Seattle Cuts Ties with Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access Pipeline
The city of Seattle is cutting ties with Wells Fargo over the Dakota Access Pipeline. The city council voted unanimously to stop its contract with Wells Fargo. Council members said they were upset over the company's role as a lender to the pipeline project.
CBS News reports a crowd in the city council meeting room cheered and chanted "water is life" when the measure was passed. On the same day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted a 30-year easement that will allow a highly controversial section of the pipeline to be built in North Dakota.
This comes after President Trump signed an executive action directing the Army Corps of Engineers to speed up their review of the easement.