Susan Sarandon Asks Banks To Stop Funding Mountaintop Removal (Video)

Last year, a study published by the Sierra Club and the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) revealed nine major banks that had provided almost $4 billion in loans and underwriting to companies engaged in mountaintop removal mining since January 2008.

The nine banks examined by the report were Bank of America, Citi, Credit Suisse, GE Capital Corp, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, PNC, UBS, and Wells Fargo.

At the time Care2′s Gina-Marie Cheeseman reported that there was some good news: three of the banks examined had already agreed to put environmental policies in place regarding their support of mountaintop removal.

Today, there’s more good news: a total of eight major banks now have policies addressing their financing of mountaintop removal.

Sadly these more responsible banks are in the minority. There are still some banks that are asleep to the tragic consequences of mountaintop removal and continue to fund the destruction of America’s oldest and most biologically-diverse mountains.

RAN and Susan Sarandon have teamed up to create this special video explaining what mountaintop removal mining really does to Appalachian mountains, forests and families.

They are asking you to send it to the bank CEOs that still don’t get it and wake them up!

Help show bank CEOs the truth about mountaintop removal by flooding their inboxes with copies of this video! Click here.

Related Reading:
House Democrats Speak Out Against Mountaintop Removal
West Virginia Sues Feds Over Mountaintop Removal Permits
Wendell Berry Sleeps-In To Fight Mountaintop Removal

Image Credit: Flickr - rainforestactionnetwork

48 comments

Sue H.
sue H.3 years ago

Do not bank at these BIG banks ! PLEASE put your money in local banks and credit unions... they should have been broken up and prosecuted for their crimes and not where is more BLOOD on their hands!

Jeramie D.
Jeramie D.4 years ago

I grew up in West Virginia and have seen the destruction first hand. i used to know Susan Sarandon and want to personally thank her for getting involved. I am a Democrat and could never be anything else, but will never understand why protecting our planet and the other species is a partisan issue. Shame on Republicans.

Abbey M.
Abbey McClain4 years ago

Thanks for sharing . . . It's always good to have those like Susan Sarandon step up for these causes.

federico bortoletto

Grazie Susan sei sempre forte.

federico bortoletto

Grazie Susan sei sempre forte.

Earths Defense's
Earths Defense's5 years ago

LETS GO GREEN!!

Joy D.
Joy D.5 years ago

Dean P. doesn't know greedy people will go by way of dinosaurs in due time by natural inialation - meaning should they continue to wreak havoc for .25 ppm here and there they continue to inialate nature - nature in turn will inialate them. Dinosaurs are the treasure(s) we see as oil. Spirited thought I think.

Joy D.
Joy D.5 years ago

YOU GO GIRL! NO MO CO! NO MO CO! NO MO CO!
I UNDERSTAND MAJOR BANKS, MINE INCLUDED ARE PHASING AWAY FROM FINANCING MTR. NOW THAT IS CO (COOL).

Norma V.
Norma Villarreal5 years ago

I hadn't realized my bank is on the list. Thanks, Susan.

Victoria B.
Victoria B.5 years ago

WHEN IS THE WORLD GOING TO BE RUN BY PEOPLE WITH INTELLIGENCE ??