Today’s petitions: Oppose the Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipelines

Did you know we have a web page called Petitions, Petitions! full of petitions we collect daily from organizations across the country? Here are a few petitions picking up steam today that may interest you:

The issue

Yesterday Donald Trump filed an executive order to move both the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines forward. The Keystone XL Pipeline was rejected because it was not in the country’s best interests. An environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline was ordered because of the threats it poses to the Standing Rock Sioux and water sources.

CALL TO ACTION

  1. Sign the Sierra Club petition to Donald Trump to put our national interest, not pipelines and foreign oil companies, first. (posted 1/25/17)
  2. Sign the OurRevolution signup form to say you are with them to oppose the Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipelines. (1/25/17)
  3. Sign Color of Change petition to the Army Corps of Engineers to oppose Trump’s approval of DAPL. (posted 1/25/17)
  4. Join the Sierra Club in a texting campaign to Trump by using their texting tool (top of the page) or tweeting Trump directly something like this:

@realDonaldTrump — these pipelines aren’t in our national interest & we will #resist! #NoKXL #NoDAPL

(From Sierra Club)

At a time when China and the rest of the world are doubling down on clean energy, these projects would expand reliance on the dirty energy of the past. The Keystone XL pipeline would carry 830,000 barrels of the world’s dirtiest oil —  tar sands — every day from Alberta, Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast. It would carry and emit the climate equivalent of 37.7 million cars’ annual emissions each year — a disaster for our climate. TransCanada, the foreign company behind the Keystone XL project, will attempt to use eminent domain to sue American landowners and seize their private property in order to pipe this dirty fuel across the U.S. for export.

The 1,168-mile Dakota Access Pipeline would carry 450,000 barrels of fracked oil every day through four states. It would cut through communities, farms, sensitive natural areas, wildlife habitat, and tribal lands like the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s ancestral lands. It would also cross under the Missouri River just upstream of the Tribe’s drinking water supply, where a spill would mean a serious threat to the Tribe’s health, culture, and way of life.


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