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The Trump administration is at it again — this time trying to skirt key environmental analysis that protects our waterways and communities from the threat of the Keystone XL pipeline.

The Trump administration approved the Keystone XL pipeline in early 2017 and thought it was a done deal. We were fighting then and we’re fighting now.

The administration is at it again — this time trying to skirt key environmental analysis that protects our waterways and communities. Thankfully, with people power we can fight back, and we have until June 25th to make sure they don’t get away with this sneaky maneuver  to get this harmful pipeline approved.

Will you stand with us against this dangerous project? Tell the Trump administration that their scheme to push the risky Keystone XL pipeline forward won’t work.

The State Department is taking public comments on this project in an attempt to use a sneaky maneuver to fast track the building of the Keystone XL pipeline. In doing so, they are taking a short cut around the environmental review that we need to protect water, agriculture, wildlife, and the communities that call these places home.

We know that the Keystone XL pipeline is all risk, and no reward. Instead of doing an analysis that would show that this project is too risky to build, they are avoiding anything that would keep them from moving full steam ahead. If tens of thousands of us participate in this official public comment period which ends on June 25, they’ll have no choice but to hear our objections loud and clear on this sneaky maneuver.

Take action to tell the Trump administration that anything short of a full Environmental Impact Statement on the dangerous KXL pipeline won’t be enough. 

Keystone XL 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 be responsible for annual greenhouse gas emissions each year equal to 37.7 million cars — a disaster for our climate. It’s also yet another example of the government trampling on the rights of Indigenous peoples: Keystone XL would cut directly through Sioux treaty lands and near several other tribal reservations and the Ponca Trail of Tears, yet Tribal Nations in Nebraska and South Dakota have not been properly consulted.

This pipeline is bigger than Trump. It’s about the Native Nations whose land and water are threatened, the farmers and ranchers whose land would be taken away to benefit a foreign corporation, and the special places — like the Nebraska Sandhills which are home to threatened wildlife, including whooping cranes, sandhill cranes, and bald eagles — that lie in the path of this dirty pipeline.

Ultimately, this pipeline is about the kind of future we believe in. We need to take action now to build that future that relies on clean, renewable energy instead of locking ourselves into fossil fuel infrastructure for decades to come. People power stopped the Keystone XL pipeline before and we can stop it again.

This fight has never been easy, but we won before because we refused to back down. We are not about to stop now. We can win again. Submit your public comment now.

Onwards,

Kelly Martin is Campaign Director, Beyond Dirty Fuels at Sierra Club

 

2 Comments

  1. K SHESHU BABU says:

    The Trump administration is trying to bring every industry into its orbit and so, even slightest disruptioms

  2. When we stop buying petrol for our car we do not need any pipeline. So it is up to us.Let´s learn to walk.

    greetings leo