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Dear Bank CEO, You Are Cordially Invited to Defund This Pipeline

Anti-oil activists are turning their focus on fossil fuel funding, aiming to stop the flow of money for good.

Demonstrators Protest Line 3 Pipeline

Photographer: Nicole Neri/Bloomberg

Even by the standards of the chief executive of America’s biggest bank, March 31 looked like it was going to be a very busy day.

Jamie Dimon’s office calendar was chock-full of invitations for that overcast New York Wednesday, with more than 1,000 unsolicited meetings all scheduled to cover the same topic: JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s role in financing an oil pipeline running through Minnesota.