As soon as this upcoming summer, the coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge could be going to the highest bidder for oil drilling. The Gwich’in call the coastal plain “Iizhik Gwats’an Gwandaii Goodlit” or “the sacred place where life begins.” It’s the calving and nursery grounds of the Porcupine Caribou Herd, a key food source for the Gwich’in people.
Donald Trump is pushing this destructive project through. That’s why we have to stop banks and investors from funding drilling projects that could wreck the Arctic Refuge. This includes pressuring the Big Five Canadian banks.
Already Canada’s top banks are doing their part to accelerate climate change and undermine Indigenous rights by throwing oodles of funding at tar sands projects. But because they’re overachievers, executives at these banks may decide to go further and directly fund Arctic destruction too. Let’s tell them this does not look good.
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