Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Press Releases
Pressure Builds on Snack Food Giant PepsiCo to Drop Conflict Palm Oil
Apr 29, 2016
Rainforest Action Network and SumOfUs help rally 100,000’s of people calling on PepsiCo to take meaningful action to halt deforestation and human rights abuses in...
International Coalition Calls for Emergency Sanctions Against Indonesian Forest Fire Culprits
Apr 26, 2016
Financial regulators are called on to do all that they can to prevent another environmental and public health disaster, as forest fires begin to blaze...
BREAKING: Protesters Scale Iconic Six Story NYC Pepsi Landmark;Drop 100’ Banner Demanding Snack Food Giant Cut Conflict Palm Oil
Apr 25, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, April 25, 2016 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161, Laurel@ran.org Emma Rae Lierley, 425.281.1989, Emma@ran.org ***High Res photos available here: ran.org/pepsiaction, broadcast quality video...
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Grim forecast for paper giant’s wood supply raises deforestation fears
Apr 22, 2016
Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP) plans to operate a giant mill in South Sumatra later this year have raised some uncomfortable questions about the veracity...
What Peabody’s Bankruptcy Reveals About the Coal Industry
Apr 20, 2016
“We see Peabody’s bankruptcy process as a critical test of the coal financing commitments at multiple banks,” Ben Collins (Read the full article here)
Climate activists gear up to protest new oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
Mar 23, 2016
"Several national environmental organizations, including the Rainforest Action Network and 350.org community members, and indigenous rights groups plan a rally outside the site this Wednesday...
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Pressure Builds on Snack Food Giant PepsiCo to Drop Conflict...
Apr 29, 2016
Rainforest Action Network and SumOfUs help rally 100,000’s of people calling on PepsiCo to take meaningful action to halt deforestation and human rights abuses in...
International Coalition Calls for Emergency Sanctions Against Indonesian Forest Fire...
Apr 26, 2016
Financial regulators are called on to do all that they can to prevent another environmental and public health disaster, as forest fires begin to blaze...
Rainforest Action Network Welcomes Moratorium on Destruction of Indonesia’s Leuser...
Apr 20, 2016
Positive step forward in the protection of the last place on Earth where Sumatran orangutans, elephants, tigers, and rhinos still coexist in the wild  FOR...
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Alternet: Corruption, Human Rights Violations and Unchecked Pollution
Dec 11, 2015
"On the opening day of the Paris climate talks, global consumer goods brands Unilever and Marks & Spencer have announced plans to join a major...
NYTimes: Delegates at Climate Talks Focus on Saving the World’s...
Dec 10, 2015
"Activists for the Rainforest Action Network, for instance, used genetic testing in 2011 to assert that Disney, the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, was...
Monga Bay: Aceh’s priceless Leuser Ecosystem still shrinking as oil...
Nov 17, 2015
"Lowland forests and carbon-rich peat bogs, the most vital landscapes in Southeast Asia’s last great swath of intact rainforest, are the most at risk of...
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Rainforest Action Network response to Announcement on Coal Moratorium
Jan 15, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Virali Modi-Parekh, virali@ran.org, 510-747-8476 Rainforest Action Network Response to Announcement on Coal Moratorium: President Obama announced a moratorium on new coal leases on...
RAN's COP21 Statement
Dec 21, 2015
Rainforest Action Network views today’s global climate agreement in Paris with both hope and disappointment.We are encouraged at the recognition that deforestation and forest degradation...
Obama Administration Delays DC Fossil Fuel Auction Under Pressure from...
Dec 07, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2015 Contact: Blair Fitzgibbon, blair@soundspeedmedia.com, 202-503-6141 Obama Administration Delays DC Fossil Fuel Auction Under Pressure from Climate Activists Global Fight...
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The Hill: We need more from Obama to fight climate...
Jan 19, 2016
"The president recently made a bold move to halt new coal leases on public lands, but the clock is ticking down faster — both on...
Alternet: Corruption, Human Rights Violations and Unchecked Pollution
Dec 11, 2015
"On the opening day of the Paris climate talks, global consumer goods brands Unilever and Marks & Spencer have announced plans to join a major...
NYTimes: Delegates at Climate Talks Focus on Saving the World’s...
Dec 10, 2015
"Activists for the Rainforest Action Network, for instance, used genetic testing in 2011 to assert that Disney, the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, was...
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RAN's COP21 Statement
Dec 21, 2015
Rainforest Action Network views today’s global climate agreement in Paris with both hope and disappointment.We are encouraged at the recognition that deforestation and forest degradation...
