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CREDO, RAN & Other 98% Announce First Planned Act of Civil Disobedience to Stop Keystone XL

Release Date: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

San Francisco, CA – CREDO, Rainforest Action Network and the Other 98% announced today their first planned act of civil disobedience as part of the Pledge of Resistance to the Keystone XL pipeline. The organizations have begun recruiting activists to participate in a sit in and risk arrest on Monday, June 17th at the State Department office in Downtown Chicago, IL.

New Coal Finance Report Card Exposes Risk of Extreme Energy Investments

Release Date: 
Monday, April 29, 2013

San Francisco, CA – Today, Rainforest Action Network (RAN), Sierra Club and BankTrack released the fourth annual coal finance report card,“Extreme Investments: U.S Banks and the Coal Industry.” The report finds that in 2012 the banking sector financed $20.8 billion for the dirtiest coal companies, even as U.S. coal consumption for power generation fell 11 percent and as mounting scientific evidence confirmed coal’s extreme impact on health and climate change.

Coal and Climate on the Table for BofA in 2013

Release Date: 
Thursday, March 28, 2013

CHARLOTTE—Today, Bank of America announced plans to host its Annual shareholder’s meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 8 amid strong opposition to the bank’s ongoing funding of the coal industry, the leading contributor to climate change pollution in the U.S. While the Charlotte-based bank invests heavily in strategies to bolster its green public image, it remains the top financier of the failing U.S. coal industry.

In response to the announcement, Amanda Starbuck, Director of the Energy and Finance Program at Rainforest Action Network issued the following statement:

Experts Urge Bank of America to Phase Out Coal Investments

Release Date: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

For Immediate Release

NGO profile: Rainforest Action Network

“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.”

Ethical Corporation
Thursday, March 7, 2013

Stunning reversal? Why 'big paper' just went green in Indonesia.

"I think this will stand as one of the biggest market-based campaign successes that we've seen in a long time," says Laurel Sutherlin of the Rainforest Action Network, which, along with Greenpeace and other environmental groups, sp

the Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Paper Producer to Stop Clearing of Indonesian Forests

For years, groups like Greenpeace and the Rainforest Action Network have focused on A.P.P. with campaigns that accuse the company of fueling climate change and pushing rare Sumatran tigers, orangutans and elephants toward extinction by clearing the forests where they live.

The New York Times
Tuesday, February 5, 2013