Who We Are
We are a growing coalition of communities and organizations that care deeply about our rights to clean water, clean air, a stable climate, and a democratic society.
We believe that landowners and indigenous tribes have the right to determine what happens to their land. But Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), a giant oil company based in Texas, has been consistently violating those rights in their drive to build new oil and gas pipelines. And along the way, communities have suffered.
When Energy Transfer Partners builds their pipelines, compressor stations, and other projects, this is what happens:
Indigenous sovereignty is violated. ETP destroys sacred sites and does not pursue consent from tribal governments to build new pipelines.
Landowners rights are violated. ETP pursues eminent domain for private profit, forcing landowners to sign over easements. Landowners are consistently lied to about risks, and often do not receive the compensation they are promised.
Air is polluted. ETP’s leaky pipelines rely on compressor stations and processing plants that emit chemicals known to be harmful to humans, animals and the climate.
The climate is harmed. ETP’s pipeline projects are mostly intended to deliver oil and gas to foreign markets. The climate loses, and nobody gains except ETP.
What We Want
We demand that Energy Transfer Partners’ proposed and existing operations meet the following social and environmental criteria:
Water – Cause no water pollution;
Public Health – Cause no health-harming air pollution;
Indigenous Rights – Recognize and respect Indigenous sovereignty, including the right to say “No”;
Community Rights – Respect the rights of residents and property owners to protect themselves from harm;
Climate – Meet the climate test to ensure the world does not exceed 1.5ºC temperature rise;
Accountability – Pay and commit to clean up existing water and air pollution, and to compensate those already harmed.
What We're Doing About It
We are building a movement to #StopETP and protect our communities. Everywhere ETP shows up, we will be there to say NO.
Sometimes that means filing lawsuits and encouraging decision makers to say no to ETP’s projects. Sometimes that means exposing ETP’s history of environmental and human rights violations and educating our communities about the dangers of this company. And sometimes it means setting up camp in the pipeline’s path.
Our health, our water, our air, our climate, and our democracy demand it.
We are a growing coalition of groups that represent millions of people including many communities directly impacted by ETP’s pipeline projects:
350.org, 350 DC, 350 Louisiana, Alamosa Riverkeeper, Appalachia Resist!, Bates Environmental Coalition, Bold Iowa, Bold Louisiana, Blair County Coalition for Public Safety, Cahaba Riverkeeper, Climate March, Coastal Carolina Riverwatch, Crystal Coast Waterkeeper, Earthworks, Els Verds – Alternativa Verda, Environmental Stewardship, Food & Water Watch, Friends for Environmental Justice, Foundation for Economic Democracy, Goshen United for Public Safety, Hurricane Creekkeeper, Indigenous Environmental Network, Lakota People’s Law Project, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Native Organizers Alliance, NoDAPL Global Solidarity, North Louisiana for Earth & Water Justice, Ohio River Citizens Alliance, Oil Change International, Rainforest Action Network, Rising Hearts Coalition, Romero Institute, San Francisco Baykeeper, Sierra Club, Seeding Sovereignty, Stand.earth, Stolen Nation, Waccamaw Riverkeeper, Waterkeeper Alliance, Waterkeepers Chesapeake, Winyah Rivers Foundation… and many more.