While the pandemic has completely shifted the political ground beneath our feet, the struggle to stop Coastal GasLink continues and is evolving in form. The virus has made many mass protest tactics unsafe to our communities, but at the same time the historic crash in the price of oil has made brought the viability of these projects into even more serious question at a time when investors can still back out.


KKR, a US-based private equity firm, has plans to purchase 65% of the Coastal GasLink pipeline with Alberta Investment Management Corp (AIMCo). But KKR’s plans to invest in the pipeline are not yet final and there is still time for them to walk away from the deal.

Rising Tide North America has organized a Communications Blockade of KKR for today:

⚡ Email KKR today by using our easy messaging tool: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/messagekkr

⚡ Call KKR by dialing 1-888-593-5407 and following the instructions you hear from us. Need some talking points for your call? No problemo. See below.

⚡ Tweet at @KKR_Co and tell them just how awful they are for ignoring Wet’suwet’en concerns about their rights, the climate, land air and water. Need some tweet inspiration? See below!

⚡ UK callers: Call KKR by dialing (+44) 020 7839 9800 then asking the switchboard to patch you through to Johannes Huth, KKR’s Managing Director.

⚡ Share this action on Social Media and ask others to join in!

#ShutDownKKR Call Script
“Hello KKR, I am calling to demand you respect Indigenous rights and the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, and drop the risky Coastal GasLink pipeline from your portfolio immediately. The project disregards the lack of consent from Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs who are the proper title holders to much of the land the pipeline would cross. A mass movement has erupted across Canada to stand with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and stop Coastal GasLink and we’re not going away anytime soon. This project will not be built. Save your money and back out while you still can.”

#𝐒𝐡𝐮𝐭𝐃𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐊𝐊𝐑 𝐒𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐓𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐬
⚡ Despite the #COVID19 crisis, Coastal GasLink pipeline construction continues on #Wetsuweten lands, putting land defenders at grave risk. @KKR_Co, don’t fund this awful project! #EarthDay

⚡ Despite the COVID-19 crisis, @TCEnergy is still going ahead with Coastal GasLink pipeline construction and sending more workers onto Wet’suwet’en territories, putting communities at risk of COVID-19. @KKR_Co, act now! #WetsuwetenStrong

⚡ Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs are being removed from their land so @TCEnergy can build the Coastal GasLink pipeline, despite having rights and title to the land since time immemorial! @KKR_Co, is it typically your policy to invest in Indigenous rights violations..? #ShutDownKKR

⚡ Hey @KKR_Co, your Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) Responsible Investment Policy, and commitment to the @UN_SDG goals doesn’t seem to fit with kicking the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs off their territory by investing in @CoastalGasLink’s pipeline. Care to explain? #KKRGlobalImpact

⚡ .@KKR_Co, what in heck do you think you are doing funding the Coastal GasLink pipeline? Terminate your pending purchase with @TCEnergy and respect the land rights of the Wet’suwet’en Nation!

The Struggle Continues!
-Unist’ot’en Solidarity Brigade

Unist'ot'en Camp
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