Citizen's groups on Friday delivered a petition with more than 11,300 signatures to three of Japan's mega-banks to demand they halt funding for the Dakota Access Pipeline reinstated by U.S. President Donald Trump.

A group of concerned citizens started the online petition last December at They are calling on Mizuho Bank, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, and the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group to withdraw their funding for the Dakota Access Pipeline, saying the $3.7 billion project threatens Lake Oahe, the indigenous Standing Rock Sioux Nation's only source of drinking water in North Dakota.

The three banks did not disclose the amount of money they've put up, but according to Food & Water Watch, a Washington-based nongovernmental organization, they have more than $1.4 billion invested in the project.