Seattle Divests From the Dakota Access Pipeline


Illustration by Enkhbayar Munkh-Erdene.

The full Seattle City Council voted unanimously on Feb. 7, 2017 to divest 3 billion dollars of their business from Wells Fargo Bank, a creditor for the Dakota Access Pipeline project in North Dakota. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama recently spoke with YES! senior editor James Trimarco on the phone about YES!’s coverage of the divestment. Seattle is now the first municipality to divest from a bank because of the Dakota Access Pipeline.