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Do Girl Scout Cookies Harm the Environment? Renegade Scouts Fight Against Palm Oil Ingredient

Girl Scout cookie lovers, beware. Because of palm oil, a key ingredient, those delicious and addictive treats may not be as innocent as they seem. Not only is the ingredient linked to child labor in Indonesia, but it also allegedly contributes to rainforest deforestation. But now two renegade girl scouts are lobbying the Girl Scouts of America to remove the ingredient from the cookies.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Rainforest Action Network Statement on Bank of America's New Emissions Commitment

Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO (May 18, 2011)—Today, Bank of America announced a new greenhouse gas emissions reduction commitment covering its ‘operational’ emissions coming from the company’s  global facilities. The announcement can be found here: http://mediaroom.bankofamerica.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=234503&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1565219&highlight.

Four Arrested at Disney’s Burbank Headquarters in Dramatic Protest Over Rainforest Destruction

Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

For hi-res photos of the protest and arrest, visit ran.org/disneyphotos.

Rainforest Action Network Finds Disney Tied to Forest Destruction and Endangered Tiger Loss

Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

High-resolution photos available at ran.org/disneyphotos.

Report Finds Chevron Downplaying Shareholder Risk and Liability from $18 Billion Ecuador Judgment

Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO— Two weeks before Chevron’s (NYSE: CVX) Annual General Shareholders meeting, a report released today, An Analysis of the Financial and Operational Risks to Chevron Corporation from Aguinda v. ChevronTexaco, finds that Chevron’s multi-billion liability in Ecuador poses serious financial and operational risk to the company and its shareholders. The report finds that Chevron's strategy in the Ecuador litigation could depress stock price, and increase enforcement and raise costs for oil companies.

Statement in Solidarity with Long Teran Kenan Community in Indonesia

Release Date: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

San Francisco, CA - Responding to a land dispute grievance filed by the Indigenous community of Long Teran Kenan and allies including Rainforest Action Network, against palm oil giant IOI Group, the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has ruled that IOI is in breach of the RSPO Code of Conduct. The decision is available in its entirety here:

Girl Scouts: Cookies Cut Down Rainforests

Release Date: 
Monday, March 21, 2011

Contacts:
Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161
Ashley Schaeffer, 707.391.8208

Girl Scouts available for interviews upon request.

Rainforest Action Network Calls on Lead Palm Oil, Pulp and Paper Consumers to Support Indonesian Moratorium on Forest Destruction

Release Date: 
Thursday, March 3, 2011

San Francisco, CA—Days before the President of Indonesia is expected to sign a moratorium on the expansion of logging on new pulp, paper and palm oil concessions, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has warned leading consumer companies and investors of potential shortcomings in the moratorium. A Briefing Note about the moratorium was sent to almost 100 companies including Bank of America, General Mills, Target, Staples, Gucci Group, Office Depot, Scholastic, Levi’s, Safeway, and other leading brands.
 

Rainforest Action Network and Amazon Watch Statement on Ecuador Court Ruling Against Chevron

Release Date: 
Monday, February 14, 2011

For Immediate Release
 
CONTACTS:
Nell Greenberg, Rainforest Action Network, 510.847.9777
Caroline Bennett, Amazon Watch, 510.520.9390

SAN FRANCISCO-Today a court in Lago Agrio, Ecuador has ruled in favor of the residents of Ecuador's Amazon region who have spent the last 18 years seeking damages for crude oil pollution. Chevron inherited the suit when it bought Texaco in 2001, and has denied the allegations of environmental damage.

New Report Shows Publishing Industry Trend to Protect Rainforests; Two Leading Publishers Receive Failing Grades

Release Date: 
Thursday, November 18, 2010

San Francisco – Eleven of the nation’s largest children’s book publishers are receiving grades on their roles in rainforest protection today. In a new report and consumer guide released by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), “Rainforest-Safe Kids' Books: How Do Publishers Stack Up?” leading book publishers are being ranked based on their paper policies and purchasing practices.

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