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RAN Responds to Proposed Federal Carbon Pollution Standards

Release Date: 
Monday, June 2, 2014


On Monday, June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency announced new carbon pollution standards for power plants, the centerpiece of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.

Contested KLK Palm Oil Leases Declared Illegal by Papua New Guinea Court

Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The National Court of Papua New Guinea has declared that two large land development leases claimed by Malaysia-based Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (KLK) in the Collingwood Bay region of Papua New Guinea are null and void and has ordered the State to cancel the title deeds. As a result, KLK will not be able to develop the 38,350 hectares of land subject to the leases, which is part of the customary territory of nine Indigenous tribes who rely on the natural landscape of the region as the basis for their economy and subsistence livelihoods.

Global Day of Action Targets Conflict Palm Oil; Activists Say PepsiCo’s New Commitment ‘Falls Short’

Release Date: 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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Report Finds Sector-Wide Shift as Publishing Industry Embraces Social and Environmental Responsibility

Release Date: 
Thursday, May 15, 2014

San Francisco, CA – A report released today by Rainforest Action Network (RAN), titled A New Chapter for the Publishing Industry: Putting Promises into Practice, documents an industry-wide transition away from the use of paper sourced from controversial fiber connected with rainforest destruction, human rights abuses and climate pollution. 

Shareholders Press Bank of America for Coal and Climate Finance

Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Charlotte, NC—An international coalition of shareholders and community leaders from as far away as Bogota, Colombia, will testify to the grave impacts resulting from Bank of America’s financing of the coal industry at the bank’s Annual General Meeting today in Charlotte, North Carolina. Shareholders will also consider a resolution requesting the bank to report carbon emissions stemming from financing of carbon-intensive industries. Coal is the top contributor to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) that cause climate change.

RAN Welcomes APP’s Commitment to Restore One Million Hectares of Rainforest

Release Date: 
Monday, April 28, 2014

San Francisco, CA – Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), Indonesia's largest pulp and paper company and a long-time target of Rainforest Action Network (RAN), today committed to protect and restore a million hectares of forest across Indonesia.

Responding to today’s announcement, Lafcadio Cortesi of Rainforest Action Network issued the following statement.

PepsiCo Focus of Major New Palm Oil Campaign by Rainforest Action Network, Union of Concerned Scientists, Others

Release Date: 
Monday, April 21, 2014

San Francisco, CA- Global food giant PepsiCo has been singled out by a broad range of groups that includes the Years of Living Dangerously project, Rainforest Action Network (RAN), the Union of Concerned Scientists and the global consumer watchdog group SumOfUs.org for its continued use of large quantities of ‘Conflict Palm Oil.’ Conflict Palm Oil is palm oil produced through practices that cause rainforest destruction, human rights violations and massive climate pollution.

Report Finds Top Banks Moving Away From Coal: Citigroup and Barclays seen as laggard

Release Date: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014

San Francisco, CA – Today, Rainforest Action Network (RAN), Sierra Club and BankTrack released the fifth annual coal finance report card, “Extreme Investments, Extreme Consequences,” which tracks the financiers of the worst-of-worst coal companies. The report shows that even as high-profile bankruptcies and costly environmental cleanup settlements illustrate the growing risks involved with lending to coal companies, U.S. banks provided $31 billion in financing for coal in 2013.

Cargill Announces Intent to Strengthen its Palm Oil Policy

Release Date: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014

San Francisco, CA – Responding to mounting pressure from large corporate customers, global consumers and environmental and social justice organizations, Cargill has sent a letter to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) indicating it will commit to a new and improved responsible palm oil policy to address the issues of deforestation, human rights violations and carbon pollution documented within its palm oil supply chains.

Report: Child Labor, Land Grabbing and Deforestation Rampant Across Palm Oil Giant KLK’s Operations

Release Date: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

San Francisco, CA – A report released today by Rainforest Action Network (RAN) exposes systemic environmental and human rights violations across the global operations of Malaysia-based palm oil producer Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK). The report, titled "Conflict Palm Oil in Practice: Exposing KLK's Role in Rainforest Destruction, Land Grabbing and Child Labor" details four cases of Conflict Palm Oil production by KLK. 

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