On April 3, 2017, Seattle became the first city to pass a resolution to avoid business with any bank funding the Keystone XL pipeline.
If we can urge other cities to do the same, we can make it clear to the banks: funding the KXL will cost them money. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers has forecast that the Tar Sands will only see a 644,000 barrel per day increase in production by 2020 (a small fraction of the capacity of the four proposed pipelines). This means that the customers for these projects themselves only see economic justification for one of the proposed pipelines, even after ignoring all the social and ecological costs.
There is no human need for four new tar sands pipelines. There is also no economic need.
How to divest your city
1. Find out if your city banks with any of the institutions funding these projects (If you can't find your city on the list, help us find out!):