Global Catholic Climate Movement asks U.S. President Biden to reject Line 3 pipeline

February 10, 2021

In 2018, protesters march against the Line 3 pipeline in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Photo by Fibonacci Blue.

Global Catholic Climate Movement joins other faith organizations in asking U.S. President Joe Biden to reject all new fossil fuel projects, including the dangerous Line 3 pipeline.

“…our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us… This sister now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her” (LS 1).

In a letter signed by 11 faith organizations and a growing number of secular groups, GCCM and the organizations urged President Bien to take “bold, executive action to stop the Line 3 tar sands pipeline.

“We applaud your opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, and your support of a climate test for pipelines,” the letter continues.

“Line 3 is on the same scale as Keystone XL and Dakota Access. Not only does Line 3 violate Indigenous treaty rights, the pipeline would be a 10% expansion of tar sands, carrying the equivalent emissions of 50 coal-fired power plants. In order to be a consistent climate leader, you must extend the same criteria to Line 3 and do everything in your power to reject this pipeline.”

GCCM remains in solidarity with the communities around the world fighting for creation and climate justice on a daily basis.

We also applaud President Biden’s decision to re-enter the Paris agreement and the other executive action he’s taken to care for our common home and act against the ecological crisis and climate emergency.

But more urgent action is needed in order for the U.S. and the world to build back fossil free from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join GCCM and faith organizations around the world in signing the petition.