Moving Beyond Dirty Energy

Pipelines are the superhighways for toxic oil spills and carbon emissions. They cut through tribal lands, farm country, and treasured landscapes, threatening our health, water, and livelihoods with every mile. From extraction to emissions, the oil industry prioritizes profits over people.

The movement to stop dirty pipelines and keep fossil fuels in the ground has seen some major victories in the last year, thanks to relentless organizing, incredible people power, and the leadership of Indigenous people and other frontline communities. In December 2016, the Army Corps of Engineers listened to Indigenous water protectors' demands and denied the final permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline. And after years of organizing and keeping the pressure on, President Obama finally rejected the Keystone XL pipeline in November 2015

But especially with President Trump about to take office, the fight against these pipelines—and against the whole fossil fuel industry—is still far from over.

Young people across the country are organizing to stop other dirty oil and gas infrastructure and set an economic, cultural, and political precedent that says we can no longer be written off by corporations as a disposable generation.

Stopping pipelines is the first step in building the just, clean energy future we know is possible.

With bold actions, coordinated solidiarity, and local organizing in each of our communities, we're building a movement to stop tar sands, the Bakken oilfields, and all other dangerous forms of oil extraction at the source—and keep all fossil fuels in the ground.

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Featured Posts

Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands pipeline would put their futures at risk, so these young people are petitioning for a seat at the decision-making table. Now, Enbridge is trying to silence them.


On Monday, May 15, eight of 13 “Youth Climate Intervenors” appeared in front of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission’s Administrative Law Judge to argue for a seat at the table in the case of Enbridge’s proposed Line 3 pipeline “replacement.” 

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On Wednesday, April 19, more than 50 young people met with Governor Mark Dayton as part of Water Action Day, to express their unique hopes and concerns about protecting our water resources here in Minnesota for our generation, and all those who follow.

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On Saturday, March 4, more than 200 people—mostly youth under the age of 30—took to the streets of small-town Whitewater, Wisconsin, in a March Against Pipeline Expansion.

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Members of the Indigenous Youth Ceremonial Mentoring Society—who had traveled all the way from St. Paul, Minnesota, to participate—led the march. Starting from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater campus, marchers made their way through town, down Main Street, and eventually to the scenic Cravath Lakefront Park.

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