Citizen Action Monitor

Unbelievably, Trudeau gives two thumbs way up to Trump’s KXL approval

“What’s worse, Keystone XL has never faced a serious review in Canada,” says Leadnow in call to sign petition.

No 1877 Posted by fw, January 25, 2017

red-flag“KXL is far from a done deal.”

If enough of us speak out, we can convince the Liberal government to suspend Harper’s approval of Keystone XL, and put the project — including any of Trump’s changes — through a new, credible review process.

Sign the petition

Below is a repost of Leadnow’s call to action to force the Liberals to suspend KXL approval. Alternatively, read Leadnow’s urgent public appeal by clicking on the following linked title.

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Keystone XL by Leadnow, January 24, 2017

Donald Trump just approved the Keystone XL tarsands pipeline — overturning Obama’s 2015 rejection. The massive pipeline would threaten dozens of rivers with oil spills, and make it virtually impossible for Canada to meet our climate targets.

Today, Trump warned that he plans to “renegotiate the terms” of the project — and the media is already reporting that this could mean higher costs for Canada.

Unbelievably, the Liberal government is giving Trump’s plan the thumbs-up, without any additional review of the changes to the project that Trump may negotiate. That gives Trump a blank cheque to change the project terms without our approval.

What’s worse, Keystone XL has never faced a serious review in Canada. Harper rubber-stamped the pipeline after a sham process that didn’t even consider climate change. A project this massive needs a careful and thorough review — especially now that Trump is pushing for changes to the project that could make Keystone even worse for Canada.

If enough of us speak out, we can convince the Liberal government to suspend Harper’s approval of Keystone XL, and put the project — including any of Trump’s changes — through a new, credible review process.

Sign the petition

Keystone XL is far from a done deal. The pipeline requires approval from the state of Nebraska, where opposition is unprecedented. Meanwhile, landowners along the pipeline route who refuse to leave their land are expected to bring their fight to the courts this fall.

Here at home, the Liberal government has so far been supportive of Keystone XL, but a massive outcry now could force them to reconsider. 

During the election campaign, the Liberals spoke out time and time again against Harper’s sham pipeline review process. Now, they’re claiming that flawed process is sufficient for Keystone XL — and they’re not even planning to reassess the decision if Trump negotiates major changes to the project.

A massive petition could force the Liberals to suspend the approval of Keystone XL and launch a new review process — one that considers any changes that come from Trump’s renegotiations.

Sign now

Thanks for all you do,
Jolan and Katelynn, on behalf of the entire Leadnow.ca team

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