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President Donald Trump reversed former President Barack Obama's decision on the Keystone XL pipeline earlier this year, drawing protests. (Photo: Rainforest Action Network/Bonnie Chan/flickr/cc)

How to Contact the 17 Banks Funding All Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion (Including Keystone XL)

We hunted down the names of CEOs and their contact information for you. Here’s what to say.

James Trimarco

 by YES! Magazine

Of the more than 60 banks helping to finance the expansion of tar sands infrastructure, the indigenous-led environmental campaign Mazaska Talks has identified 17 as worst offenders. These banks have either financed all four currently proposed tar sands pipelines or they’ve headed up major multi-bank loans to the companies building them.

The proposed pipelines are the Keystone XL, Energy East, Trans Mountain, and Enbridge’s Line 3. All four begin in the tar sands of Alberta, Canada.

“Our thought is to be proactive and stop the construction of Keystone now.”

Back in November 2015, then-President Barack Obama rejected TransCanada’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline, saying it would create only a few dozen permanent jobs, would have no significant effect on U.S. energy security, and would damage America’s leadership role on climate change. President Donald Trump reversed that decision in March.

The indigenous-led Mazaska Talks campaign to stop the tar sands expansion is focusing on the financing of the pipelines.

“TransCanada doesn’t have the project-level loans to build the Keystone XL pipeline,” said Matt Remle, an activists and member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. “Our thought is to be proactive and stop the construction of Keystone now, before they start laying the pipeline down.”

Individual divestment has moved more than $80 million from banks financing DAPL.

Remle says he’s focused on convincing cities, tribes, and nonprofits to cut their ties with these banks. Cities that have divested or are in the process of divesting include: SeattleMissoula, Montana; and the cities of DavisSanta Monica, and San Francisco, in California. Individual divestment has moved more than $80 million from banks financing DAPL, and organizers would like to see similar effort directed at the tar sands financiers.

The organization 350 Seattle has been telling people to follow this script as an example:

Call JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon at 212-270-1111 and say:

Hello. I’m calling today to ask that Chase stop funding all new tar sands projects. Tar sands oil is the dirtiest form of fossil fuel on Earth, dirtier even than coal. All tar sands projects have been officially opposed by 121 First Nations and tribes. Former NASA Chief Scientist Jim Hansen has called the tar sands expansion represented by the Keystone XL ‘game over in the fight against climate change.’ Chase has no business financing tar sands, and I ask that Chase issue a public statement that it will not fund tar sands projects like the Keystone XL or Trans Mountain pipelines. Thank you for your time.

Activists have also been asking people to send banks that message through their Facebook pages.

Here are names of banks and their CEOs —along with their most recent phone numbers and email addresses, according to YES! research and

The following information was updated on May 11. Some banks will disconnect phones and disable email addresses. Contact us with adjustments that need to be made:

Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

President, CEO, and Chairman Brian Moynihan


Executive Relations, Office of the CEO: 
Matthew Task 

Corporate Office: 
100 N Tryon Street 
Charlotte, NC 28255

Bank of Montreal (BMO)

CEO William A. Downe

Board Chairman Robert Pritchard

Corporate Office: 
1 First Canadian Place, 21st Floor 
Toronto, Ontario M5X 1A1





Bank of Nova Scotia/Scotiabank

CEO and President Brian J. Porter

Corporate Office: 
Scotia Plaza 
44 King Street W 
Toronto, Ontario 
Canada M5H 1H1 

U.S. Office: 
250 Vesey Street, 
23rd and 24th floors 
New York, NY 10281 

Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ

CEO Jean-Laurent Bonnafe

Corporate Office: 
3 rue d’Antin 
75002 Paris, France 

U.S. Office: 
787 Seventh Avenue - The Equitable Tower 
New York, NY 10019 


CEO Jes Staley

Chairman John McFarlane

Corporate Office: 
Barclays Bank PLC 
1 Churchill Place 
London E14 5HP, United Kingdom 

U.S. Office: 
745 7th Avenue 
New York, NY 10019 

Press Office: 

BNP Paribas

CEO Jean-Laurent Bonnafe

Corporate Office: 
3 rue d’Antin 
75002 Paris, France 

U.S. Office: 
787 Seventh Avenue - The Equitable Tower 
New York, NY 10019 

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)

CEO/ President Victor Dodig


Board Chairman Charles Sirois

Corporate Office:

Commerce Court West 56

Toronto, Ontario M5L 1A2



Office of Corporate Responsibility 
Communications and Public Affairs: 
Telephone: 416-861-5482


CEO Michael Corbat 

Corporate Office: 
388 Greenwich Street 
New York, NY 10013 
800-285-3000 and 212-793-0710

Credit Agricole

CEO Jean-Paul Chifflet

12, Place des Etats-Unis 
Montrouge, France 92545 

U.S. Office: 
1301 Avenue of the Americas, 
New York, NY 10019

Credit Suisse

CEO Tidjane Thiam

41 44 334 06 89

Board Chairman Urs Rohner

Suisse Banking Ombudsman: 
Bahnhofplatz 9 
P.O. Box 1818 
CH 8021 Zurich, Switzerland 

Corporate Office: 
Uetlibergstrasse 231 
P.O. Box 700 
CH 8070 Zurich, Switzerland 

U.S. Office: 
650 California Street 
San Francisco, CA 94108 
Phone: 415-249-2100

Deutsche Bank

CEO John Cryan

Corporate Contact: 
Renee Calabro 

Corporate Address: 
Deutsche Bank AG 
Taunusanlage 12 
60325 Frankfurt Am Main (for letters and postcards: 60262) 

U.S. Office: 
Deutsche Bank AG 
60 Wall Street 
New York, NY 10005 

JPMorgan Chase

Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon


Corporate Contacts: 
Andrew Gray

Jennifer Lavoie

Brian Marchiony

Corporate Office: 
270 Park Avenue 
New York, NY 10017-2014 

Mizuho Bank

President and CEO Nobuhide Hayashi

Corporate Office: 
Otemachi Tower 
1-5-5, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku 
Tokyo 100-8176, Japan 

U.S. Office: 
1251 Avenue of the Americas 
New York, NY 10020 

Royal Bank of Canada

CEO David I. McKay

1 416 974 6415

CEO and Board Communications: 
Paul French 

Corporate Media Relations: 
Catherine Hudon 

Corporate Address: 
200 Bay Street P.O. Box 1 
Royal Bank Plaza 
Toronto, Canada 
416-974-5151 and 416-842-2000 

Sumitomo Mitsui Bank

President and CEO Takeshi Kunibe

Corporate Office: 
1-1-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku 
Tokyo, Japan 

U.S. Office: 
277 Park Avenue 
New York, NY 10172 

Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD)

Group President and CEO Bharat Masrani


Corporate Office: 
P.O. Box 1, TD Bank Tower 
66 Wellington Street W 
Toronto, Ontario 
M5K 1A2


U.S. Office: 
31 West 52nd Street 
New York, NY 10019-6101 

Wells Fargo

CEO Timothy J. Sloan 

Corporate Office: 
Wells Fargo 
420 Montgomery Street 
San Francisco, CA 94104

This article was written for YES! Magazine, a national, nonprofit media organization that fuses powerful ideas and practical actions. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.

James Trimarco

James Trimarco is web editor at YES!

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