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Pressure Builds on Snack Food Giant PepsiCo to Drop Conflict...
Apr 29, 2016
Rainforest Action Network and SumOfUs help rally 100,000’s of people calling on PepsiCo to take meaningful action to halt deforestation and human rights abuses in...
International Coalition Calls for Emergency Sanctions Against Indonesian Forest Fire...
Apr 26, 2016
Financial regulators are called on to do all that they can to prevent another environmental and public health disaster, as forest fires begin to blaze...
Rainforest Action Network Welcomes Moratorium on Destruction of Indonesia’s Leuser...
Apr 20, 2016
Positive step forward in the protection of the last place on Earth where Sumatran orangutans, elephants, tigers, and rhinos still coexist in the wild  FOR...
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Ran in the news
Alternet: Corruption, Human Rights Violations and Unchecked Pollution
Dec 11, 2015
"On the opening day of the Paris climate talks, global consumer goods brands Unilever and Marks & Spencer have announced plans to join a major...
NYTimes: Delegates at Climate Talks Focus on Saving the World’s...
Dec 10, 2015
"Activists for the Rainforest Action Network, for instance, used genetic testing in 2011 to assert that Disney, the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, was...
Monga Bay: Aceh’s priceless Leuser Ecosystem still shrinking as oil...
Nov 17, 2015
"Lowland forests and carbon-rich peat bogs, the most vital landscapes in Southeast Asia’s last great swath of intact rainforest, are the most at risk of...
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Pressure Builds on Snack Food Giant PepsiCo to Drop Conflict...
Apr 29, 2016
Rainforest Action Network and SumOfUs help rally 100,000’s of people calling on PepsiCo to take meaningful action to halt deforestation and human rights abuses in...
Malaysian Palm Oil Giant Felda Global Ventures (FGV) Remains Embroiled...
Mar 17, 2016
International civil society calls on FGV investors and buyers to take robust, transparent action to address ongoing risks  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley,...
Innovation Group Delivers a Leap Forward In Efforts To Transform...
Mar 10, 2016
  Joint Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jakarta, Indonesia - Today, the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG), a leading initiative to transform the palm oil...
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Food Navigator: Sustainable palm-oil body slammed over slave labour auditing...
Dec 15, 2015
"A coalition of international labour rights and environmental groups has questioned whether audits carried out by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) were robust...
Alternet: Corruption, Human Rights Violations and Unchecked Pollution
Dec 11, 2015
"On the opening day of the Paris climate talks, global consumer goods brands Unilever and Marks & Spencer have announced plans to join a major...
The Guardian: How Unilever was left off George Monbiot’s list...
Nov 16, 2015
"George Monbiot is an award-winning columnist who is not afraid to challenge vested interests. His 30 October column, headlined “Indonesia is burning. So why is...
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Indonesian Logging Giant APRIL Releases Major New Sustainability Commitments
Jun 03, 2015
Forest activists express cautious optimism, but say results on the ground will be the true measure of the new policy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma...
Stylish Protest Brings Deforestation Concerns to Fashion Awards
Jun 01, 2015
Activists unroll a banner at red carpet event calling out Ralph Lauren’s implication in forest destruction, rights abuses FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***Colorful high-resolution images of...
Indonesian Logging Giant APRIL Poised to Release Major New Sustainability...
Jun 01, 2015
Forest activists express cautious optimism, but say results on the ground will be the true measure of the new policy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma...
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Mongabay: Forestry giant's zero deforestation commitment put to test
Feb 05, 2015
"An independent audit of the world’s largest pulp and paper producer found that the company had achieved a wide range of results in meeting promises...
Tempo: NGO - APP Fails to Meet its' Own Commitment...
Jan 22, 2015
"A new report has revealed that Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) failed to meet its' social responsibility commitments as set out in its' Forest Conservation...
Publisher's Weekly: Asia Pulp and Paper Tries to Recast Its...
Dec 12, 2014
'The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has been one of APP’s most vocal critics. Lafcadio Cortesi, of RAN, said that though APP has made important improvements...
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Plagued By Scandal, Abercrombie & Fitch Announces Fourth Quarter Profits...
Mar 02, 2016
Consumers are calling on the ‘most-hated retailer’ to clean up its act and get forest-sourced fabric out of stores FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***High-res Images of...
The High Cost of High Fashion: New Report Exposes Human...
Aug 04, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 4 2015   ***Full case study report available here   CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161, Laurel@ran.org   The High Cost of...
