After a historic multi-year campaign of public comments, rallies, marches, sit-ins and civil disobedience, in November 2015 President Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline in an incredible victory for our climate, wildlife and millions of people who raised their voices against this dangerous project.
But the Keystone XL pipeline is back.
After President Trump's executive action to fast-track the pipeline's permitting process, TransCanada — the corporation behind the project — was eager to get started after reapplying for its permit.
But we're not going to stand aside and let this destructive project move forward. The Center and allies sued the Trump administration for approving Keystone XL — without any public participation — in March 2017.
Your help was critical to our first victory against Keystone XL, and we need you to join us in the fight yet again. In the first round of battles, we overcame seemingly insurmountable odds to defeat this project — and we can do it again. It'll take a massive groundswell of resistance, but we'll join landowners and tribes along the pipeline's route in grassroots work and the Center and allies will stay in court as long as we need to in order to stop this project.
We're asking people around the country to make their voices heard. Put a sign in your yard. Protest at your local park or storefront. Put a flyer on your car. Send factsheets to your friends. Organize a gathering or other event to teach people about Keystone and spread the word.
Check out our video of the hazards of America's dangerous pipelines. (An earlier version of this video, called "One Lime-lapse Big Oil Doesn't Want You to See," went viral on the popular website Upworthy.)
No matter how you look at it, Keystone XL would be bad for wildlife, especially endangered species.
Many imperiled species live along the 1,200-mile proposed pipeline's path and in areas where tar sands oil is produced. If the pipeline is built, rare wildlife will be hurt and killed.
The Center for Biological Diversity released a report called In Harm's Way: How the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Have Ignored the Dangers of the Keystone XL Pipeline to Endangered Species.
Our analysis finds that at least 12 threatened and endangered species in four states would be put in harm's way by the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. They include whooping cranes, interior least terns, American burying beetles, northern swift foxes, piping plovers, pallid sturgeons and black-footed ferrets.
Threats from this project include habitat destruction from the massive ground disturbance this pipeline would cause, bird deaths from power-line collisions and the potentially catastrophic impacts of pipeline spills.
International Wildlife Impacts
Thank you for standing with us in opposing this dangerous project.
Check out our Say No to Keystone signs, our polar bear mask and our factsheet:
Learn more about the dangers of Keystone.