Dear First Peoples Worldwide Community,
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman requested one-on-one meetings with each of the 17 banks providing project level finance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. We asked them to respond by January 10. Here is the break down of the responses so far. We are making good headway. Any help with banks that declined or are unresponsive would be appreciated. Many have issued public statements committing to “hear stakeholder concerns and perspectives on DAPL” and we want to take them up on that. Additionally, the tribe is interested in meeting with banks that are not project level financers, but providers of revolving credit or equity holders in the pipeline’s parent company Energy Transfer Partners (see the list here).
- Three banks have declined: BayernLB, Mizuho Bank, and Suntrust
- Six banks have not responded to our request: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, BBVA Compass, ICBC, Intesa Sanpaolo, Natixis, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
- Eight banks have met or agreed to meet with the Tribe and its allies: BNP Paribas, Citi, Crédit Agricole, DNB, ING, Société Générale, TD, and Wells Fargo