Fresh Protest Brings Deforestation, Human Rights Concerns to Ralph Lauren...
Jun 24, 2015
Demonstrators gathered outside SF storefront after recent Corporate Citizenship Report ignores major human rights and environmental risks in company’s fabric supply chain FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
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The Clothing Insurrection: It’s Time to Take On the Fashion...
Apr 20, 2015
“ ’Supply chain.’ ” The phrase is so vague, so neutral, it would seem to have been coined with the intent to make people’s eyes...
Pulp Nonfiction: 'Out of Fashion' Campaign Targets Apparel Brands Contributing...
Apr 09, 2015
“The latest effort, the Out of Fashion campaign for forest-friendly fabrics – led by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) — is calling on the “Fashion...
AlterNet: Big Fashion’s Dirty Secret: How Major Clothing Brands Are...
Mar 01, 2015
"In the melee of entertainment coverage about what Hollywood A-Listers wore on the red carpet at this year’s Oscars, a major answer to the question...
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Rainforest Action Network response to Announcement on Coal Moratorium
Jan 15, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Virali Modi-Parekh, virali@ran.org, 510-747-8476 Rainforest Action Network Response to Announcement on Coal Moratorium: President Obama announced a moratorium on new coal leases on...
RAN's COP21 Statement
Dec 21, 2015
Rainforest Action Network views today’s global climate agreement in Paris with both hope and disappointment.We are encouraged at the recognition that deforestation and forest degradation...
Obama Administration Delays DC Fossil Fuel Auction Under Pressure from...
Dec 07, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2015 Contact: Blair Fitzgibbon, blair@soundspeedmedia.com, 202-503-6141 Obama Administration Delays DC Fossil Fuel Auction Under Pressure from Climate Activists Global Fight...
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The Hill: We need more from Obama to fight climate...
Jan 19, 2016
"The president recently made a bold move to halt new coal leases on public lands, but the clock is ticking down faster — both on...
Alternet: Corruption, Human Rights Violations and Unchecked Pollution
Dec 11, 2015
"On the opening day of the Paris climate talks, global consumer goods brands Unilever and Marks & Spencer have announced plans to join a major...
NYTimes: Delegates at Climate Talks Focus on Saving the World’s...
Dec 10, 2015
"Activists for the Rainforest Action Network, for instance, used genetic testing in 2011 to assert that Disney, the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, was...
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Rainforest Action Network response to Announcement on Coal Moratorium
Jan 15, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Virali Modi-Parekh, virali@ran.org, 510-747-8476 Rainforest Action Network Response to Announcement on Coal Moratorium: President Obama announced a moratorium on new coal leases on...
Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Cut Coal Financing, Join Growing...
Nov 30, 2015
Contact: Blair FitzGibbon, 1-202-503-6141, blair@soundspeedmedia.com Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Cut Coal Financing, Join Growing Movement by Banks in U.S. and Europe Rainforest Action Network Calls...
Citigroup Announces Financing Cuts for Global Coal Industry
Oct 05, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015 Contact: Blair FitzGibbon, 202-503-6141 Citigroup Announces Financing Cuts for Global Coal Industry; Becomes Second Major Bank to do so After Bank...
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The Hill: We need more from Obama to fight climate...
Jan 19, 2016
"The president recently made a bold move to halt new coal leases on public lands, but the clock is ticking down faster — both on...
Bloomberg: Goldman Criticized for `Half-Measures' on Cutting Coal Support
Nov 03, 2015
"The pledge fell short of commitments this year from companies including Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp., according to the Rainforest Action Network, an...
Reuters: Green worries keep foreign banks away from $3.3 billion...
Oct 16, 2015
"The pressure in a country where economic growth frequently trumps environmental concerns comes at a convenient time for banks. Many operating in India are under...
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Rainforest Action Network response to Announcement on Coal Moratorium
Jan 15, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Virali Modi-Parekh, virali@ran.org, 510-747-8476 Rainforest Action Network Response to Announcement on Coal Moratorium: President Obama announced a moratorium on new coal leases on...
150 Organizations Urge President Obama to Pledge Greater Climate Action...
Dec 01, 2015
December 1, 2015 Contacts:      Kassie Siegel, Center for Biological Diversity, (in Paris), (951) 961-7972, ksiegel@biologicaldiversity.orgPatrick Sullivan (in U.S.), Center for Biological Diversity, (415)...
Rainforest Action Network statement on Peabody Energy
Nov 10, 2015
Rainforest Action Network Executive Director Lindsey Allen issued the following statement in response to today’s revelations concerning Peabody Energy, fossil fuels and climate change: “Today, the world’s...
