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BREAKING: Activists Occupy BP Headquarters Five Years After Gulf Oil Disaster

***For Immediate Release***Wednesday, April 15 2015Interviews and high-resolution images availableContact: Laurel Sutherlin: 415.246.0161 laurel@ran.orgClaire Sandberg: 646.641.6431 claire@ran.orgBryan Parras: 713.303.5811 lucas77@gmail.com BREAKING: Six Arrested at BP Headquarters 5 Years After Gulf Oil Disaster On eve of shareholder meeting, protesters stage sit-in to demand BP addresses their grievances from biggest marine disaster in history.  Photos will be uploaded here throughout the day: http://a.ran.org/j1v   Houston, TX – Six Gulf coast residents were arrested this morning inside the main entrance to BP’s Houston headquarters ahead...

Gulf Residents Occupy BP HQ Ahead of Gulf Oil Disaster 5-Year Mark

A group of Gulf Coast residents staged a sit-in style occupation this morning inside the main entrance to BP’s Houston headquarters. The activists said this is the first of many demonstrations yet to come across the Gulf South leading up to the April 20th five year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill that killed eleven workers and spewed 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over 87 days. We have wrapped up our live blog. Thanks for joining us! More events are happening this week. Click here for the full list of events during...

Barclays cuts ties with mountaintop removal coal, says MTR will be “phased out” soon

Barclays was the world’s top lender to mountaintop removal coal firms prior to announcing new policy Barclays PLC, the number one bankroller of mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining worldwide in 2013, has announced it is ending its financial support to the controversial practice. Barclays ruled out future financing for mountaintop removal projects and companies, citing MTR’s negative environmental and social impacts, as well as market forces. In its policy statement, Barclays also forecast that MTR will soon be “phased out” entirely, as a result of increased market and regulatory pressures. The Barclays announcement comes just weeks after U.S.-based PNC...

Activists Storm SF Grocery Store to Expose Controversy in Quaker’s Products

Grassroots group from around the country calls on PepsiCo to cut Conflict Palm Oil FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, 425.281.1989, Emma@ran.org ***Colorful, high-resolution images of grocery store flash mob protest, available here   San Francisco, CA – Today, two dozen activists from across the United States ‘flash mobbed’ a popular grocery store in San Francisco, CA, engaging store customers and rebranding shelves filled with Quaker products, a PepsiCo brand containing controversial palm oil. This month’s wave of grocery store actions furthers a growing national trend of public outcry against the use of Conflict Palm Oil. The freshly energized movement received high profile coverage recently when a spoof Super Bowl ad went wildly viral that targeted PepsiCo’s Doritos brand over the product’s connection to rainforest destruction and human rights violations. The festive activists dressed in orangutan costumes and affixed stickers and placards on the store’s food aisles...

Tweet to protect the Great Barrier Reef

The U.S. government’s Export-Import Bank wants to finance a huge coal project that would put Australia’s Great Barrier Reef at risk. We are calling on Fred Hochberg, Chair of the Export-Import Bank, to stop the destruction.Click the links below to send a tweet and...

Sustainability Issues Shadow the Kraft Heinz Merger

Two food giants merge into one Conflict Palm Oil culprit San Francisco, CA - Yesterday’s merger of Kraft Foods Group, Inc. and H.J Heinz Company combine two companies, both highlighted as laggards among Rainforest Action Network’s (RAN) Snack Food 20 group, noted for their...

New RAN fracking policy

Rainforest Action Network supports a ban (1) on hydraulic fracturing (2) for oil and gas. The best available research indicates that a ban on fracking, along with other measures to keep fossil fuels in the ground, is necessary to keep climate change at or...

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