Defund Disaster!

Defund Disaster!

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We kicked off Defund Disaster with Defund DAPL on January 5–check it out!  

Last December, for the first time in history, the world’s nations agreed to limit global warming to 2°C, with a goal of limiting it to 1.5°C, to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change. 

But the world’s biggest banks are continuing to pour hundreds of billions into extreme fossil fuels: coal, fracked gas, and tar sands, Arctic, and deepwater oil. These are the most financially intensive, risky, and harmful projects for people and planet…and they’re incompatible with a stable world.

In just the past three years, 25 of the world’s biggest banks have sunk $307 billion into companies engaged in extreme oil projects–projects that will sink us  all.

We will not stand by as they spend our money on financing climate disaster.

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Join hundreds of others in a coordinated day of action as we converge on the three largest banks in Seattle to tell them that until they stop funding climate chaos, we will stop funding them: we will close our accounts.

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Chase Funding of Fossil Fuels, 2015

Coal Mining $2.65B
Coal Power, $13.41B
Extreme Oil, $37.77B
LNG, $30.58B

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Wells Fargo Funding of Fossil Fuels:

Coal mining, $1.71B
Coal power, $7.62B
Extreme oil, $6.05
LNG, $13.33

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BOA Funding of fossil fuels, 2015

Coal mining, $3.92B
Coal power, $10.92B
Extreme oil, $24.85
LNG $29.61

Activists participate in the sHell No Flotilla part of the Paddle In Seattle protest. Nearly a thousand people from country gathered May 16, 2015 in Seattle's Elliot Bay for a family-friendly festival and on-land rally to protest against Shell’s Arctic drilling plans. Photo by Greenpeace

SPRING, 2017: Hundreds of customers of Chase, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America will form a polite line, and one by one we’ll all close our accounts with the banks….letting the managers know that their funding of these extreme fossil fuel projects threatens us all.

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WHERE: 1301 2ND AVENUE, SEATTLE, WA 98101
WHEN: SPRING 2017, EXACT DATE TBC
WHAT: MASS CLOSURE OF ACCOUNTS

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WHERE: WELLS FARGO CENTER, 999 3RD AVE, SEATTLE, WA, 98104
WHEN: SPRING 2017, EXACT DATE TBC
WHAT: MASS CLOSURE OF ACCOUNTS

 

 

bofa

WHERE: 1309 4TH AVE, SEATTLE, WA, 98101
WHEN: SPRING 2017, EXACT DATE TBC
WHAT: MASS CLOSURE OF ACCOUNTS