In response to Justin Trudeau’s announcement about the Kinder Morgan, Line 3 and Northern Gateway pipelines, Aurore Fauret, Tar Sands Campaign Coordinator with 350.org issued this statement.
“Today’s announcement may as well have said that Canada is pulling out of the Paris climate agreement. By approving the Kinder Morgan and Line 3 pipelines, there is no way Canada can meet those commitments. Justin Trudeau has broken his promises for real climate leadership, and broken his promise to respect the rights of Indigenous peoples.
The good news is that just like Northern Gateway, which was first approved by Stephen Harper in 2014, these projects will never be built. We know that climate leaders don’t build pipelines and you don’t respect Indigenous rights or community voices by shoving a pipeline down their throats. Make no mistake, people power will stop pipelines.”