Today, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order that gave Keystone XL a presidential approval.
Daniel Cayley-Daoust, Energy and Climate Campaigner for the Council of Canadians had this to say about the announcement: “With the arrival of a climate denying government literally run by the oil industry in the United States, Trudeau needs to abandon the folly of pipeline politics. This is the third export pipeline that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has supported in the last two months despite strong evidence that pipelines aren’t needed and will prevent us from reaching our climate goals. This further reinforces the failure of the Trudeau government’s climate aspirations that are now literally only a pipe dream.”
“The threat to our climate and to our water is grave,” said Cayley-Daoust. “But when governments put private oil interests before people and the planet, Indigenous communities, local residents and climate activists will continue to protect the water, the land, and fight to block the massive Keystone XL pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline that was also just approved.”
The Council of Canadians continues to stand in solidarity with Indigenous peoples and local communities who will disproportionately bear the brunt of the impacts of the pipelines if they are built.
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