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Community Dialogue to Focus on Banks’ Role in Climate Change

Release Date: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

BOSTON–Rainforest Action Network (RAN) will present Banks, Climate Justice and the Green Economy tonight at the Democracy Center in Cambridge at 6:30 p.m. The first of several events planned in the Greater Boston area, the dialogue will focus on banks’ responsibility to address climate impacts stemming from financing fossil fuels like coal. Speakers include social justice advocate and business leader Bob Massie, Harvard divestment activist Alli Welton, and Rabbi Margie Klein of Moishe House Boston, among others.

Activists block entrances at four Bank of America branches in Charlotte

Nine members of environmental activist group Rainforest Action Network are staging a sit-in at four Charlotte Bank of America branches this morning.

Charlotte Business Journal
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Nine protesters arrested at Charlotte-area Bank of America branches

Nine protesters were arrested Tuesday after hitting four Charlotte-area Bank of America branches in an effort to speak out against what they call "the bank's leading role in coal financing."

The protesters were part of Rainforest Action Network's campaign to confront Bank of America.

WBTV
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

BREAKING: Nine Arrested at Four Bank of America Branches in Coal Protest

Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

CHARLOTTE—Nine people were arrested today in sit-ins at four different Bank of America locations across Charlotte. The activists were part of Rainforest Action Network’s campaign to confront the bank’s leading role in coal financing, which impacts the quality of air in North Carolina and contributes to global climate change pollution.

Among those arrested was Patricia Moore, 75, of Charlotte, a Bank of America family shareholder and grandmother concerned about the impact coal pollution is having on her granddaughter who suffers from chronic asthma.

BREAKING: Four Bank of America Branches Closed in Charlotte Coal Protest

Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

CHARLOTTE—In a sophisticated, peaceful action to pressure the bank to stop funding coal, nine people are risking arrest today at sit-ins at four different Bank of America locations across Charlotte. The activists are a part of Rainforest Action Network’s campaign to confront the bank’s leading role in coal financing, which impacts the quality of air in North Carolina and contributes to global climate change pollution.

New Report Shows Banking Sector as Major Source of Climate Disruption

Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Contact: Kerul Dyer, 415-866-0005, kdyer@ran.org

San Francisco, CA – A number of major banks, including Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase, invest in the acceleration of climate change each year by committing billions to polluting energy industries like coal, according to a report published by Rainforest Action Network’s program today.

Bank of America targeted for protests at political conventions

"Occupy"-style protesters will have both political and corporate targets at hand next week when theDemocratic National Convention is held in 

Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

NGOs slam Bank of America for coal financing

NGOs and activists have criticised Bank of America’s latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, saying it fails to address the bank’s financing of coal power.

Environmental Finance
Friday, August 17, 2012

Bank of America Bolsters Green Image while Bankrolling U.S. Coal Industry

Release Date: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

For Immediate Release

August 15, 2012

CONTACTS:

Kerul Dyer, (415) 866-0005

SAN FRANCISCO–Today, Bank of America released its 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report that fails to address its most significant environmental impact, coal financing. The bank instead points to internal operational improvements to address sustainability, which contributes a small fraction of emissions to global climate change, in comparison to the bank’s fossil fuel investments.