and there is no alternative planet. We have no alternative but to resist.