Sign the petition: Liberty Mutual must stop insuring toxic tar sands and Arctic drilling projects

Liberty Mutual

Insurance giant Liberty is a huge backer of tar sands and has not ruled out support for Arctic drilling, two sectors that spell disaster for Indigenous rights and the climate. As a top global oil and gas insurer and investor with billions invested in fossil fuels, Liberty is complicit in the destruction of waterways and sacred land.

All oil and gas projects need one thing: insurance coverage. Without insurance, new tar sands pipelines, Arctic drilling rigs, and oil refineries cannot be built, and existing projects cannot continue to operate.

Despite the massive risks of these projects, Liberty’s executives have refused to make space in their calendars to meet with Indigenous and frontline leaders, whose lands, livelihoods, and cultures Liberty is threatening with its business practices.

At the end of 2020, Liberty announced that it was joining an international network on responsible investing because of its commitment to build “prosperous and inclusive societies for future generations.” But we know that these words mean absolutely nothing if the insurance giant continues to insure and invest in fossil fuel expansion on Indigenous lands without consent.  

Tar sands oil is one of the dirtiest, most carbon-intensive fuels on the planet, and its extraction has already contaminated the drinking water and food of Indigenous communities in Canada and unleashed massive amounts of carbon pollution.

Massive pipelines like Trans Mountain and Line 3 would transport crude tar sands oil from Alberta, unleashing a massive dirty carbon bomb on the planet, violating treaties with Indigenous communities, and polluting sacred lands and waterways. But they are facing powerful Indigenous and grassroots resistance right now.

We must move in solidarity with Indigenous communities by holding the insurers of these destructive projects accountable. We must continue to pressure Liberty Mutual to listen to the demands made by Indigenous leaders and stop supporting rights-violating, dangerous fossil fuel infrastructure.

It’s way past time for Liberty Mutual to put people over profit and take a stand for our collective futures. We demand Liberty Mutual stop fueling climate chaos and insuring human rights abuses.

Sign the petition: Demand Liberty Mutual drop insurance coverage of tar sands pipelines, Arctic drilling, and all fossil fuel expansion.

Participating Organizations:
Climate Hawks Vote

Consumers United for Fairness
Corporate Accountability
Daily Kos
Endangered Species Coalition
Friends of the Earth Action
Honor the Earth
Indigenous Environmental Network
Juggernaut Project
Oil & Gas Action Network
Rainforest Action Network
Rising Tide North America
Waterkeeper Alliance
The Wilderness Society

To: Liberty Mutual
From: [Your Name]

Under international human rights standards, Indigenous people must give free, prior, and informed consent for development on their lands. The Trans Mountain and Line 3 pipelines, as well as arctic drilling projects, have failed to secure the consent of impacted Indigenous communities. Stop fueling climate chaos and insuring human rights abuses. Drop insurance coverage of tar sands pipelines, Arctic drilling, and all fossil fuel expansion.