On November 13, nine activists with Rainforest Action Network performed sit-ins at four separate Bank of America branches in Charlotte, North Carolina, to protest the bank’s role in financing the coal industry. From Rainforest Action Network:

“In the past two years, Bloomberg data indicates that Bank of America has invested $6.4 billion in the U.S. coal industry, surpassing any other American financial institution. Also according to Bloomberg Data, the bank is the top funder of companies that practice mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia. The bank underwrites the entire spectrum of the coal industry, from mining, to transport, to the utilities that operate the dirtiest coal-fired power plants.”