Stop Insuring Trans Mountain Week of Action
From June 14-21, 2021, activists around the world will organize actions and protests at the branches, offices and headquarters of the insurance companies that are backing the Trans Mountain pipeline.
There are two ways that you can get involved:
- Find an action near you, and RSVP to attend.
- Can’t find an action near you? Organize one! We’ve created this Action Toolkit & will host regular support calls to support you in your organizing.
- RSVP to the Week of Action event on Facebook to learn about upcoming digital actions.
Why We are Organizing to Stop Trans Mountain
The Trans Mountain pipeline is a massive tar sands oil pipeline in Canada. The pipeline is currently under construction, and land is being torn apart for its expansion. Tankers servicing the pipeline impact the entire Salish Sea, winding their way along the West Coast of the United States, to Washington and California for refining. The project is a global climate catastrophe, violates Indigenous rights, and harms the entire coastline.
It’s simple: every fossil fuel project needs insurance to operate, including this massive tar sands pipeline. Every year, Trans Mountain needs $500 million USD in coverage to operate its existing pipeline and even more for the pipeline’s twinning expansion. The insurance certificates expire every August, so this is a critical decision-making window for the corporate giants. We know these companies are sensitive to pressure. Some of the largest insurance companies have already backed away from this toxic pipeline, and in response, Trans Mountain has resorted to hiding the names of this year’s insurers (though we still know who the targets are).
That’s why we need you to organize in your own community. We are calling on everyone who recognizes the urgency of the climate crisis and the injustices against Indigenous communities to unite against the Trans Mountain pipeline and organize solidarity actions around the world.