Amidst the global pandemic, fossil fuel giant TC Energy is continuing its push of a fracked gas pipeline, called Coastal GasLink -- violating the sovereignty of the Wet'suwet'en nation, continuing colonial violence, and threatening the health of those on the frontlines.
Earlier this year, the news story became known as “Standing Rock of the North” as thousands of people across Canada blockaded rail, truck and ferry traffic across the country to stop the flow of capital in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who have been bravely and peacefully resisting the resource extraction projects for years.
Now one of the largest possible investors in the project, AIMCo, is about to finalize the deal and trample Indigenous sovereignty and worsen the climate crisis.
AIMCo has a huge global presence, with operations all over the world. We know their international image is important to them, and it’s already suffering right now due to poor financial decisions made earlier this year. AIMCo’s CEO will have to listen if Wet’suwet’en’s countless supporters raise their voices to let them know we will not allow AIMCo to continue its investment in a destructive pipeline that violates Indigenous sovereignty.
Will you add your name to the petition calling on AIMCo to drop its investment in Coastal GasLink pipeline before the deal is finalized?
Not only does the Coastal GasLink pipeline endanger the Wet'suwet'en people, if built, it would bring us closer to climate disaster by raising annual methane emissions by millions of tonnes. We need to stop this disastrous pipeline, and if AIMCo pulls out of the sale, the project will take a potentially catastrophic financial hit.
You’ve probably never heard about AIMCo – it is one of Canada’s largest pension fund managers, managing over 100 billion dollars worth of pension. And the Canadian team at SumOfUs had two massive victories last year in Canada to stop Canadian retirement savings being used to fund destructive and unethical investments. We pushed the Canadian federal Pension Plan to divest from prison corporations profiting from Trump’s disgusting border policies, and pushed the Quebec provincial pension fund to divest from the company that is most responsible for the Amazon fires.
We can stop AIMCo from using Canadian pensions to buy the Coastal GasLink pipeline too, but need the help of international SumOfUs members like you to support Wet’suwet’en land defenders in their fight to stop this colonial project.
Join the fight with Wet'suwet'en leaders by calling on AIMCo to pull out of the investment to buy Coastal GasLink pipeline.
Photo credit: Amber Bracken