- emm talarico commented on Industry’s Dreams, Indigenous Nightmares: A Visit to the Alberta Tar Sands 2014-07-15 23:31:44 -0700Awesome!
As the lead support for all of RAN's hard-hitting and effective campaigns, Rainmakers play a key role in our shared vision to change the future for the Earth's most unique and treasured places.
Rainmakers are at the vanguard of RAN's vital work by making an annual donation of $1,000 or more, and receive a host of benefits, including invitations to intimate events like our annual open house, conference calls with RAN leadership and (with your permission) your name will appear in RAN's annual report to recognize you for your generosity.
Rainforest Action Network is uniquely suited to making enormous changes happen. We're tough. We're tenacious. We think big and we won't ever back down.
In our almost 30 year history, we have secured hundreds of critical victories for the environment and Indigenous communities around the world and have helped protect millions of acres of forests in Indonesia, Canada, Chile, Brazil and beyond.
To protect the world's remaining rainforests we must take bold and immediate action - and we need the full commitment of people like you.
When we burn coal and oil we are have a devastating impact at the global and the local level. Fossil fuels are the number one drivers of climate change and those impacted most of all are the communities situated closest to the mines and power plants that drive the fossil fuel industry.
RAN is proud to stand and work with frontline communities who are directly challenging corporate pollution in their local neighborhoods. From Appalachian coal-field residents who are fighting for the future of their generational lands, to North Carolina’s small business owners and students who are demanding the right to clean air and water; from communities in Wyoming who are fighting state and private mining to prevent further development of coal tracts in their state, to Utah moms, grandmothers, Unitarians, queer rights activists, students and doctors who are trying to evict their local coal plant that’s polluting their air—each fight is unique, but ultimately the goal is the same: to transition communities away from coal.
Across the United States, oil refineries are seeking permits to expand their facilities to process heavy crude oil from the tar sands. In Canada, the toxic burden on communities near the tar sands is already enormous. In addition to direct human exposure, oil contamination in the local watershed has led to arsenic in moose meat—a dietary staple for First Nations peoples—up to 33 times acceptable levels. Drinking water has also been contaminated.
RAN is proud to work with frontline communities to stop the madness of putting profit before people.