Lindsey Allen

Lindsey Allen is executive director of Rainforest Action Network, which preserves forests, protects the climate and upholds human rights by challenging corporate power and systemic injustice.

Articles by this author

Aerial view of a large burned area in the city of Candeiras do Jamari in the state of Rondônia. (Photo: Victor Moriyama/Greenpeace.) Views
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
We Are Facing a Global Emergency in the Amazon. Here's What We Can Do
Called "the lungs of the Earth", the Amazon rainforest and its lush trees make roughly 20% of the oxygen on Earth. Yet, right now, the skies of Sao Paolo, Brazil are black and the smoke can be seen from space. Flames are ravaging the Amazon Basin . Though climate change has catalyzed many...
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The current round of soul-searching around the Equator Principles dates back to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and the Indigenous-led campaign calling out the banks behind the project. (Photo: Joe Brusky/flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Big Banks Just Flunked Their Own Test on Climate, Indigenous Rights
On October 16 , JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Crédit Agricole and 91 other global banks met in Washington, DC, to revise the Equator Principles , industry-led due diligence standards meant to prevent banks from supporting environmentally and socially harmful projects. On the very same day, in a...
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"Trump appointed avowed EPA nemesis Scott Pruitt — who had sued the EPA 14 times as the Oklahoma attorney general — as the agency’s head with an obvious mission: to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency from within." (Photo: Takver/flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
10 Ways the Trump White House Has Waged War On Smart Climate Policy
Since the inauguration one year ago, this administration has been a whirlwind of environmental threats, so let’s take a moment to reflect on what has actually happened. Here are 10 ways Donald Trump and his administration are pushing the world further towards catastrophic climate change. 1. Fast-...
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