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Climate Action RI holds Art / Music Protest outside fossil fuel funder Chase Bank in PVD

“Chase is making a profit from all these disasters. People are dying… Hundreds of people have died rom the heat… and the floods…
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Published on July 19, 2021
By Steve Ahlquist

Activists concerned about the construction of the Line 3 pipeline and the increasing number of oil and gas pipelines whose product exacerbates heat waves, droughts, floods, and rising sea levels brought climate protest art and music to Chase Bank on Thayer Street on Saturday. Chase bank is the largest funder of fossil fuel projects in the world.

“We’re here today because Chase Bank is the worst funder of fossil fuels,” said Brian Wilder, an organizer with Climate Action Rhode Island (CARI). “Chase Bank funds more fossil fuels than any bank in the entire world.

“It’s ending the heat waves that we’re seeing in the southwest,” said Wilder. “Chase is funding the rising seas which we see from the melting Arctic and the dying oceans and the dying coral reefs.

“Chase is making a profit from all these disasters. People are dying… Hundreds of people have died rom the heat… and the floods…”

This is happening because fossil fuel companies, and the banks, aren’t willing to stop, said Wilder.

“We need to stop Chase. We need to do it for our children, our grandchildren and ourselves.”

Wilder implored those listening to cancel their business with Chase. Cancel your credit cards, your Amazon card, your Southwest Airlines card. “All these cards are Chase cards. Chase is making money,” said Wilder.

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