Shut Down Chase!
We are currently working with a network of national, regional and local groups in US to target banks that are funding dirty and dangerous fossil fuel projects. They are complicit in the destruction of our atmosphere and ecosystems and their actions are treatening life on earth and excellerating the 6th mass extinction event that we are currently experiencing. These banks have demostrated time and time again that they invest in whatever makes them the most money irregardless of the environmental and social impacts.
We need to remove support from these big banks because they cannot be reformed.
JP Morgan & Chase gave $195 billion to the fossil fuel industry since the Paris Climate Agreement was signed in 2016, making them the #1 Wall Street funder of tar sands oil, one of the dirtiest fossil fuels on the planet. The Bank currently provides lines of credit to fund Keystone XL, Dakota Access and TransMountain.
Read more in Rainforest Action Network’s 2019 Banking on Climate Change Report.
This campaign follows the call of Indigenous-led and other frontline groups who are strategically targeting banks and financial institutions as part of the global struggle to big banks from financing fossil fuel projects and contributing to climate change.
Read press releases from our actions:
Some of our partners include:
STOP LINE 3
We are also working in solidarity with Indigenous frontline leadership to stop Enbridge’s proposed Line 3 tar sands pipeline in what is now known as northern Minnesota. The 1,000-mile pipeline would carry the dirtiest forms of oil from Hardisty, Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin, threatening Indigenous ways of life, crucial water sources and our climate along the way.
Learn more about the oil pipeline:
Find coverage of recent actions in the New York Times, and more.
Illinois and nearby states remain key battlegrounds against the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 1,172-mile long project that would carry oil from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota to an oil terminal in Patoka, IL. Dakota Access and Energy Transfer, both private companies, are in the process of applying to the Illinois Commerce Commission for permits to build three oil pumping stations in southern Illinois. Rising Tide Chicago is mobilizing with our partners at SOIL (Save Our Illinois Land) in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other frontline leadership to intervene in this process and stop the oil where we can.
Submit a Public Comment against these dangerous pumping stations.
Attend an upcoming hearing in downtown Chicago to support those on the frontlines.
- Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019
- Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019
See photos from our July action at a hearing.
Follow #NoDAPL updates and support the frontlines!