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The Keystone XL pipeline is back.

For almost a decade, a powerful coalition of First Nations, ranchers and farmers, environmentalists, youth fighting for their future and people from all walks of life resisted the construction of the 1,179-mile pipeline that would flow 830,000 barrels of oil a day from the Alberta tar sands to Nebraska, eventually heading to refineries on the Gulf Coast. Engaging in everything from lobbying to non-violent civil disobedience, they ultimately swayed Barack Obama to reject the pipeline.


Donald Trump revived the once dead pipeline with an executive order that unblocked the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, and set in motion a plan to curb regulatory interference on future pipeline projects. On March 24, 2017, the Trump administration approved TransCanada's application to build the pipeline. The Trump administration’s plans to expand the nation’s pipeline infrastructure will only be stopped by a coalition willing to lead with their hearts and put their bodies on the line.

Rainforest Action Network’s strategy in response is straightforward: follow the money funding Keystone XL and take bold, courageous action to stop the construction of this horrible pipeline. We know that TransCanada, the Canadian oil giant building the pipeline, has recently received corporate loans from some of the biggest U.S., Canadian, European and Japanese banks. We know that another project loan may not be far off if TransCanada is to build Keystone XL.

JP Morgan Chase, Citibank and Wells Fargo are heavily involved in TransCanada’s financial dealings. Our plan is to organize, put pressure on these banks and change the story. In 2015, we proved that “when we fight, we win.” Now it is time for another round.

Are you with us?