06/20/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Drop Chase Bank, Win a Badge of Honor, and Stop Mountain Top Removal

Want to fight one of the nastiest and completely pointless industrial practices in America?

Have a Chase bank account?

Then check out the new Mountains Rule campaign launched today that will send anyone who closes their Chase Bank account in the next 30 days a sweet badge of honor.

The coal mining industry is literally blowing up entire mountains to save money on extraction and staff costs. They figured out a long time ago that giant machines and some dynamite means they can get more coal and fire most of their employees.

A win-win if you're willing to put profit ahead of jobs and the environment.

Mountain top removal (MTR)
is also a win, win for Chase Bank, who continues to lend trillions (that's not a typo) of dollars to the coal companies that blow the tops of mountains to extract coal. Other financial institutions, like Bank of America and Wells Fargo have ceased funding this unbelievably destructive practice.

Here's what an MTR site looks like:

Seriously, do you want your money tied up in something that does this to mountains? Especially when you get all the same services from another bank that isn't involved in such things.

If you have a Chase Bank account, drop it. If enough people do this, Chase Bank will notice and hopefully rethink their financial support of these operations.