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Keystone XL pipeline fight shows power of US climate movement...
Nov 13, 2015
OpEd on KXL “After a seven year fight, President Obama finally rejected the northern leg of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. But it is important...
Demonstrators Block BLM Office Entrance To Protest Mineral Rights Auction...
Nov 12, 2015
Video of CO KING protest “This is not okay,” said Ruth Breech, Senior Campaigner for Climate and Energy at Rainforest Action Network. “Our public lands...
Environmental Activists Prepare for Next Fight After Keystone Victory
Nov 06, 2015
KXL & KING “It’s good, and at the same time it cannot be the extent of Obama’s work on climate,” said Lindsey Allen, Rainforest Action...
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150 Organizations Urge President Obama to Pledge Greater Climate Action...
Dec 01, 2015
December 1, 2015 Contacts:      Kassie Siegel, Center for Biological Diversity, (in Paris), (951) 961-7972, ksiegel@biologicaldiversity.orgPatrick Sullivan (in U.S.), Center for Biological Diversity, (415)...
Morgan Stanley Pressured to Drop Coal Financing
Sep 22, 2015
Embargoed for: September 22, 2015Contact: Blair FitzGibbon, 202-503-6141 Morgan Stanley Pressured to Drop Coal Financing  Rainforest Action Network Announces Campaign as Next Major Bank Targeted...
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Environmental Activists Prepare for Next Fight After Keystone Victory
Nov 06, 2015
KXL & KING “It’s good, and at the same time it cannot be the extent of Obama’s work on climate,” said Lindsey Allen, Rainforest Action...
Is Indonesia's fire crisis connected to the palm oil in...
Oct 23, 2015
OpEd on Indo fires and Snack Food 20 “If you have not flown over the region recently, it is truly difficult to grasp the immense...
Billionaires Versus Big Oil
Apr 25, 2015
“The Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Stanford University are divesting from coal… The small amounts divested so far are unlikely to have any serious short-term impact...
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Asia Wild Fire Panel at COP21 Highlights Worst Climate Crisis...
Dec 01, 2015
Racing Extinction, Rainforest Action Network, United Nations GRASP, Kids Cut Palm Oil Leaders and Students Demand Corporations & Governments Find Solutions Event as Part of...
Alarming Developments in Latin American Palm Oil Industry Spur Global...
Nov 11, 2015
International coalition of NGOs says murder, intimidation and the devastation of community livelihoods tied to rampant palm oil plantation expansion must be stopped FOR IMMEDIATE...
A Gap the Size of Indonesia in Latest Palm Oil...
Sep 21, 2015
Rainforest Action Network calls on snack food giant to close loopholes driving forest destruction, climate pollution and human rights violations In Indonesia  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
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Demonstrators Block BLM Office Entrance To Protest Mineral Rights Auction...
Nov 12, 2015
Video of CO KING protest “This is not okay,” said Ruth Breech, Senior Campaigner for Climate and Energy at Rainforest Action Network. “Our public lands...
Direct Action: RAN Supported Protest at BP’s Houston Headquarters
Apr 15, 2015
“Environmental activists protested inside the lobby of BP's Houston headquarters Wednesday morning (April 15) to mark the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion...
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150 Organizations Urge President Obama to Pledge Greater Climate Action...
Dec 01, 2015
December 1, 2015 Contacts:      Kassie Siegel, Center for Biological Diversity, (in Paris), (951) 961-7972, ksiegel@biologicaldiversity.orgPatrick Sullivan (in U.S.), Center for Biological Diversity, (415)...
Morgan Stanley Pressured to Drop Coal Financing
Sep 22, 2015
Embargoed for: September 22, 2015Contact: Blair FitzGibbon, 202-503-6141 Morgan Stanley Pressured to Drop Coal Financing  Rainforest Action Network Announces Campaign as Next Major Bank Targeted...
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Environmental Activists Prepare for Next Fight After Keystone Victory
Nov 06, 2015
KXL & KING “It’s good, and at the same time it cannot be the extent of Obama’s work on climate,” said Lindsey Allen, Rainforest Action...
Is Indonesia's fire crisis connected to the palm oil in...
Oct 23, 2015
OpEd on Indo fires and Snack Food 20 “If you have not flown over the region recently, it is truly difficult to grasp the immense...
Billionaires Versus Big Oil
Apr 25, 2015
“The Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Stanford University are divesting from coal… The small amounts divested so far are unlikely to have any serious short-term impact...
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