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PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TRYING TO FAST-TRACK THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE

We thought that we had defeated the KXL northern leg during the Obama years, but Trump and the oil industry are trying to bring this pipeline back from the dead. Shortly after his inauguration, Trump signed an executive order forcing the “approval” of the pipeline. 

This brazen decree is compounded by the Administration’s current effort to shortcut the environmental review. After the Nebraska Public Service Commission approved a new route last year, the Administration is trying to limit the environmental review solely to the new route instead of a full review of the entire pipeline. The last full review was in 2014 and it’s out of date! This is why Indigenous Peoples, ranchers, and other communities impacted by the pipeline are demanding an environmental impact statement (EIS) along the entire proposed route.

We’ve defeated KXL before, and we can do so again! The State Department is collecting public comments on the environmental impact of the pipeline.

Take action here

We cannot allow Trump to run roughshod over our environment by scrapping environmental reviews. KXL would carry 830,000 barrels of Canadian tar sands every day across the United States down to the Gulf Coast. And one of the dirtiest sources of oil on the planet, no less! The annual greenhouse gas emissions made possible by  KXL could be equivalent to nearly 40 million cars on the road.

Under Trump, it might seem like fighting for the environment is a constant uphill battle, but the movement against pipelines is powerful. It’s been 10 years since the Keystone XL pipeline was first proposed, and major international banks like HSBC have announced they will no longer fund new tar sands projects. More Americans than ever oppose KXL. Back in 2013, 66% of Americans favored the pipeline, but, today, that figure is down to 42% and 48% now oppose the pipeline. We need to use that momentum! 

Your public comment will help ensure a thorough environmental review--and build the  mounting opposition that can stop this pipeline once and for all.

Your voice will also help show polluters--and the banks that fund them--that there is a massive movement determined to stop KXL and all the dirty pipelines no matter Trump’s ambitions, from Trans Mountain in western Canada to Line 3 in Minnesota. If you speak out and help power the movement, we may defeat KXL for good!

Information and link from GREENPEACE.

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S WAR ON IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES

President Trump wants to change the census to include a question about citizenship. This is a direct action against immigrant communities and we must stop it. It also rigs elections for the GOP.

This Trump attempt is racist and Congress must stop it immediately. It's imperative that we get involved to stop this discrimination. Right now, Thomas Brunell, is heading the census effort. Brunell is a Republican who has supported gerrymandering and has opposed early voting, and he doesn't have relevant experience for heading this agency (The U.S. Census Bureau). Such a question on census forms would likely keep immigrants and people of color away from accurately filling out census forms and also keep them away from voting booths. This must not happen!

Please contact your Senators and your Representative and urge them to vote against this extremist attack on our democracy.

Please contact your elected officials NOW. Thank you!