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Energy, Memes, and Pressure: U.S. Bank Becomes First Major Bank to Stop Financing Pipeline Construction se EcoWatch.com- USBank has become the first major bank in the U.S. to formally exclude gas and oil pipelines from their project financing. This groundbreaking change to their Environmental Responsibility Policy was publicly announced at the annual shareholders meeting in Nashville in April. In addition to no longer providing "project financing for the construction of oil or natural gas pipelines," the bank has stated that relationships with their clients in the oil & gas industries will be subject to "enhanced due diligence processes." As recently as March 2017, U.S. Bank has renewed commitments with Energy Transfer Partners, the company constructing the DakotaAccessPipeline, & with Enbridge Energy, whose pipelines operate within Minnesota. However, advocates are hopeful that the bank's newly released policy will limit other kinds of financing relationships with these industries. This move comes after ongoing pressure on U.S. Bank locally from MN350 & from the Minnesotans for a Fair Economy coalition, & on banks nationally from indigenous groups including Honor the Earth, the Indigenous Environmental Network & the Dakota Access resistance movement. Beginning in 2015, a regional partnership of climate, labor & indigenousrights advocates has urged that U.S. Bank divest from fossil fuels, in particular from Enbridge Energy, & move its financing into the clean energy economy. Local actions have included letter-writing, account closures & social media campaigns. In response, in May 2016 the bank made changes to their Environmental Policy restricting lending to coal. A national & international campaign pressuring banks to divest has been highly successful, pulling nearly $4.5 billion from financiers, & a newly launched coalition effort called Mazaska Talks has expanded this effort. "Confronting the climate crisis requires boldness, urgency & innovation," said Dr. Emily Swanson, a member of MN350. "While there is more to be done, we are hopeful U.S. Bank can continue to act as an industry leader & as an ally for creating a more sustainable economy." NoDAPL โ„ข@divestla
Energy, Memes, and Pressure: U.S. Bank Becomes First
 Major Bank to Stop Financing
 Pipeline Construction
 se
EcoWatch.com- USBank has become the first major bank in the U.S. to formally exclude gas and oil pipelines from their project financing. This groundbreaking change to their Environmental Responsibility Policy was publicly announced at the annual shareholders meeting in Nashville in April. In addition to no longer providing "project financing for the construction of oil or natural gas pipelines," the bank has stated that relationships with their clients in the oil & gas industries will be subject to "enhanced due diligence processes." As recently as March 2017, U.S. Bank has renewed commitments with Energy Transfer Partners, the company constructing the DakotaAccessPipeline, & with Enbridge Energy, whose pipelines operate within Minnesota. However, advocates are hopeful that the bank's newly released policy will limit other kinds of financing relationships with these industries. This move comes after ongoing pressure on U.S. Bank locally from MN350 & from the Minnesotans for a Fair Economy coalition, & on banks nationally from indigenous groups including Honor the Earth, the Indigenous Environmental Network & the Dakota Access resistance movement. Beginning in 2015, a regional partnership of climate, labor & indigenousrights advocates has urged that U.S. Bank divest from fossil fuels, in particular from Enbridge Energy, & move its financing into the clean energy economy. Local actions have included letter-writing, account closures & social media campaigns. In response, in May 2016 the bank made changes to their Environmental Policy restricting lending to coal. A national & international campaign pressuring banks to divest has been highly successful, pulling nearly $4.5 billion from financiers, & a newly launched coalition effort called Mazaska Talks has expanded this effort. "Confronting the climate crisis requires boldness, urgency & innovation," said Dr. Emily Swanson, a member of MN350. "While there is more to be done, we are hopeful U.S. Bank can continue to act as an industry leader & as an ally for creating a more sustainable economy." NoDAPL โ„ข@divestla

EcoWatch.com- USBank has become the first major bank in the U.S. to formally exclude gas and oil pipelines from their project financing. Thi...