On December 4th, the Obama Administration announced that the US Army Corps would not grant Dakota Access LLC the last remaining easement it needs to drill under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe and complete construction of the pipeline. While this is a big win, the fight is not over!
Solidarity Efforts are Needed Now More Than Ever
The financial footing of the Dakota Access Pipeline is in jeopardy if they do not complete the project by January 1st. If this deadline is missed, a majority of the stakeholders with contracts to ship oil through the pipeline will be able to renegotiate or cancel their contracts. This could be devastating to Energy Transfer Partners and the other pipeline companies behind DAPL.
We are calling for a month of solidarity beginning with a Global Day of Action on December 1st. We are asking people to target the banks funding Dakota Access Pipeline and the Sheriff Departments that have been brutalizing peaceful water protectors.
Every day this month, make a plan for direct actions, demonstrations and other disruptions targeting the banks behind the pipeline. We also ask that people to close their personal accounts and pressure local constituents to divest from these banks.
A $1.4 billion of this loan is still on hold while the Army Corps permit is suspended. This means that there is still time for the banks involved in this loan to cut their line of credit:
TD Securities, CitiBank, Chase, PNC, US Bank, Bank of America, SunTrust, Wells Fargo, Citizens Bank, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Community Trust, HSBC Bank, Deutsche Bank, Compass Bank, Credit Suisse, Sumitomo Mitsui Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, UBS, Comerica, BNP Paribas, Bank of Nova Scotia, Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Mizuho Bank, ABN Amro Capital, Credit Agricole, Intesa Sanpaolo, ING Bank, Natixis, BayernLB, BBVA Securities, ICBC London, SMBC Nikko Securities, Societe Generale.
For more information on the banks involved, visit DefundDAPL.org
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