The East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) is a proposed project that would pump crude oil for 1,443-kilometers through Uganda and Tanzania. Not only would burning that oil result in the emission of 33 million tonnes of CO2 per year, but the pipeline directly threatens the Lake Victoria watershed, which millions of people rely on for water, food and livelihoods.
This week, urge the two major banks backing the project, Standard Bank and SMBC Bank, to pull out of the project. Sign the petition below, and if you’re a Twitter user, you can also send the following tweet:
EACOP poses a threat to the fresh water basin of Lake Victoria and to the wetlands of Tanzania which directly support the livelihoods of more than 30 million people in the region. Tell @StandardBankZA & @smbc_midosuke to #StopEACOP, sign the petition 350.org/stop-eacop
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