In anticipation of the release of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) on Keystone XL, environmental groups CREDO, Rainforest Action Network and the Other 98% released the following statements:
An unprecedented network of advocacy organizations, labor unions, tech companies and environmental groups have initiated ten days of coordinated action aimed at halting the controversial “Fast Track” legislation introduced by Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) and Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI) earlier this month in an effort to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without a full Congressional debate. The “10 Days to Stop Fast Track” campaign will run from January 22-31.
San Francisco, CA—On September 18, twenty-eight Greenpeace activists and two freelance documentarians on the Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise were arrested by the Russian Coast Guard after a protest at a Gazprom drilling platform in the Arctic Sea. Greenpeace activist climbers had attempted to board the platform to disrupt its operations and protect pristine and fragile arctic regions by the world's largest fossil fuel companies. On September 19, Russian authorities towed the Arctic Sunrise to the Port of Murmansk.
Mailman describes the power of nonprofits to advance corporate accountability. Case in point: the Rainforest Action Network convinced large companies selling products that used scarce rainforest resources that there is “a better way to do things.”
SAN FRANCISCO—Today, the Board of Directors at Rainforest Action Network (RAN) announced the appointment of top campaigner Lindsey Allen as Executive Director of the international environmental and human rights organization.
We’ve arrived at a dangerous milestone. For the first time in human history, as Amy Goodman reported this week, "the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has topped 400 parts per million." Climate scientiststs have warned that we should seek to stabilize emissions no higher that 350 ppm if we hope to fend off catastrophic planetary changes.
“Rainforest Action Network (RAN) envisions a world where each generation sustains increasingly healthy forests, where the rights of all communities are respected, and where corporate profits never come at the expense of people or the planet.”
SAN FRANCISCO—Hundreds are expected to memorialize environmental leader Rebecca Tarbotton at the Herbst Theater Saturday at 5 p.m. There will be words and inspiration from environmental and social justice leaders and musician Sean Hayes in a Celebration of Life memorial event to honor the legacy of Rebecca Tarbotton. Admired by many for her visionary work protecting rainforests, pushing for the transition to a clean energy economy and defending human rights, Tarbotton died unexpectedly December 26, 2012, at the age of 39.