Across turtle island, tribes are fighting tar sands pipelines that threaten our waters and our future generations.
Right now, there a four new pipeline projects proposed to carry toxic tar sands across indigenous territories without consent. Together, they could transport a total additional capacity of over 3.4 million barrels per day (bpd):
Line 3 “Replacement” (Enbridge) – from 390,000 to 915,000 bpd
Trans Mountain Expansion (Kinder Morgan) – from 300,000 to 900,000 bpd
Keystone XL (TransCanada) – up to 900,000 bpd
There are 15 banks which provide funding for ALL FOUR of these projects. Join us in moving money away from these financial institutions until they divest from these tar sands pipelines:
#NoKXL #StopLine3 #NoTransMountain #NoEnergy East
If we can urge other cities to do the same, we can make it clear to the banks: funding the KXL will cost them money. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers has forecast that the Tar Sands will only see a 644,000 barrel per day increase in production by 2020 (a small fraction of the capacity of the four proposed pipelines). This means that the customers for these projects themselves only see economic justification for one of the proposed pipelines, even after ignoring all the social and ecological costs.
There is no human need for four new tar sands pipelines. There is also no economic need.
1. Find out if your city banks with any of the institutions funding these projects (If you can't find your city on the list, help us find out!):