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A group of protesters raising issue on banks funding fossil fuel projects contributing to climate change picket in front of a Wells Fargo bank in Santa Barbara on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Kenneth Song/News-Press)














“Casey Dwire, a member of 350 Santa Barbara, took a turn leading the group’s chants on Friday. He said he protested in an effort to hold the banks accountable for their climate policies. 

“A lot of (banks) have come out saying that they believe in climate change and they are proponents of a cleaner and healthier environment, but then they fund these oil pipelines and these projects that are completely detrimental to those values, particularly with Line 3,” Mr. Dwire told the News-Press. “And so I’d love to see them show through action and not just words that they are opposed to this and that they are here to protect and serve the community like they say they are.”