Urgent! Trump just signed Executive Orders to move the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines forward.
Donald Trump is already proving to be the dangerous threat to our climate we feared he would be. But, these pipelines are far from being a certainty. From the plains of Nebraska and North Dakota to the streets of New York to the halls of Congress, millions of Americans and hundreds of Tribes have stood up to block these dirty pipelines and their voices will not be silenced. We will continue to fight these dangerous projects.
The Keystone XL pipeline was rejected because it was not in the country's interest, and the environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline was ordered because of the threats it poses to the Standing Rock Sioux. Nothing has changed. These pipelines were a bad idea then and they're a bad idea now.
At a time when China and the rest of the world are doubling down on clean energy, these projects would expand reliance on dirty energy of the past. The Keystone XL pipeline would carry 830,000 barrels of the world's dirtiest oil, tar sands, every day from Alberta, Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast. It would carry and emit the climate equivalent of 37.7 million cars' annual emissions each year -- a disaster for our climate. TransCanada, the foreign company behind the Keystone XL project, will attempt to use eminent domain to sue American landowners and seize their private property in order to pipe this dirty fuel across the U.S. for export. The 1,168-mile Dakota Access Pipeline could carry 450,000 barrels of fracked oil every day through four states. It would cut through communities, farms, sensitive natural areas, wildlife habitat, and tribal lands like the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's ancestral lands. It would also cross under the Missouri River just upstream of the Tribe's drinking water supply, where a spill would mean a serious threat to the Tribe's health, culture, and way of life.
Take action: Show Trump that we will not back down, we will stand with our allies and fight him every step of the way. (Tip: Be sure to personalize your message to show Trump why we will keep fighting.)
P.S. Here's a sample tweet you can use on your social media to tweet directly to Trump: .@realDonaldTrump -- these pipelines aren't in our national interest & we will #resist! #NoKXL #NoDAPL