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Protests at RBC Shareholder Meeting Highlight Poor Record on Water, Tar Sands

Release Date: 
Thursday, February 26, 2009

VANCOUVER – Activists with the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and First Nations representatives spoke out against RBC’s record on tar sands both inside and outside the bank’s Annual General Meeting today. Protests provided a stark contrast between the Olympic sponsor’s status as the top financier of the Alberta tar sands, one of the fastest growing sources of water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, and RBC’s PR promises to promote clean water.

2,500+ to Join Biggest Climate Civil Disobedience in U.S. History Scientists, Celebrities, Citizens from 40+ States to Risk Arrest for the Climate at Capitol Power Plant

Release Date: 
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

WASHINGTON— The Capitol Climate Action Coalition announced today that more than 2,500 people have registered to participate in the March 2 Capitol Power Plant protest, ensuring that it will be the largest act of peaceful civil disobedience on global warming in the country’s history.

Dr. James Hansen and Coalition to Protest Congressional Power Plant Call for massive civil disobedience to avoid worst impacts of global warming.

Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 3, 2009

WASHINGTON-A national coalition of more than 40 environmental, public health, labor, social justice, faith-based and other advocacy groups today announce plans to engage in civil disobedience at the Capitol Power Plant in Washington D.C. on the afternoon of March 2, 2009. The Capitol Climate Action (CCA), the largest mass mobilization on global warming in the country's history, reflects the growing public demand for bold action to address the climate and energy crises.