Brooklyn, NY – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a federal court ruling that blocked a key water-crossing permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. However, the justices have allowed for other fossil fuel pipeline projects to continue construction using the permit.
350.org Keep it in the Ground campaigner Kendall Mackey gave the following statement in response:
“Despite the Trump administration’s desperate pleas and corporate pandering, the highest court in the country has upheld the decision to cancel a key permit for Keystone XL. This pipeline continues to be an epic boondoggle for Big Oil. Tribal nations, farmers and ranchers, and allies across the country in solidarity with resistance to Keystone XL are not going anywhere – we will continue fighting to protect our climate from fossil fuel corporations at every turn. It’s past time for TC Energy executives to take a hint and abandon this reckless project for good.”
This announcement comes within 24 hours of two utility companies announcing cancellation of the Atlantic Coast pipeline, and a federal judge suspending operation of the Dakota Access pipeline. Last Spring, the Promise to Protect Tour toured through 9 cities across the United States and helped train 1,160 organizers to follow Indigenous leadership and learn how to take nonviolent direct action against toxic fossil fuel infrastructure.
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