February 13, 2017

350.org on Trudeau-Trump meeting and the Keystone XL Pipeline

Washington, DC – Ahead of meetings between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Donald Trump, Clayton Thomas-Muller, 350.org Canada Stop It At The Source Campaigner, issued this statement.

“Justin Trudeau wants the world to see him as a progressive climate leader, but right now both he and Trump seem to share the same position on pipelines like Keystone XL, Kinder Morgan and Dakota Access. Both are willing to ignore community opposition and Indigenous rights, and, despite Trudeau’s tough talk on climate, neither seems to understand that climate action and new pipelines don’t mix. Most Canadians want Trudeau to stand up to Trump, not get into bed with him.”

Sara Shor, 350.org US Keep It In The Ground Campaign Manager, added:

“If Trudeau and Trump move the Keystone XL pipeline forward, they’ll be reigniting an epic international fight. Thousands of people took to the streets last month when Trump signed executive actions on Keystone XL and Dakota Access, and that resistance will only grow. Every new pipeline comes at a cost our future can’t afford, and we’ll keep doing all we can to stop them.”

This afternoon at 5:30 p.m., climate activists will rally outside the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC, in resistance to Trump and Trudeau’s support for oil pipelines.



Canada: Clayton Thomas-Muller, [email protected], +1 (613) 297-7515

US: Dani Heffernan, [email protected], +1 (305) 992-1544