Wells Fargo is investing in the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines at a time when we need to be taking serious measures to combat climate change, not taking steps backwards with dirty fuels.
Keystone XL and the Dakota Access Pipeline pose a grave and immediate threat to our climate and to every community it cuts through. Keystone XL would carry 830,000 barrels of the world's dirtiest oil -- tar sands -- every day from Alberta, Canada, to the U.S. Gulf Coast. It would be responsible for annual greenhouse gas emissions each year equal to 37.7 million cars -- a disaster for our climate. Both pipelines are another example of the government trampling on the rights of Indigenous peoples: Keystone XL would cut directly through Sioux treaty lands and near several other tribal reservations and the Ponca Trail of Tears, yet Tribal Nations in Nebraska and South Dakota have not been properly consulted. The Dakota Access Pipeline crosses the Missouri river along sacred Tribal grounds, less than a mile from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, where a spill would pose a serious threat to the Tribe's sole source of drinking water. In response to peaceful protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline, hundreds of Water Protectors at Standing Rock were injured when police fired rubber bullets, stinger grenades, sonic weapons, and water cannons in below freezing temperatures.
It’s time Wells Fargo stood on the right side of history. Urge Wells Fargo to divest from the pipelines.