Multiple actors and Hollywood celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Jane Fonda, have threatened to protest a new Canadian gas pipeline, despite the fact that the project could help to offset the rising costs of gasoline.
As reported by Breitbart, the target of the celebrities’ hatred is the Coastal GasLink, a proposed pipeline which would allow natural gas to be transported safely through the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia to down along the Pacific Coast. As such, the actors are targeting the City National Bank in Los Angeles, which is owned by the parent company Royal Bank of Canada, one of the major investors in the pipeline.
“Our ‘bank to the stars’ is aiding projects that violate Indigenous rights,” the actors claimed, without any evidence, in an open letter. “We refuse to allow our industry’s bank of choice to be unethical at any level, to accelerate the climate crisis, or to facilitate the abuse the rights of Indigenous Peoples.”
Other celebrities who signed the letter include Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Joaquin Phoenix, Ben Stiller, Mark Ruffalo, Amy Schumer, and David Fincher.
Since Joe Biden took office, the so-called “green energy” crowd has frequently protested the construction of new pipelines and other infrastructure projects that would help streamline the supply of energy within the United States and between neighbors in the region such as Canada. Shortly after coming to power, Biden signed an executive order to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline, a massive project that would have created thousands of jobs and solidified a stable energy alliance with Canada.
All of these policies, including the cancellation of thousands of oil and gas leases on federal lands, contributed to a spike in the costs of gasoline all across the nation. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has only further exacerbated these prices, and Biden’s efforts to seek relief by purchasing oil from other countries such as Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, have all failed.