Pull Together to Protect the Salish Sea!
Please join UUC’s Climate Action Team in Nathan Johnson Hall at UUC on Friday, September 22, at 7 p.m. for a presentation and fundraiser featuring Eric DePlace from the Sightline Institute and Victoria Leistman from the Sierra Club.
The proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in British Columbia and the United States is a disaster. It threatens indigenous sovereignty, endangers the Salish Sea, and locks us into irreversible climate catastrophe. We cannot let this pipeline be built. Together we are stronger than the fossil fuel industry and its collaborators in office. We are building a movement in Seattle to stop Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and tankers, starting with supporting the indigenous nations on the front lines of this project.
First Nations in British Columbia have vowed to stop Kinder Morgan using the same legal strategy that stopped Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline. Their powerful constitutional rights–some of the strongest in the world–have the power to stop it. But taking government and big oil to court is expensive. Multiple lawsuits have been filed since the project’s approval in late 2016. The Tsleil-Waututh, Coldwater, Squamish, and Tk’emlups Te Secwepemc First Nations have agreed to work with Pull Together. Pull Together was created as a way to stand with First Nations to stop the Enbridge Northern Gateway. Together over $600,000 was raised and the project was killed. Round 2, “The People vs. Kinder Morgan,” is underway.
Together we can win this battle to protect and preserve Earth’s Salish Sea!