CEO Barbara Desoer Citigroup 399 Park Avenue New York, NY 10043
Dear CEO Desoer,
Citibank -- along with the other 17 banks involved -- please stop funding the Dakota Access Pipeline immediately.
Citibank claims that it supports the protection and elevation of human rights around the world. But the Dakota Access Pipeline project denies the rights of the Indigenous people who would be directly affected by a pipeline going under their water supply -- and has reacted to the peaceful protests of unarmed water protectors with militarized police and violence.
Citibank's Environmental and Social Risk Management policy clearly states that the company weighs projects against environmental, social, and human rights standards, including risks to cultural property, heritage, and Indigenous communities.
The key concern for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and communities downstream of the pipeline are spills into their drinking water. And rightly so, considering the abysmal track record of Energy Transfer Partners.
Wasn't the near extermination of Indigenous persons from this continent enough?