Rainforest Action Network (RAN)

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is headquarted in San Francisco, California with offices staff in Tokyo, Japan, and Edmonton, Canada, plus thousands of volunteer scientists, teachers, parents, students and other concerned citizens around the world. We believe that a sustainable world can be created in our lifetime, and that aggressive action must be taken immediately to leave a safe and secure world for our children.  

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, March 03, 2015
PNC Bank Policy on Mountaintop Removal a Positive Step
PNC Financial Services Group joined the growing ranks of financial institutions that have officially sanctioned the coal mining practice known as mountaintop removal (MTR.) Citing concerns about the environmental and health impacts of MTR, as well as financial risks, PNC pledged to no longer extend...
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Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Rainforest Action Network Responds to White House Keystone Veto Threat
In response to the news that President Obama will veto proposed legislation on the Keystone XL pipeline introduced by Republicans in Congress, Rainforest Action Network Climate Program Director Amanda Starbuck issued the following statement: "This is a testament to the dedication and resolve of...
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Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Shareholders Press Bank of America for Coal and Climate Finance
An international coalition of shareholders and community leaders from as far away as Bogota, Colombia, will testify to the grave impacts resulting from Bank of America’s financing of the coal industry at the bank’s Annual General Meeting today in Charlotte, North Carolina. Shareholders will also consider a resolution requesting the bank to report carbon emissions stemming from financing of carbon-intensive industries. Coal is the top contributor to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) that cause climate change.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Report Finds Top Banks Moving Away From Coal: Citigroup and Barclays Seen as Laggard
Today, Rainforest Action Network (RAN), Sierra Club and BankTrack released the fifth annual coal finance report card, “Extreme Investments, Extreme Consequences,” which tracks the financiers of the worst-of-worst coal companies. The report shows that even as high-profile bankruptcies and costly environmental cleanup settlements illustrate the growing risks involved with lending to coal companies, U.S. banks provided $31 billion in financing for coal in 2013.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
PepsiCo Focus of New Campaign To Remove “Conflict Palm Oil” from America’s Snack Foods
Today, activists with Rainforest Action Network (RAN) delivered a set of demands to local food giant PepsiCo, Inc. regarding the company’s use of the controversial food additive palm oil in its products. RAN recently announced a new national campaign to remove “Conflict Palm Oil” responsible for rainforest destruction, human rights violations and carbon pollution from America’s snack foods.
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Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Rainforest Action Network Responds to Asia Pulp and Paper’s New Forest Commitments
Controversial Singapore-based paper giant, Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), today announced a new “Forest Conservation Policy” to undertake environmental and social reforms to its business practices. This comes on the heels of almost 100 international corporate customers cutting contracts or stepping away from APP paper products, most notably Disney, Staples, and Mattel, after responding to criticism about the paper company's role in harming Indonesia’s endangered rainforests and communities.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
BREAKING: Four Bank of America Branches Closed in Charlotte Coal Protest
In a sophisticated, peaceful action to pressure the bank to stop funding coal, nine people are risking arrest today at sit-ins at four different Bank of America locations across Charlotte. The activists are a part of Rainforest Action Network’s campaign to confront the bank’s leading role in coal financing, which impacts the quality of air in North Carolina and contributes to global climate change pollution.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
New Report Shows Banking Sector as Major Source of Climate Disruption
A number of major banks, including Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase, invest in the acceleration of climate change each year by committing billions to polluting energy industries like coal, according to a report published by Rainforest Action Network’s program today.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Chevron’s Leading Critics From Brazil to Ecuador Expose Oil Giant's Abuses
At a press conference today, labor and community leaders from Brazil, Ecuador, Nigeria, Angola, California and Texas revealed the true cost of Chevron’s operations in the places where they live. They will take their message to Chevron’s annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, May 30 where they will make clear that those paying the price for Chevron’s profits will no longer tolerate or subsidize its bad corporate citizenship and negligent, risky and dangerous operations.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Amazonian Tribes Launch Water Project Amidst Legal Battle
After decades of health issues and legal battles, indigenous communities in the Ecuadorean Amazon have joined with humanitarian and environmental groups to launch ClearWater, a locally led effort to provide clean water to impacted communities.
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