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13 arrested in TransCanada protest

Police warned protesters they could face up to a $1,000 fine and 180 days in jail prior to arresting them, the Houston Chronicle said.

"They feel strongly enough that they're going to take that risk," said Amanda Starbuck, a spokeswoman for the Rainforest Action Network, which helped organize the protest.

Among those arrested were a former Exxon employee and a former Chevron geologist, both of whom quit their jobs because they were concerned about the environmental impact they were having.
Monday, September 16, 2013

36 People Risk Arrest at State Department Office in Boston Protesting Keystone XL Pipeline

Release Date: 
Monday, October 7, 2013

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BOSTON, MA — Thirty-six people risked arrest today while staging a peaceful sit-in at the State Department’s office in Secretary Kerry's hometown of Boston in opposition to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. More than 200 supporters also rallied at Monday’s event in support of those risking arrest.

Greenpeace and Rainforest Action Network Call Out Bank of America for Major Stake in Coal India Deal

Release Date: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Ashish Fernandes, Greenpeace (857) 288-9357
Kerul Dyer, Rainforest Action Network, (415) 866-0005,

Obama's Keystone Regrets

The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sixty Activists Risk Arrest at State Department in Protest of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Release Date: 
Monday, August 12, 2013

Molly Haigh, Fitzgibbon Media, 907-750-1999
Sarah Lane, CREDO, 415-369-2104

Bank of America Meeting Dominated by Anti-Coal Activists

Bank of America (BAC_)'s annual shareholder meeting Wednesday was dominated by speeches from anti-coal activists, prompting CEO Brian Moynihan on at least one occasion to ask whether anyone had anything else to discuss.

"Anyone have a comment other than climate change?" Moynihan said as the meeting approached the two-hour mark. "Let's diversify a bit."

The Street
Thursday, May 9, 2013

Bank of America and Citigroup Biggest Lenders to Coal

Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc. (C) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) were the top three financiers of the coal industry last year, according to a report today from three environmental groups.

The three banks helped underwrite bonds or loans totaling $8 billion for mountaintop removal coal-mining operations and power plants, or 38 percent of the total $20.8 billion investment for such activities last year, according to the fourth annual Coal Finance Report Card from the Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack and the Sierra Club.

Monday, April 29, 2013