At a shareholder meeting this past spring, U.S. Bank announced it would be the first large American bank to completely stop issuing loans for oil and gas pipeline construction projects.<br><br>Yet that triumph — and the bank’s commitment — seems less sure with the news that U.S. Bank has entered into a new $4 billion loan deal with the company building the contentious Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL).

At a shareholder meeting this past spring, U.S. Bank announced it would be the first large American bank to completely stop issuing loans for oil and gas pipeline construction projects.

Yet that triumph — and the bank’s commitment — seems less sure with the news that U.S. Bank has entered into a new $4 billion loan deal with …

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