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Maine Group Calls on TD Bank to Divest in Pipeline

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Courtesy of Nancy Galland
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The Maine chapter of Citizens in Solidarity with Standing Rock protests in front of TD Bank's Camden branch Thursday.

BANGOR, Maine - A Maine group opposed to transporting fracked oil across land deeded by treaty to the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota renewed its call Thursday for the TD Bank to divest its interest in a company that's building an oil pipeline for the project.

Nancy Galland says the Maine chapter of Citizens in Solidarity with Standing Rock's protest in front of the bank's Camden branch today is a sign of her group's growth.

"It is definitely growing, there were 12 two weeks ago at the Camden Bank, it's now about 25," Galland said. "And we expect it to continue to grow. We will be continuing to bring public attention in various ways until we see some results. I do think that it is a growing movement for sure."

In a prepared statement, TD Bank's Judith Schmidt said her firm supports efforts to ensure the sustainability and safety of the Dakota Access Pipeline site while also respecting the rights of those who wish to voice their opinions in peaceful protest.