This is huge!

Moments ago, news broke: the U.S. Supreme Court refused to continue construction on the Keystone XL pipeline, rejecting Trump’s bid to jump-start it.

Earlier, a federal judge sided with the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes and ordered that the Dakota Access pipeline be shut down while a more extensive environmental review is done.

Over the weekend, two utility companies also announced the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast pipeline due to costs and delays. This win is a result of local communities across West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina who organized and fought hard.

This is a critical moment to keep the momentum up to stop pipelines across the board. There’s no telling what dirty tricks the Trump administration will try next.

Will you sign the Promise to Protect and commit to taking action with Indigenous peoples against Keystone XL if called upon?

Despite massive global opposition, Energy Transfer Partners completed the Dakota Access pipeline in 2017. This year, the company behind Keystone XL, TC Energy (formerly known as TransCanada), began construction on the pipeline despite not having all the required state, local, and federal permits. The permits issued by the Trump administration are currently facing three federal lawsuits.

We helped stop Keystone XL before. We can stop a major pipeline again. Both Dakota Access and Keystone XL were stopped or put on hold by the Obama administration thanks to grassroots pressure, but Trump fast-tracked the projects within his first five days in office.1

We cannot back down. The Promise to Protect is led by a coalition of Indigenous leaders, rural communities, and national climate and environmental organizations, and has gained support from more than 48,000 people who’ve committed to travel to the Keystone XL route and participate in creative resistance to stop the pipeline if called upon.

Hundreds of people have already been trained, but we need more who are committed to stopping Keystone XL no matter what. Will you add your name to the Promise to Protect today?

Big Oil’s business model has always been at odds with the fight for racial and economic justice, Indigenous sovereignty, and a safe climate. The Indigenous-led efforts to stop Keystone XL and Dakota Access have ushered in a powerful era of resistance, but we must keep going.

When we fight, we win.

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Veronica Barrio

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