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Rainforest Action Network Statement on Cargill’s Commitment to Supply RSPO Certified Palm Oil by 2015

Release Date: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO – Today, Cargill announced new commitments covering palm oil products that it supplies to its customers in Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, indicating that they should be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and/or originate from smallholder growers by 2015. This goal excludes palm kernel oil products. The company will also extend its commitment to cover 100% of its palm oil products and all customers worldwide by 2020.
 

Peak Oil, Peak Water, Peak Resources, Peak Planet: Building a Currency for the 21st Century

In a planet running out of resources, the most important public policy tool may be the measuring stick.

This becomes important to remember amid the remarkable swings of pessimism and guarded optimism we’ve seen over the past two years on the ability of individual nations to scale-up the sustainable energy agenda.

National Geographic
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

State Line Power Station, A Dirty and Dangerous Relic, Will Soon Shut Down

The US may lack a comprehensive climate and energy strategy to mitigate coal use and ramp up the use of renewable energy, but it does have the EPA and father time combining to put pressure on utilities to close down aging coal fired power plants now. The cost of a retrofit required by new national standards for nitrogen oxide and mercury emissions have influenced Virginia-based Dominion Resources to close the State Line Power Station, a plant first constructed in the 1920s.

Treehugger
Saturday, May 7, 2011

RBS faces AGM protests over tar sands cash

Royal Bank of Scotland faces protests from native tribespeople today over its backing for the controversial extraction of oil from tar sands in Canada.

The Independent
Tuesday, April 19, 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.

Texan Takes Fight Against Tar Sands Pipeline to Citigroup

Release Date: 
Thursday, April 21, 2011

NEW YORK, April 20—David Daniel is traveling 1,500 miles from the Piney Woods of East Texas to midtown Manhattan this week with a message for Citigroup, the nation’s third-largest bank: Don’t help a Canadian oil pipeline company endanger my community.

Community Calls for Shutdown of Chicago’s Crawford Coal Plant

Release Date: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Little Village, Chicago—At 10:00am today, six activists with the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), Rising Tide North America, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and the Backbone Campaign climbed the fence to Midwest Generation’s controversial Crawford coal plant in Little Village. The activists unfurled a 7’ x 30’ banner atop a 20-foot tall sprawling coal pile that feeds the power plant, which reads: “Close Chicago’s Toxic Coal Plants.”

New Report Card Exposes Largest Financers of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO—A new report card issued today by Rainforest Action Network and the Sierra Club ranks ten of the world’s largest banks on their financing of mountaintop removal coal mining projects. Since 2010, the report card found that the top three financiers of the destructive mining practice are PNC, Citi, and UBS. Deutsche Bank and GE Capital received failing grades for having no policy in place to guide funding of mining companies. Credit Suisse and Wells Fargo were found to have the strongest policies in the sector.

Rainforest Action Network Demands Top Financiers Move Away from Coal

Release Date: 
Monday, March 14, 2011

For Immediate Release

Rainforest Action Network Statement in Support of Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher

Release Date: 
Thursday, March 3, 2011

For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 2

CONTACT:
Nell Greenberg, 510.847.9777

San Francisco, CA— After nearly five hours of deliberations, today a jury has convicted eco-activist Tim DeChristopher, 29, of two felonies for placing false bids at an oil and gas lease auction. DeChristopher could face as much as 10 years in prison.

In response, Rebecca Tarbotton, executive director of Rainforest Action Network, issued the following statement.