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24 Mar 2022

Joseph Ruttle, Vancouver Sun

Celebrities call for Royal Bank to stop financing Coastal GasLink pipeline; co. declined comment

"Hollywood stars call for Royal Bank to stop financing Coastal GasLink pipeline through northern B.C." 17 Mar. 2022

Actor Mark Ruffalo is leading a constellation of Hollywood stars calling for the Royal Bank of Canada to divest from the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline through northern B.C.

... Sleydo’ (Molly Wickham) — a spokesperson for the pipeline protesters who has been arrested at the Indigenous-led blockades — says Coastal GasLink “is racing to complete drilling to micro-tunnel under the Wedzin Kwa without the consent of the hereditary chiefs.”

“RBC’s financial ties to this project make them responsible for endangering our drinking water, our salmon, and criminalizing us as Wet’suwet’en people on our own land.”

... A petition to the bank calls for it to “stop funding fossil fuel expansion … RBC must end the funding of extreme fossil fuel expansion projects, specifically fracking and oilsands.”

... A spokesperson for the Royal Bank of Canada said RBC has no comment on the campaign.