It happened. After an emergency Cabinet meeting this week, Prime Minister Trudeau approved the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau betrayed us and abandoned the promises that got him into office. He abandoned his promise to make Canada an international climate leader, and his promise build a new relationship with Indigenous peoples. And that’s what makes his approval of Kinder Morgan such a slap in the face.
But this fight ain’t over, and this pipeline can and will be stopped.
Indigenous and local community groups need your commitment -- today -- in order to launch counter lawsuits and to organize the fight-back. We can keep the heat on the Prime Minister and ensure permits are never granted to build this project. It happened with the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and it can happen again with Kinder Morgan. Together, we can win. But you need to be on board.
Can you chip in right now to support the fight back against the Kinder Morgan pipeline?
Kinder Morgan lobbied the federal and provincial governments 826 times to secure this deal -- and Trudeau decided to side with corporate interests, and not our pristine coastal waters, orcas, climate, our economy – and especially Indigenous communities who have been steamrolled by this decision to build an unwanted pipeline on their ancestral lands.
But there’s hope: First Nations opposition is strong and growing, with over 100 nations signing the Treaty Alliance against tar sands expansion, including over 70 in BC. Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have taken to the streets and online to protest this pipeline, and local governments have rejected it outright. And no government approval changes that.
Earlier this week, SumOfUs members flooded Trudeau and his Cabinet’s inboxes with nearly 15,000 emails. And after the pipeline was approved, nearly 22,000 of us agreed to do whatever it takes to stop this project.
Right now, it's vital we get organized while the ink is still drying on the Justin Trudeau’s approval documents. And we need to get ready for the fight of our lives.
Let’s remind Trudeau that if he won’t stand on the right side of history, then it’s up to us to support those who will. And together, you can take meaningful action and stand with Indigenous communities even if you can’t be there in person.