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Energy Newsroom

US Banks Risk Public Health and Climate by Financing Coal

Release Date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012

RAN and Sierra Club Detail the “Filthy Five” Banks in third annual “Coal Finance Report Card”

Over 1000 to Protest Bank of America at Shareholder Meeting

Release Date: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Contact:

Kerul Dyer, 415.866.0005

San Francisco—A thousand-plus people representing the diversity of the 99 percent will converge in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 9 to protest Bank of America policies that are bankrupting our economy and destroying our environment at the company’s annual shareholder meeting.  Rainforest Action Network, the New Bottom Line, the Pushback Network and a growing number of other national organizations will coordinate with local grassroots efforts for the non-violent mass mobilization.

Chicago Coal Plant Closures Point to Energy Source as Risky Investment

Release Date: 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO— Today, Midwest Generation, a subsidiary of Edison International, announced the retirement of the Fisk and Crawford coal plants, two of the oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power plants in the country. Agreements signed by Midwest Generation, Chicago’s Clean Power Coalition and the City of Chicago indicate that Fisk will shut down in 2012 and the Crawford coal plant in Little Village will shut down by 2014.  The announcement marks a historic victory after a decade-long grassroots campaign designed to protect public health and the environment from the impacts of burning coal.

San Francisco protesters target financial district on Friday

 Weeks after their eviction from several area encampments, anti-Wall Street activists in San Francisco, including a former Pacific Stock Exchange president, are vowing to disrupt the city's financial district on Friday with a series of protests.

Plans for the day include demonstrations at various bank branches starting early in the morning, an attempt to take over an unspecified foreclosed building and a bit of street theater by Iraq war veterans who have embraced the San Francisco spinoff of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Reuters
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rough week for Bank of America isn't over yet

Folks working for Bank of America, especially in San Francisco, probably can't wait for this week to be over.

First off, there was that prank turning dozens of BofA ATMs in the city into "automated truth machines."

SFGate
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bank Of America ATMs In San Francisco Turned Into 'Truth Machines' (PHOTO)

Bank of America customers in San Francisco hoping to make a quick withdrawal got a surprise last weekend when local activists placed stickers criticizing the bank's investments on ATM screens across the city.

The Huffington Post
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Bank of America is Main Target of Economic and Environmental Groups

Release Date: 
Friday, January 20, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO—Today, Bank of America will be at the center of attention as the country protests the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, including major Occupy Wall Street West actions in San Francisco. Hundreds are expected for a Bank of America ‘Tour of Shame’ Friday morning, visiting main branches in San Francisco’s Financial District.

San Francisco Activists Turned 85 Bank Of America ATMs Into 'Truth Machines' Last Night

While San Francisco was sleeping last night, members of the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), an activist group were out on the streets working on Bank of America ATMs.

And by work, we mean turning them into 'truth machines,' says SFist.

Business Insider
Friday, January 13, 2012

Guerilla activists hack Bank of America ATMs all over San Francisco

They turned them into “Automated Truth Machines.” (Now they’re exponentially more useful than the totally useless Wells Fargo ATMs in the Mission.) Hacking! Rainforest Action Network explains how it was done:

missionmission.com
Friday, January 13, 2012
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