Leonardo DiCaprio Signs Letter Condemning Canada Gas Pipeline
Leonardo DiCaprio has joined the list of celebrities who have signed a letter condemning the Royal Bank of Canada’s funding of a gas pipeline.
More than sixty-five Hollywood stars have added their names to an open letter urging RBC to stop financing the coastal Gaslink pipeline that runs through the territory of local indigenous peoples.
Other celebrities who have signed the letter include Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jane Fonda and Taika Waititi.
The petition, organised by Indigenous Climate Action, claims work on the pipeline is being done without the consent of the hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en peoples.
“Despite claiming to ‘respect the inherent right of Indigenous peoples to self-determination’, RBC is now the lead financier of Coastal GasLink, a fracked gas pipeline being built through the pristine territory and waters of the Wet’suwet’en Peoples without the consent of the Hereditary Chiefs,” the open letter reads.
“For over a decade, the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, members of the nation and their supporters, have protested this pipeline at significant risk to their own lives.”
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