On Saturdays, we will be picketing TD Bank locations around CT in protest of their investments in the Keystone XL pipeline.
Please check here for an updated schedule:
Saturday August 31 at 11 am: 2035 Broad St, Hartford, CT.
Saturday, September 14 at 11 am: 994 Chapel St, New Haven, CT.
Saturday, Sept 21 at 11 am: 911 Washington St, Middletown, CT.
Saturday, November 9 at 11 am: 994 Chapel St, New Haven, CT.
Want to organize a protest at a TD Bank near you? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
TD Bank is one of the largest financial backers of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport the carbon-rich and leak-prone tar sands from Alberta. Tar sands spell “game over for the climate” and add 120 ppm CO2 to the atmosphere, according to NASA’s leading scientist James Hansen. Downstream from the extraction in Alberta, indigenous Fort Chipewyan communities experience water contamination, increases in rare cancers and other impacts which Mike Mecredi describes as “slow industrial genocide.” The pipeline threatens homes and ecosystems from Montana to Texas. People like the 78 year old Texan grandmother Eleanor Fairchild have been arrested for “trespassing” on their own land, trying to protect their homes from being destroyed. TD holds 24,391,713 shares in TransCanada, the company behind the pipeline. TD loaned $993 million to the pipeline project between 2007 and 2010.
Move your money and accounts to a local credit union. There are many credit union options in CT, which give back more to our local economy and are democratically controlled by their members. Enter your zip code at asmarterchoice.org to find a credit union close to you.
June 2. A pipeline for exporting oil sands bitumen to Asia-bound tankers was dealt a severe blow on Friday when the province of British Columbia urged a federal review panel to reject the $6 billion plan. The proposal to build the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and its port is effectively Alberta’s backup plan in case the Obama administration turns down the Keystone XL, a pipeline that would link the oil sands with American refineries on the Gulf Coast. Several of the concerns raised by British Columbia in its rejection echo those of American environmentalists regarding Keystone XL.
Also important article about climate refugees “The Impending Deluge”