US Bank Quietly Joins $4B Deal with Dakota Access Owner

December 20, 2017US Bank

Desmog summarizes the latest developments with US Bank. At a shareholder meeting this past spring, U.S. Bank announced it would be the first large American bank to completely stop issuing loans for oil and gas pipeline construction projects. Environmental groups, indigenous activists, and divestment advocates hailed U.S. Bank’s announcement as a triumph. Yet that triumph — and … Read More

Blog: Communities Pay The Price for Pipelines

October 26, 2017Uncategorized

Co-written by Waterkeeper Alliance Staff Attorney Larissa Liebmann and Atchafalaya Basinkeeper Staff Attorney Misha Mitchell In 2017, Sunoco Logistics Partners (Sunoco) merged with, and changed its name to, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. Through this merger, ETP combined two companies with dubious incident and compliance histories. The Pipeline … Read More

Report: Norway sovereign wealth fund to review ethics of ETP investments

October 23, 2017Uncategorized

The Council on Ethics for Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is assessing whether Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) violated the fund’s guidelines for responsible investment, reported Reuters today. Similar reviews in the past has led to divestments, such as the fund’s 2015 decision to sell off more than $8 billion of investments in coal and related industries. … Read More

Press Release: Energy Transfer Partners’ Rover Pipeline Cited for Ongoing Spill of Gasoline-Laced Water into Michigan Wetlands

October 14, 2017Uncategorized

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: overwithover@gmail.com Citation adds to long list of environmental damages along Energy Transfer Partners’ pipeline routes. Pinckney, Michigan — Today, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality cited Rover Pipeline LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, for spilling gasoline in an ongoing, days-long discharge of over 100 gallons of water per minute … Read More