#Defund Dakota Access Pipeline

Local opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) held their fifth Palo Alto march since September in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s stand for clean air, land and water.

Emphasizing Palo Alto’s long history of action on climate change and sustainability, on April 17 they turned out at a City Council meeting for a third time to ask the City to “walk the talk” and defund the DAPL. The group urged the City to divest from all financial institutions with investments in the DAPL and its construction entity, Energy Transfer Partners, as well as any new fossil fuel infrastructure.

#DefundDAPL/#DivestPaloAlto has collected over 340 signatories to their petition. Click here for a list of banks financing the DAPL.