Jeanne, the corporation behind the hugely destructive East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) is profiting while the world literally burns.
The French oil giant Total announced a staggering $5.7 billion yesterday in second quarter profits to shareholders.1
This is just weeks after deadly record-breaking temperatures in Europe and Africa. Meanwhile, the dangerous heat in the US right now is causing wildfires, roads to melt, and more.
The wealthy few in Big Oil, and the banks and brokerages who support them are raking in obscene profits while tens of millions of people suffer because of the impacts of the climate crisis they caused. This is morally bankrupt, and we must take action to stop EACOP and all future pipelines.
It’s up to us to put an end to this profiteering at the expense of people and the planet.
Jeanne, Big Oil might have record profits to spend buying off the powerful, but we’ve got thousands of ordinary people everywhere rising up.
Which is why we are inviting you to be part of the campaign and connect with other activists at a StopEACOP online rally on Monday, August 1st.
Join us to hear about the campaign, be part of the discussion on how to stop it and help plan actions with the StopEACOP campaign coordinator Omar Elmawi, and campaigners from Sunrise Project and Inclusive Development International.
If you look only at the news headlines, you might be led to believe this global crisis is something that just happened. But it’s not that we’re unlucky. Fossil fuels did this. A handful of wealthy executives did this – and got rich and powerful while watching our planet burn.
There’s a direct connection between Total and Marsh building a pipeline and the climate disasters we’re seeing right now — and EACOP will only make the climate crisis worse.
Total’s planned operations will be devastating, and they only stand to benefit a handful of wealthy shareholders. EACOP will increase the severity of the global climate emergency by transporting oil that will generate over 34 million tons of carbon emissions each year.
The pipeline would open up critical ecosystems in the landlocked regions of Central and Eastern Africa to commercial oil exploitation2 – devastating endangered species, national parks and threatening the water of 40 million people3.
Stopping EACOP is crucial and it can’t operate without insurance. Will you help us build the pressure on Total and their supporters and RSVP to the rally today?
Thank you for taking action.
P.S. Want to take action against Total right now? Help amplify the campaign by sharing the StopEACOP coalition’s post on social media!
1 – TotalEnergies
2 – StopEACOP
3 – StopEACOP
PO Box 843004, Boston, MA 02284-3004
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