Energy Stories

From the cradle to the grave, coal is a risky business. Each stage in the life cycle of coal– extraction, transportation and combustion–presents increasing health, environmental, reputational, legislative and financial risks.
Billionaire real estate investor and legendary tax evader Leona Helmsley famously said: “Only the little people pay taxes.” It turns out Helmsley was all too right.
Our 2011 report card examines ten banks and their financial relationships with mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia.
Ambre Energy and Peabody Energy are leading the push for west coast export terminals that would open the floodgates for a new coal market in Asia. Advocates for clean energy, the environment, and public health and safety have coalesced to oppose these ports on the beautiful Pacific Northwest coastline.
To protect our climate and public health, we must decrease our country’s reliance on coal power while building demand for a clean energy economy.
Rainforest Action Network believes that corporations should be allowed to extract and process mineral fuels only if they can do so without harming human health or contaminating the air, water, and soil.
RAN releases a new report about the implementation and impact of the banking sector’s “Carbon Principles.”
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has vetoed the Clean Water Act permit for the Spruce No. 1 Mine in Logan County, West Virginia.
RAN campaigned successfully for The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) to adopt new environmental and social standards in tar sands development.
Our new report explains why the EPA must veto Spruce mine in West Virginia.