Stop Pipeline Expansion from Driving Orca Whales to Extinction

Target: Lloyds of London Insurance CEO, John Neal

Goal: Don’t insure pipeline that will pollute the drinking water of native tribes and kill the remaining Orca population. 

The Trans Mountain Pipeline has already spilled 190,000 liters of crude oil on First Nations land in Canada and is working on expanding its range of destruction. The spills have reportedly contaminated the drinking water of surrounding tribes in addition to desecrating sacred burial sites. 

Plans to expand the pipeline would result in a 700% increase in tanker traffic through an extremely narrow waterway. Environmental groups have raised concerns that this puts the endangered Orca whale population at greater risk of extinction. The project would increase the pipeline’s capacity from 300,000 barrels of oil per day to 890,000, making it impossible for Canada to achieve their climate agreements. 

International campaigns have turned to the insurance companies to call for action and prevent construction from moving forward. With great success, public pressure caused three of the main insurers to pull out last summer. Sign the petition below to demand that Lloyds of London pull their coverage from the pipeline and the oil industry as a whole. 

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Neal,

In a recent public statement, Lloyds apologized for its shameful involvement in colonialism and the slave trade, promising to provide opportunities for blacks and minority groups. Pulling insurance from the Trans Mountain Pipeline would be an excellent opportunity to follow through on your said promise, as clean drinking water for the surrounding tribes would be a good place to start. Continued support of the pipeline is continued support of colonialism. 

The plans to expand not only exponentially increase the risk of spills on First Nations lands, but also threaten to drive Orca whales to extinction. This project would make it impossible for Canada to meet their climate goals, thereby accelerating the climate crisis and putting us all at risk of extinction.  You cannot provide a liability policy to cover that. I must insist that you pull coverage from the Trans Mountain Pipeline and from the oil industry altogether. 

Sincerely, 

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Brylie Oxley




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