Keystone XL

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Joe Biden wasted no time getting down to business on Wednesday. Within hours of being sworn in, he’d already rejoined the Paris Agreement and cancelled the long-resisted Keystone XL pipeline.

These are hard-fought victories to celebrate – but there’s another urgent climate file we need Biden’s attention on right now. As I write this, bulldozers are stationed to plow through sacred wild rice watersheds and wetlands in Ojibwe treaty territory to make way for the dirty Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline.

We saw how fast Biden cancelled Keystone XL this week. But he won’t do the same for Line 3 without just as much public pressure.

friend, will you join the powerful movement resisting the Line 3 pipeline and sign the petition calling on President Biden to halt construction?


The Line 3 pipeline is slated to transport 760,000 barrels of tar sands oil from Alberta, to Wisconsin every day. If completed,... Line 3 would cross more than 200 bodies of water, including the Mississippi River and wild rice beds sacred to the Anishinaabe people that should be protected under treaties. The pipeline would also have the climate impact of 50 new coal plants, causing more than $287 billion in climate damages to our communities around the world.

Construction may have already begun, but opposition to the pipeline is stronger than ever. Indigenous water protectors are on the ground right now taking direct action to defend the land against this destructive project. Yet with militarized police on the side of the pipeline and drones circling overhead, anything could happen.

Biden cited climate change as the key reason he cancelled Keystone XL. Acting on Keystone but ignoring the consequences of Line 3 would be straight out hypocrisy.

He has the power to halt Line 3 construction immediately – and it’s up to us to push him to follow through.

Click here to add your name to the petition calling on the Biden administration to prove their commitment to climate action by stopping Line 3.

Stopping pipelines like Line 3 is exactly the kind of challenge that was created to take on. We know that by preventing tar sands expansion, we can pave the way for large-scale, transformative change towards a renewable energy future. And it's working – over the past decade, Stand has joined forces with frontline communities and allied organizations to stop dozens of pipeline and oil train projects up and down the Pacific coast, including a previous Enbridge nightmare – the Northern Gateway pipeline. Already, over 20,000 people (including you!) signed our petition to stop Line 3.

This latest victory on Keystone XL is a testament to the fact that long, sustained, Indigenous-led resistance to pipeline projects works. This was a victory more than a decade in the making.

I was thrilled to see Biden prioritize two big environmental priorities on his first day on the job – but the real test of his climate leadership is yet to come.

Let's make sure he passes it.

Thanks for speaking out,

Matt Krogh
US Oil and Gas Campaigns Director

P.S. Click here to find out more about what you can do to support Line 3 frontline resistance, and follow Giniw collective on Twitter for live updates from the ground. challenges corporations, industries, and governments to prioritize the well-being of people, our environment, and our climate by creating long-term, effective solutions. None of this work is possible without your support. DONATE $5 San Francisco office: 548 Market Street, Suite 74196, San Francisco, CA 94104-5401 On traditional Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone Lands
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