New oil pipelines threaten water and endangered orcas

Oil pipelines are a threat to clean drinking water and our oceans.

A proposed tar sands pipeline in Canada would create a tanker superhighway that could drive the 75 remaining endangered Southern Resident orcas to extinction.

Expansion of tar sands oil will undermine efforts to protect the global climate, and it’s not a question of if, but when, pipelines will spill, threatening access to clean water.

Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access Pipeline has already spilled four times since it was built, and a major spill would threaten the drinking water of 17 million people. But the wave of resistance is building.

Some banks are already backing away from tar sands, pipelines and Energy Transfer Partners, but each of these Dirty Dozen banks are still financially involved in some of these projects.1 If people around the world ask their banks to commit to NOT fund these pipelines, we can tip the balance on these toxic projects and stop these new pipelines for good.

Tell the Dirty Dozen banks not to fund pipelines that threaten our water!


1. Best, Diana. "Who Are the Dirty Dozen Banks?",

To the CEOs of Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, BBVA, Barclays, Credit Agricole, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Mizuho, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto Dominion, and Wells Fargo:

To protect the environment, respect Indigenous rights, safeguard communities across national and sovereign territories from toxic spills, and prevent runaway climate change, your bank MUST confirm it will not provide financial support for any dirty tar sands pipelines and Energy Transfer Partners, the company that built the Dakota Access Pipeline.