Keystone XL

On 3/31 the Alberta Government in Canada bailed out TC Energy, the pipeline company behind KXL, with over a billion dollar loan to move forward with construction immediately amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. You can check out the 350.org press statement here. US Homeland Security classified construction of KXL as “essential work” giving the green light for TC Energy to bring hundreds of workers into Indigenous and rural communities that are already extremely vulnerable and a health care system that is already unprepared for the influx of coronavirus cases. This is an outrageous attack on public health, community safety and indigenous sovereignty all to create a pipeline we don’t need that will poison communities and destabilize the climate. It is essential we all support these frontline communities in fighting this latest dire threat in the ongoing NoKXL campaign.

Take Action: Amplify the ‘Cancel KXL’ petition to your networks 

Here are 350.orgs posts to reshare, and crossposting is available on Facebook:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/350.org/videos/2311140779178251

Twitter: https://twitter.com/350/status/1245413429109645314

This petition was launched with our Promise to Protect partners: Brave Heart Society, Dakota Rural Action, Wiconi Un Tipi, Indigenous Environmental Network, Native Organizers Alliance, NDN Collective.

What’s Next: 

We are a movement that has successfully fought this project – and so many others – over the last decade. The moment that we’re in calls for new and innovative ways to support our communities and fight for a more just and equitable world. Right now, we’re asking for groups to make virtual banners and send them to the Governors along the route in MT, SD, NE demanding they stop all pre-construction activity. Check out the toolkit here and follow up with Nkenge Abidemi, nkenge.abidemi@350.org and David Solnit, ArtsOrganizer@350.org if your group can stand in solidarity with Indigenous communities along the route and submit these banners to the Governors. Please submit banners by Friday, April 17th.

Over the next few weeks and months we’ll be launching more digital tools and tactics targeting the elected leaders who must act to stop these projects from moving forward and the financial institutions that are continuing to bankroll them.


Stop the Money Pipeline & Earth Day

As you know, due to COVID-19 all Earth Day strikes and Stop the Money Pipeline (STMP) actions will be virtual. In coordination with the US Strikes Coalition, we’ve launched www.EarthDayLIVE2020.org. See STMP’s announcement here.

There are two big ways your group can plug into the digital mobilization: 

  1. Sign up to host a local digital event for your community. Here is the new digital host toolkit and Stop the Money Pipeline Earth Day Live Partner Packet with all of the info you need.
  1. Create content for the central April 23 live stream: have an idea/plan? Submit content by this Friday, Apr. 10 (apologies for the very late notice).

Also, Stop the Money Pipeline Coalition small grant funds are now accepting applications.  If you’re planning to develop content for the Thursday portion of Earth Day LIVE, check out the overviews of each fund below and send in your applications if you qualify. And whether or not they do apply to you, please share with your networks so that we can create the very best Stop the Money Pipeline content for Earth Day LIVE.

  • Grassroots Small Grant Fund – The Stop the Money Pipeline Grassroots Small Grants fund is designed to assist local groups in hosting their digital events on April 23rd, 2020.
  • BIPOC & Frontline – The Climate Strike Frontline and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Small Grants Fund is designed to support a broad range of activities that strengthen and grow the work of Frontline and BIPOC North American communities in the effort to get banks, asset managers, insurance companies and institutional investors to stop financing, investing, and insuring fossil fuels.

Plus here are some additional resources and action items to support your local organizing:

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