Over the past five years, TC Energy (formally Trans Canada) has tried to build the Coastal GasLink pipeline on Wet'suwet'en land, defiantly ignoring assertions from the hereditary chiefs of their rights and title and their lack of consent for the project.
The Coastal GasLink pipeline threatens Wet’suwet’en land, water, air, and people.
KKR has plans to purchase 65% of the Coastal GasLink pipeline with Alberta Investment Management Corp (AIMCo). It's is a US-based private equity firm with an atrocious record of putting profits over employees, people, and the environment.
If we #ShutDownKKR, we can stop the financing of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline — but we need to mobilize online together right now.
Yesterday people made over 261 calls and sent over 6500 emails expressing their concern to KKR. Today we want to push those numbers even higher.
⚡ Email KKR today by using this easy messaging tool: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/messagekkr
⚡ Call KKR by dialing 1-888-593-5407 and following the instructions you hear on the line. Need some talking points for your call? No problemo. See below.
⚡ Tweet at @KKR_Co and tell them just how awful they are for ignoring Wet’suwet’en concerns about their rights, the climate, land air and water. Need some tweet inspiration? See below!
𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐰? 𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐥, 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐠𝐨𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤.
Despite the COVID-19 crisis, TC Energy is still going ahead with Coastal GasLink pipeline construction and sending more workers and federal police officers onto Wet’suwet’en territories, putting communities at even more risk. Billionaire oil and gas CEOs see the COVID-19 crisis as an opportunity to push through whatever they can when the world is looking the other way.
KKR must be held accountable for ignoring the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs, putting Indigenous land and people at risk, endangering Indigenous women by building man camps along the route, and fueling the climate crisis.
#𝐒𝐡𝐮𝐭𝐃𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐊𝐊𝐑 𝐒𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐓𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐬
⚡ Despite the COVID-19 crisis, @TCEnergy is still going ahead with Coastal GasLink pipeline construction and sending more workers onto Wet’suwet’en territories, putting communities at risk of COVID-19. @KKR_Co, act now! #WetsuwetenStrong
⚡ Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs are being removed from their land so @TCEnergy can build the Coastal GasLink pipeline, despite having rights and title to the land since time immemorial! @KKR_Co, is it typically your policy to invest in Indigenous rights violations..? #ShutDownKKR
⚡ Hey @KKR_Co, your Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) Responsible Investment Policy, and commitment to the @UN_SDG goals doesn't seem to fit with kicking the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs off their territory by investing in @CoastalGasLink's pipeline. Care to explain? #KKRGlobalImpact
⚡ .@KKR_Co, what in heck do you think you are doing funding the Coastal GasLink pipeline? Terminate your pending purchase with @TCEnergy and respect the land rights of the Wet’suwet’en Nation!
#𝐒𝐡𝐮𝐭𝐃𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐊𝐊𝐑 𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐒𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐭
“Hello KKR, I am calling to demand you respect Indigenous rights and the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, and drop the risky Coastal GasLink pipeline immediately. The Coastal GasLink project would lock us into decades of increased fracked gas, disregarding the lack of consent by Wet’suwet’en community and the impacts to climate, air, water and the risks posed to indigenous women by man camps built along the route.”
If you have the resources to donate or organize online in your community or want to learn more about the Wet'suwet'en community's assertion of rights and title, find it here in their supporter toolkit http://unistoten.camp/supportertoolkit/
Here's also more info from Gidimt'en access point https://www.facebook.com/wetsuwetenstrong/