Q: Why are we protesting TD Bank?
A: They are funding the Line 3, a tarsands pipeline, in northern Minnesota.
Q: What is LINE 3?
Enbridge, a Canadian company, is building the Line 3 pipeline to carry tar sands crude oil from Alberta, Canada down through Minnesota. Line 3 will be 300 miles long and carry 800,000 barrels per day of tar sands, the dirtiest, most highly corrosive and carbon intensive of fuels.
Enbridge’s Line 3 will cut a new trench, crossing dozens of waterways (including the Mississippi River, twice), Native American treaty lands, and sacred wild rice areas.
Line 3 will add 193 million tons of CO2 to the atmosphere each year, equivalent to adding 38 million cars to the roads. Completion of Line 3 would be equal to adding 50 new coal plants running for 50 years.
The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) just released their latest report on August 9th. They said that without a doubt, the planet is warming, causing fires, droughts, hurricanes, etc., and that the warming is caused by human activity, specifically burning fossil fuels. The IPCC left no doubt. This is a crisis. We do not have time to waste.
We must make a transition to renewable energy and stop burning fossil fuel. It is imperative to stop building more fossil fuel infrastructure such as the Line3 pipeline.
Please take your money out of TD Bank (a Canadian bank) to help save our enviroment.