In solidarity with Indigenous communities, farmers and ranchers along the route, OCA is sending our protest banner to the Governors of Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska demanding they stop all pre-construction activity.
The movement against the Keystone XL Pipeline has successfully stopped the Trump Administration and TC Energy, aka TransCanada, from building this climate-destroying tar sands pipeline for years. But right now, amidst COVID-19, TC Energy is moving forward with plans to break ground on construction. While so many of us are sacrificing so much to protect our communities, TC Energy is planning to bring thousands of workers near Indigenous communities and rural towns that are already vulnerable to the spread of the coronavirus with little access to healthcare facilities. Such blatant disregard for public health and safety is sadly to be expected from a company who would build such a life-destroying pipeline in the first place. We must act now and come together to demand TC Energy halt any construction.
‘Cancel KXL’ petition
Promise to Protect
Measure fails by bare filibuster-proof margin
In the last hours of the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline bill in the U.S. Senate, a group of climate-activist organizations, including OCA, sent a letter urging opposition to KXL bill S2280. It’s time to get over the paradigms, technologies, and excesses of the past, and to build the framework for a clean-energy future. The Canadian Tar Sands simply aren’t worth it from any rational accounting.
In spite of election setbacks for climate action, leaders who want to be able to look their children and grandchildren straight in the eye have been stepping up to the plate, first with an historic climate-mitigation agreement between the U.S. and China, and now with the rejection of Keystone XL. What happens in the next few years will be critical to our civilization’s future, so it is no time to crawl into a corner. It’s time for action, not for whimpering in the face of Big Oil and Coal.
It’s time for Secretary of State Kerry and President Obama to stand up to oil companies and just say no. Submit your official public comments on the Keystone XL pipeline by March 7.
Calling on President Obama to Reject Keystone XL; State Department Study Is Flawed
As part of a national day of protests, Olympic Climate Action in Port Angeles and Fossil Fuel Action in Port Townsend conducted rallies on February 3, calling on President Obama to reject the controversial Keystone XL pipeline following the release of the State Department’s flawed Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. Thanks to all who braved the chill night air! We were even featured in The Nation magazine’s online article about the nationwide rally. Continue reading