The latest installation of solar panels directly in the path of the Keystone XL pipeline are going up in Nebraska this month. If TransCanada wants to build its dirty tar sands pipeline, they’ll have to tear down clean, renewable energy.
Solar XL not only provides clean energy, it tells an inspiring story about the people and places who are standing up to resist Trump’s agenda and TransCanada’s dirty tar sands pipeline.
This pipeline is not a done deal. In order to build it, TransCanada needs one final permit from Nebraska’s Public Service Commission (PSC), which will vote to approve or deny the permit this month.
In August, we delivered nearly 500,000 public comments and marched through Nebraska’s state capital with our partners to urge the PSC to reject the permit, but that’s not all. The climate movement – including Indigenous leaders, farmers, ranchers, and activists like you – has been fighting for several years to keep dirty tar sands in the ground and stop this and every destructive project like it.
This movement is growing and only getting stronger. We’re ready to take bold action to protect our water and climate if Keystone XL gets approved. Stay tuned for an announcement before the end of November.
This 8-minute film takes you to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota where the pipeline would run less than a mile outside its border. It brings you along the river that the Tribe depends on for drinking water that would be contaminated when the pipeline leaks.
It also features Jim Carlson and his farm in Nebraska where the first solar installation went up in his family’s corn fields. We learn what this pipeline would mean for his health, family, and well-being and why he’s been fighting this project for seven years.
This is what inspiring, community-led resistance looks like – and you can help make it even more powerful by joining this fight.