Statements of Solidarity from The Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth and Hip Hop Caucus


Thank you to the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth and The Hip Hop Caucus for your statements of solidarity with XL Dissent!

Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement:
“All Americans deserve to live safe and healthy lives that aren’t shadowed by worsening superstorms, droughts, floods, and wildfires brought on by dirty fossil fuels. And it’s America’s youth who have the greatest stake in the Keystone XL tar sands decision.
“Today the Sierra Club and our 2.4 million members and supporters stand in solidarity with the youth who are marching in Washington, D.C. to tell the president to embrace clean energy and reject tar sands once and for all.”

Erich Pica, President of Friends of the Earth, released the following statement:

“During his 2014 State of the Union speech, President Obama laid out a mission, that  ‘when our children’s children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world, with new sources of energy, I want us to be able to say yes, we did.’ Well the young people of XL Dissent are looking at the President now, and demanding an answer on the Keystone XL pipeline.

“The president’s climate legacy depends on the choices he makes now. We at Friends of the Earth ask the President to follow the example of our young people by standing up to Big Oil and realizing that vision of a clean energy future by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline.”

The Hip Hop Caucus made the following tweet: