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Tell big banks to divest from Dakota Access Pipeline

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The Dakota Access pipeline would carry hundreds of thousands of barrels of some of the dirtiest oil on the planet across four states, putting public health and welfare, critical water supplies, cultural resources and ancestral burial grounds in danger.

For months, the Standing Rock Sioux have peacefully gathered to stop the pipeline. In response, they've been pelted with rubber bullets and water cannons. More than 100 activists have been arrested. And now, according to a recent report from Food & Water Watch, the Standing Rock Sioux have to contend with powerful financial institutions like Citibank and Wells Fargo that are directly bankrolling this pipeline. 

It costs $3.8 billion to build the pipeline. Without capital, it fails. Tell big banks to divest from the Dakota Access pipeline now.
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Divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline
I strongly object to your investment in the Dakota Access pipeline. It is a dangerous and unjust oil pipeline that threatens public health, water supply, and cultural resources, and violates sacred land rights of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Please clarify if the funds you have invested are being used in any way to support the heavily militarized response to the Standing Rock Sioux protests. I also urge you to immediately give up your financial stake in the Dakota Access pipeline.