Oil & Gas Workers Should Boycott 'Bank of the West' Now!
Just when you thought the world could not get any more strange, a major bank is now attempting to put it's oil and gas customers out of jobs.
Bank of the West operates more than 600 retail, wealth, commercial and business banking offices in 23 states and has no announced an all out assult on almost all energy workers in the United States!
Excerpt from Bank of the West website;
WE’VE MADE THE DECISION TO TAKE ACTION; WE WILL NO LONGER FUND TOBACCO, COAL, FRACKING OR ARCTIC DRILLING.
At Bank of the West, we’re striving to make a positive impact by funding endeavors that encourage the long-term health of our planet, and our society as a whole. This ensures that our resources are put to work in areas that help to serve the public good—today and for future generations.
We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, promoting programs for sustainable energy, and withdrawing support from companies and business activities that are detrimental to our environment and our health.
To this end, Bank of the West has made the following decisions:
We will no longer do business with companies whose main activity is exploring, producing, distributing, marketing or trading oil and gas from shale and/or tar sands.
We will never finance oil and gas exploration or production projects in the Arctic.
We will no longer finance coal mines or coal-fired power plants.
We will terminate all financing and investing activities relating to tobacco product manufacturers, as well as producers, wholesalers and traders whose revenue comes primarily from tobacco.
As the bank for a changing world, we’re continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.
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In case any of you dirty oil and gas workers are wondering, here is a map of Bank of the West locations throughout the United States- click the map and it will take you to an interactive map on the BOFW website. Have a look at all the branches near you. If you actually bank with these hypocrites it's time to stop.
Be sure and visit the BOTW facebook page and let them know what you think- be sure to share this!