TD Bank

Join this Friday at noon, October 8th, Friday, 2021 at TD Bank, 500 Main St. Bennington, VT

For more information email: 350cab@climateadvocatesbennington. org










A friend closed her TD Bank account on Friday Sept. 17.

Hopefull we can get more people to withdraw their funds.

Q: Why are we protesting TD Bank?

A: They are funding the Line 3, a tarsands pipeline, in northern Minnesota.

Q: What is LINE 3?

Enbridge, a Canadian company, is building the Line 3 pipeline to carry tar sands crude oil from Alberta, Canada down through Minnesota. Line 3 will be 300 miles long and carry 800,000 barrels per day of tar sands, the dirtiest, most highly corrosive and carbon intensive of fuels.

Enbridge’s Line 3 will cut a new trench, crossing dozens of waterways (including the Mississippi River, twice), Native American treaty lands, and sacred wild rice areas.

Line 3 will add 193 million tons of CO2 to the atmosphere each year, equivalent to adding 38 million cars to the roads. Completion of Line 3 would be equal to adding 50 new coal plants running for 50 years.

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) just released their latest report on August 9th. They said that without a doubt, the planet is warming, causing fires, droughts, hurricanes, etc., and that the warming is caused by human activity, specifically burning fossil fuels. The IPCC left no doubt. This is a crisis. We do not have time to waste.

We must make a transition to renewable energy and stop burning fossil fuel. It is imperative to stop building more fossil fuel infrastructure such as the Line3 pipeline.

Please take your money out of TD Bank (a Canadian bank) to help save our enviroment.

www.ClimateAdvocatesBennington,org


Greetings,


Beginning this coming Friday, September 10th from noon to 1pm, we will be joining the statewide and national movement to pressure TD Bank to divest from the fossil fuel industry. We hope you will join us!


TD's website claims a commitment to "elevate the quality of the environment" -- but has invested $121 BILLION in the fossil fuel industry since 2016, making it the 5th largest investor in fossil fuel in the world.


TD is also specifically the world's top tar sands oil investor, having loaned more than 13 million dollars since 2016 to Enbridge -- the Canadian company that owns the Line 3 tar sands pipeline -- to expand Line 3 from Alberta, Canada to Superior, Wisconsin. It is designed to carry almost a million barrels of oil per day -- and go through untouched wetlands, through Ashinaabe treaty lands, through the headwaters of the Mississippi River. The native people whose lands and treaties this will violate have been bravely fighting this for a long time, and our protest is also in solidarity with them.


We will be calling on people entering the bank to move their money to another bank, and to tell TD why. Will you join us? We have posters and hand-outs; all we need is some of you to join us. No need to make a commitment to every week -- just bring your hopeful, peaceful spirit when you can, and stay however long you can. We will be there each Friday for at least the next 3 months.


-Naomi

Climate Advocates Bennington-350VT

ClimateAdvocatesBennington.org