In Los Angeles, climate activists joined Indigenous land and water protectors Friday in a march on City National Bank, demanding it divest from the Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia. Leading the protest was Adam McKay, director of the hit Netflix film “Don’t Look Up.” McKay and Hollywood A-listers including Meryl Streep, Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio say they’ll pull their money out of City National unless its parent company, the Royal Bank of Canada, ends support for the pipeline that is being built on sovereign Wet’suwet’en First Nations land. Indigenous activist George Funmaker also joined Friday’s protest.
George Funmaker: “This pipeline threatens their drinking water and the air, and all the other detrimental effects of drilling and the pipeline, like many other poor communities here in Los Angeles who’s affected by the oil, oil refineries and the bad air. So, just in that same sense, the Wet’suwet’en people are fighting for clean air and clean water, clean land.”