The Society of Fearless Grandmothers Santa Barbara is holding a rally in Goleta on Friday, July 16, in conjunction with other actions across the United States with the focus of stopping the construction of Line 3. This is a pipeline that would carry Canadian tar-sands oil across the headwaters of the Mississippi River.
We are calling on President Biden to stop Line 3, just as he did with the KXL pipeline. We are calling on banks funding Line 3 to not renew loans for this pipeline.
Everyone is invited to join us from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. The rally will begin at Wells Fargo Bank on Fairview at Calle Real. We will then walk to Chase Bank, Union Bank and Bank of America, all funders of fossil fuel pipelines and major contributors to the climate crisis.
Other local groups are joining in the action: Sunrise Movement, 350 SB, Women’s March SB, Standing Rock Coalition, Democratic Socialists of America, and Extinction Rebellion.
If you can’t make the rally you can still help. Call the Whitehouse (Comments: 202-456-1111) and tell President Biden to stop Line 3. Email the banks and tell them to stop funding climate chaos, and consider moving your money to a credit union or a bank that doesn’t fund fossil fuel projects.
Why we are fighting against the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline:
- The Line 3 pipeline would carry 760,000 barrels a day of sludgy tar sands oil 300 miles across northern Minnesota, crossing 200 water bodies including the Mississippi River twice
- The oil from Line 3 will add more carbon to the atmosphere every year than the entire state of Minnesota emits
- Between 1999 and 2013 there were at least 1,068 spills from Enbridge oil pipelines in the US that dumped 7.4 million gallons of oil into the environment
- Line 3 would violate the treaty rights of the Anishinaabeg by endangering critical natural and cultural resources protected by the 1842, 1854, and 1855 treaties