The decision by Nebraska officials to give the Keystone XL pipeline a permit was a setback — but indigenous people and their allies are still determined to stop the pipeline.
Nebraska gave the pipeline a permit, but for a different route than the one TransCanada applied for. That decision creates more hurdles TransCanada will have to jump through – so many that it might be too difficult for the company to move forward.
If they do move forward, they’ll be met with enormous resistance led by indigenous peoples on the route of the pipeline. A coalition of indigenous and environmental justice organizations is answering their call to continue to oppose this project.
Together with indigenous leaders, ranchers, and farmers, we’ll make a series of nonviolent but resolute stands along the proposed pipeline route in opposition to a project that endangers our communities, land, water, and climate.
TransCanada said they’ll decide by December whether or not to move forward. We need to show them that if they go ahead, thousands of people will resist.
Organizations sponsoring the Promise to Protect include: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, Pawnee Nation, Wakpa Waste Camp at the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, Wiconi un Tipi Camp at the Lower Brule Reservation in South Dakota, Mni Wiconi Clinic, Indigenous Environmental Network, International Indigenous Youth Council, Indigenous Peoples Power Project, Native Organizers Alliance, 350.org, Amazon Watch, Greenpeace USA, Hip Hop Caucus, CREDO, Power Shift Network, Seeding Sovereignty, Sunrise Movement