trump’s State Department has approved the permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
By reversing course on the controversial Keystone XL project, Trump has put the desires of fossil fuel companies before the rights of our communities. This pipeline will pollute our heartland, contaminate our clean air and water, and tread on the on the rights of Indigenous people and private landowners. This pipeline will be an absolute disaster — but you can help stop it.
The pipeline it still faces obstacles and one of the biggest is funding. TransCanada, the energy giant behind Keystone XL, will need major support from their banking partners if they want to complete their gigantic tar sands project. That why we’re asking you to put the US banks on notice: DO NOT fund Keystone XL.
The Keystone XL pipeline will carry 800,000 barrels of tar sands oil daily across the US, to be refined, exported and burned, and this pipeline will have devastating effect on our climate and set the stage for increased fossil fuel dependence for years to come. Financial institutions can no longer get away with funding climate chaos.
Banks funding highly controversial pipeline projects like Dakota Access have already drawn the resistance of tens of thousands of people and protests around the world. Any financial institution associated with bankrolling the Keystone Pipeline should expect to meet similar scrutiny, reputational risk, and opposition every step of the way.
The Keystone XL pipeline was stopped the first time round by a powerful alliance of Indigenous communities, ranchers, farmers, and climate activists. Millions of people, like you, friend, made phone calls, sent emails and letters, and spoke up to friends and neighbors, and I know we will come together again to do everything in your power to stop any attempt to restart this project.
Please join me in telling US banks they need to say NO to financially supporting the Keystone Pipeline and protect our communities and our planet. This movement is powerful and we will resist this project — with our allies across the country and across borders — and we will continue to build the future the world wants to see, one without fossil fuels.
Senior Climate and Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace USA
P.S. We can’t continue to let the banks ignore their climate and human rights commitments. The time is now to call them out and let them know we mean business. Demand the US banks commit to absolutely no financial services for the Keystone Pipeline.