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Make Sure Your Family’s Valentine’s Candy Does Not Support Child Labor

Rainforest Action Network is leading a Valentine’s Day campaign to convince Hershey’s and other top chocolate companies to remove Conflict Palm Oil from their supply chains. Hundreds of activists in 250+ American cities are placing warning stickers on Valentine’s chocolates in grocery stores this week that say, “There’s nothing romantic about #ConflictPalmOil.” 

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Green Mom Guid
Friday, February 14, 2014

There’s Nothing Romantic About These Valentine’s Day Candies

This Valentine’s Day, the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is urging us all to find a better way to show our love than with store-bought candies

Care2
Thursday, February 13, 2014

As Coal Ash Spews Into N.C. River, More 'Ticking Time Bombs' Threaten

Duke Energy is still scrambling to repair the leak in a storm pipe at the bottom of a 27-acre coal ash pond.

Common Dreams
Thursday, February 6, 2014

'Influence' part of Keystone XL conversation

Amanda Starbuck, climate director for Rainforest Action Network, said in a statement protesters took to the streets in more than 270 cities to "demonstrate their personal opposition to Keystone XL." Groups like hers say there were problems cited by the State Department that suggest the pipeline fails the climate test.

UPI
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Coal ash leak at retired Duke power plant could heat up legal battles

But moving from "wet" handling of ash, such as ponds, to "dry handling," such as lined landfills, has its own costs. According to a 2013 report from the Rainforest Action Network and BankTrack, these costs include capital spending of $10 million to $30 million per plant to convert one type of coal ash, fly ash, from wet to dry handling, and $20 million to $40 million per unit at a plant to convert another type, bottom ash. Closing a pond has stranded asset costs of up to $1 million per acre, the report said.

SNL
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Thousands Expected To Attend Natonwide Vigils Monday To Urge Obama To Reject Keystone XL

Hundreds of concerned citizens are expected to flock to Union Square in Manhattan Monday night, braving the ongoing snowstorm to participate in a candlelight vigil to urge President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

Climate Progress
Monday, February 3, 2014

Keystone XL pipeline closer to reality after State Department review

he State Department is awaiting a separate report from its inspector general, into allegations by environmental groups that a contractor's review was biased because of connections to TransCanada and the oil industry.

The Guardian
Friday, January 31, 2014

APRIL's green pledge falls short, say environmentalists

Unlike APP's policy, which applies to all of its subsidiaries and suppliers globally, APRIL's policy is limited in scope, according to Lafcadio Cortesi of the Rainforest Action Network. 

"The policy is limited in the scope of forests it will protect as it fails to cover APRIL's broad array of sister companies and suppliers," Cortesi said in a statement.

MongaBay.com