UU Ministry for Earth and the Unitarian Universalist Association both endorse the Promise to Protect call to action and encourage Unitarian Universalists to prepare for a potentially massive escalation to prevent TransCanada’s Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline.

A presidential permit for the pipeline was just issued on March 29, 2019, meaning that construction is likely to be fast-tracked despite recent court rulings calling for more environmental review.

Are you committed to stopping the KXL with UU Ministry for Earth?

Stay up to date with this campaign and support UU mobilization by joining the group titled “No KXL – Promise to Protect” on CreateClimateJustice.net. Here’s how:

  1. Create an account or sign in to your account on CreateClimateJustice.net
  2. Search for “KXL” in the search bar at the top of the left-side menu bar
  3. Click on the group “No KXL – Promise to Protect” in the search results
  4. Press the orange “Request Membership” button in the top-right of the group landing page and fill out the 1-question form. Your request will be reviewed by a group moderator shortly.

Here are some ways to engage:

1.  Read the #NoKXL Promise to Protect Call to Action and add your name if you feel called. If you want to join a coordinating circle of UUs committed to the Promise to Protect, join the “NO KXL – Promise to Protect” group on  Create Climate Justice Net.

2. Sign up for the Promise to Protect Training Tour

The Promise to Protect Training Tour kicked off on March 23rd, and is taking place in 10 cities and 4 reservations, with a goal of training 2K+ people for direct action to stop the Keystone XL (KXL) tar sands pipeline. Despite numerous court rulings denying permits, the Trump administration has issued another presidential permit to fast track the project without further environmental review. Native and non-Native environmental justice activists will come together to take powerful collective action along the pipeline route and in our local areas. Our UU faith calls us to heal our relationship with the earth through action in solidarity with those resisting the fossil fuel industry’s extraction and exploitation of people, resources, and lands.

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3. Individually, or in community, learn more about the opposition to the KXL pipeline and the environmental justice and climate impacts of Canadian tar sands (aka oil sands). Here are some resources to consider:

4. Individually, or in community, learn more about the historic events that took place at Standing Rock with the #NoDAPL Water Protectors movement, and reflect on (1) how these events have impacted lives, communities, and movements, and (2) what we might learn from these experiences and carry with us as we face yet another major pipeline as part of a broad coalition. Here are some resources to consider (content warning: graphic footage of private security and police violence):

5. Individually, or as a community, learn more about Indigenous Peoples histories and struggles, as it relates to environmental justice and to the place(s) where you live and feel connected to. Here are some resources to consider: