In Charlotte NC on April 24, 2019, protestors outside the Bank of America annual meeting demanded that the bank halt any further funding for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and other fossil fuel projects. “The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is economically and environmentally reckless,” said Donna Chavis, senior fossil fuels campaigner at Friends of the Earth. “The pipeline is just one example of how Bank of America is fueling the climate crisis. Investors should be aware that Bank of America’s pumping of finance into fossil fuel infrastructure is accelerating climate catastrophe and community destruction. This is bad for the Earth, and bad for investors’ bottom-line.”
Over 100 groups, including Friends of Nelson, had sent a letter to Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, calling on the bank to refrain from any further financing of the ACP.