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March Against Big Banks: Defund Keystone XL

  • Woodruff Park 51 Peachtree Way Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30305 United States (map)

Remember the Keystone XL pipeline? If built, it would carry tar sands oil -- the worst kind to use with regard to the climate -- across the border from Canada and allow that oil to easily reach refineries on the US Gulf Coast. The pipeline would carry oil over a major source of groundwater for western US states and put miles of indigenous and local people's land at risk from leaks and explosions, not to mention miles and miles of farmland and wildlife habitat. 

First Nations peoples in Canada, indigenous peoples in the US, farmers and landowners in its path, and activists far and wide fought Keystone XL for years and won when Obama rejected a permit for the pipeline to cross the US border. Now Trump has greenlit the project, so it's time to fight back and win again!

TransCanada, the company behind Keystone XL, can't build it without money. In Atlanta, we're targeting JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America to say: stop supporting TransCanada and #defundKXL

It's time to take action for our water, our air, and our planet's climate, and to support communities on the front lines of the effects of climate disruption and the actions of destructive corporations.

We will be marching from downtown atlanta to midtown, stopping at multiple bank branches on the way.

Earlier Event: April 20
Sign-making Party 2
Later Event: April 22
March for Science Atlanta