Mark Ruffalo, Leonardo DiCaprio & others sign letter protesting Canada gas pipeline

WION Web Team
New Delhi Updated: Mar 17, 2022, 05:49 PM(IST)

Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo Photograph:( Twitter )

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More than 65 Hollywood celebrities have pledged their support to the cause.

A long list of Hollywood celebrities are not happy with the Coastal GasLink pipeline and have written a letter urging City National Bank's parent company, Royal Bank of Canada o defund it. The actors who have so far ledged support are Mark Ruffalo, Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, Scarlett Johansson, Jane Fonda, Jane Fonda, Susan Sarandon, and Robert Downey Jr.

The letter is sent "in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders,” demanding the immediate withdrawal of financial support for a 416-mile gas pipeline slated to cut through what’s termed “sacred and sensitive ecosystems” in Wet’suwet’en land, in British Columbia, Canada without consent from hereditary chiefs.

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The letter states, “Despite claiming to be a leader in climate conscious banking, since acquiring CNB in 2015, RBC has spent over $160 billion to become one of the world’s largest and most aggressive financiers of tar sands, fossil fuel extraction, and transport.”

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