Despite climate commitment, Bank of America still funds Dakota Access Pipeline

As Climate Week kicks off in New York City, and world governments gather at the United Nations in preparation of ratifying the Paris climate agreement, the Bank of America announced its new environmental operations goals will be met by 2020, including its commitment to go carbon neutral and purchase 100 percent renewable electricity. In response to this announcement, Jenny Marienau, U.S. Campaigns Director issued the following statement:
“It’s significant that the Bank of America is taking steps toward greening its operations, but it’s the Bank’s investments that count. Not only is the Bank of America continuing to invest in fossil fuel companies, but it is also playing a key role in financing dangerous fossil fuel infrastructure like the Dakota Access Pipeline.  …

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