AOC takes on the CEO of the blatantly corrupt Wells Fargo over funding the pipeline and caging children.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The CEO of Wells Fargo said they chose to finance the unstable Dakota Access Pipeline over Standing Rock Sioux objections, because the bank determined it was “worth the risk.”
#DAPL has leaked at least 5x. And we, the public, are left to pay for cleanup+destroyed land.
"So, hypothetically, if there was a leak from the Dakota Access Pipeline, why shouldn't #WellsFargo pay for the cleanup of it, since it paid for the construction of the pipeline itself?"
Another example of big corporations putting the interest of their shareholders over the interest of the country, the American people, and the environment. This is why we need more regulations when it comes to environmental concerns, not less!
Republicans: Privatize the profits, socialize the risks.
This is why regulations are important. This has been the modus operandi of all industry since the beginning, NEVER held accountable for the damage their greed does. Even situations like the CA gold rush which completely destroyed the salmon runs on the Sacramento River and the mercury which is still a problem to this day.