The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) poses a serious threat to the water and lands of the Standing Rock Sioux of North Dakota. Protesters from a local Sioux tribe in North Dakota garnered national and international support to stop construction under a local water source, but President Trump and the Army Corps of Engineers forced the completion of the Pipeline in early 2017. The protesters, or Water Protectors, argue that the pipeline’s projected route under the nearby Missouri River (800 meters from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation) threatens their water and livelihood. They also claim that construction sites traverse sacred lands, which construction workers willfully ignored and destroyed. Despite pressure from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the companies responsible failed to consult tribes and conduct a full environmental impact survey.
Researchers Hugh MacMillan and Jo Malone with Food and Water Watch compiled a list of financial institutions that have invested in or offered credit to the holding companies that are building the DAPL. We verified all of these references by reviewing 8Ks and other official financial statements. If you select this screen, OpenInvest divests you from the American companies financing the Dakota Access Pipeline, as well as Phillips 66, a confirmed part-owner of the Pipeline.