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Senior Climate Activists Protest Big Banks, Cut Up Credit Cards, for Financing Fossil Fuel Industry

HeadlineMar 22, 2023

Back here in the U.S., senior climate activists with the group Third Act demonstrated against fossil fuel-backing banks around the country, cutting up their credit cards to Chase, Citi, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. This is Rev. Neal Christie at the Washington, D.C., protest.

Rev. Neal Christie: “Make sure the banks know that we care, that we’re watching them. We’re watching how they invest their money. What’s interesting is that the U.S. banks have chosen not to follow European banks in terms of divestment from dirty energy, from fossil fuels. They know better, and they’re making billions and billions of dollars off of harming our planet.”

Click here to see our interview with Third Act founder Bill McKibben and Sierra Club executive director Ben Jealous.

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