Climate protection is 'no malarkey'

Tell Joe Biden to stand for people, water, and land against the Line 3 tar sands pipeline

Joe Biden claims he will uphold indigenous sovereignty and prosperity and that he stands for environmental justice. He also has said he will “rescind TransCanada’s cross-border presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline if he is elected.”

Yet Biden has said nothing about stopping the catastrophic Line 3 tar sands pipeline in Northern Minnesota, which will generate 50 coal plants worth of carbon pollution. Strong leadership demands shifting away from fossil fuel infrastructure to sustainable, clean energy. If Biden is serious about protecting our climate, the best way he can demonstrate that is by speaking out publicly against Line 3.

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Line 3 and the presidential campaign

Biden unveiled his climate plan in July, saying he would “hold polluters accountable for the damage they’ve caused, particularly . . . in communities of color.” He vowed to restore the United States’ credibility on climate issues and said he will challenge the rest of the world to “follow our leadership.”

But Biden’s silence on Line 3 is not the leadership we need.

Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 is a massive tar sands oil pipeline slated for construction across Northern Minnesota, from Canada’s tar sands region to Superior, Wis. If built, the pipeline would:

  • Cross more than 200 bodies of water, including the Mississippi River twice
  • Carry some of the dirtiest oil in the world, tar sands crude
  • Violate several treaties with the Ojibwe people that establish the right for Indigenous people to hunt, fish, and gather along the proposed pipeline route

How you can help

Add your voice by using the campaign’s simple online tweet tool. Tell Joe Biden that leadership means protecting our climate and our communities, not protecting fossil fuel industry profits.