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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Friday, January 15, 2010
Houston Chevron Marathon Marred by Denial of Runners’ Free Speech
A team that is running for human rights in Ecuador at this Sunday's Chevron Houston Marathon was just kicked out of the marathon's Expo by Chevron Marathon Managing Director Steven Karpas. The runners had paid for a table to distribute "I'm Running for Human Rights" stickers and information about Chevron's refusal to clean up over 18 billion tons of toxic oil sludge they are responsible for in the Ecuadorean rainforest.
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Thursday, January 14, 2010
Advocates Run for Human Rights, Ecuadorean Rainforest in Chevron-Sponsored Houston Marathon
A team of human rights advocates will be running in this weekend's Chevron Houston marathon to draw attention to the sponsoring oil company's refusal to take responsibility for one of the largest environmental disasters in human history.
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
World Leaders Must Deliver Strong Goals and Money to Make REDD Happen
Funding and targets absent as REDD text moves to ministerial level Copenhagen - As REDD negotiating text goes to ministers this morning at the Copenhagen climate change talks, two outcomes are possible with several pivotal issues undecided. An agreement to reduce deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) could be the strongest global measure ever enacted to protect the world's forests or a deal to incentivize their destruction.
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Monday, December 07, 2009
Hundreds Rally at W.Va. Department of Environmental Protection Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
West Virginians and their allies, including Robert Kennedy, Jr., rallied today at the headquarters of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to call for an end to mountaintop removal coal mining, starting with an end to the blasting of Coal River Mountain. Coal River Mountain, the site of a proposed wind farm, is becoming a line in the sand for those demanding an end to the mining practice.
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Friday, November 06, 2009
REDD Forest Agreement Hits New Low, Missing Basic Elements
Prospects for a robust agreement to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation in developing countries (REDD) are on a knife-edge as the United Nations climate change negotiations in Barcelona draw to a close today, according to forest and climate experts from the Ecosystems Climate Alliance.
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Thursday, November 05, 2009
Forest Protection Still Missing in REDD Negotiations
The potential of REDD to deliver real reductions in emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and to protect the rights of indigenous peoples in their forest homes hangs in the balance as language protecting forests remains missing from negotiating text for a climate change agreement. In reaction, 20 additional countries, including the Maldives, Ghana, Ethiopia and Sri Lanka have come forward to sign up to the Forest Pledge to protect forest and indigenous rights over the past three days, making a total of 31 nations thus far prepared to make a stand in the REDD negotiations.
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Friday, October 30, 2009
Mountaintop Removal Mining Protests Go National
Hundreds are participating today with Mountain Justice, Rainforest Action Network and other environmental groups in nationwide protests demanding an end to mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia. As part of the national day of action, 14 people staged a sit-in at the EPA headquarters in Washington, DC. They were joined by approximately 50 coalfield residents and allies who held a rally in front of the building.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Rainforest Action Network Releases Seventy-Foot Banner Over Niagara Falls to 'Welcome' Prime Minister Harper to the U.S.
Three concerned U.S. citizens have just released a vivid 70-foot banner above the Niagara Falls. Just one day before Prime Minister Harper's first official visit to the U.S. to meet with President Obama, the banner is intended to call attention to Harper's efforts to lock up the U.S. market for tar sands oil, and the threat tar sands holds for the climate. Against the dramatic Niagara Falls background, the most well recognized border between the U.S. and Canada, the banner is intended to send the message that Canadian tar sands oil threatens North America's clean energy future.
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Friday, September 11, 2009
Statement on EPA’s Decision on Mountaintop Removal Permits
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it will hold dozens of mountaintop removal permits for further review. Following is a statement by Michael Brune, Executive Director of Rainforest Action Network (RAN): “Today was a moment of truth for the EPA. By recognizing the irreversible destruction caused by mountaintop removal coal mining, the EPA has taken an important stand in support of the people and ecosystems of Appalachia. The agency seems to recognize that there is no environmentally safe way to demolish mountains.
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