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Environmental and Economic Justice Communities Target Bank of America



Release Date: 
Monday, January 9, 2012

Contact:

Margot Friedman, The New Bottom Line, 202-332-5550

Kerul Dyer, Rainforest Action Network, 707-834-3358

BankruptingAmerica Tumblr Blog

 

Chevron Guilty Verdict Upheld by Ecuador Appellate Court

Release Date: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

 

Rainforest Action Network Statement on EPA Clean Air Mercury Rule

Release Date: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Rainforest Action Network Statement on EPA Clean Air Mercury Rule

SAN FRANCISCO—The federal Environmental Protection Agency announced a much anticipated mercury air pollution rule update today, the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) which could result in significant changes to the operation of outdated coal-fired power plants across the U.S..

Second Chevron Oil Disaster in South America: Brazil

Release Date: 
Thursday, December 15, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO--Chevron's oil spill off the coast of Brazil, which is the company's second major environmental disaster in South America, highlights a disturbing pattern of negligence and gross corporate misconduct in key oil-producing nations in Latin America.

Public Interest Groups Renew Call to Revoke Massey Energy’s Corporate Charter

Release Date: 
Thursday, December 8, 2011

Yesterday, Alpha Natural Resources, the parent company of the Massey Energy coal company, agreed to pay $209 million in criminal penalties, civil penalties, and compensation to the families of the 29 miners who were killed when its Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia exploded on April 5, 2010.  The company was also fined an additional $10.8 million yesterday by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration -- the largest fine in that agency’s history.

Chevron Challenged for Environmental Crimes at Golf Tournament

Release Date: 
Saturday, December 3, 2011

CONTACT
Kerul Dyer, 707.834.3358
Caroline Bennett,  510.520.9390

Thousand Oaks, CA – Today Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and Amazon Watch challenged Chevron Chairman and CEO John S. Watson with a high-flying demand that he clean up his company’s toxic mess in the Ecuadorian Amazon. An airplane banner will circle overhead for three hours on two days of the Chevron World Challenge golf tournament, calling on the executive to remediate the environmental disaster in Ecuador after three decades of contaminating the country's rainforest in reckless pursuit of profit.

Bankrolling Climate Change: New Study Ranks Top 20 Climate Killer Banks

Release Date: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Durban, South Africa—Today, as world leaders gather in Durban to discuss solutions to global climate change, an international coalition of civil society and environmental organizations released a new study, “Bankrolling Climate Change,” highlighting the top 20 banks that finance the coal industry. The study examines commercial banks’ lending for the coal industry and provides the first comprehensive climate ranking for financial institutions. The study finds JPMorgan Chase, Citi and Bank of America to be the top three banks in the world financing climate change.

World Centric Takes Alternative Approach to Addressing Carbon Footprint with Rainforest Action Network

World Centric, a leading supplier of certified compostable foodservice and retail products, announced today it is working with Rainforest Action Network (RAN) to address its 2010 carbon emissions, totaling 4810 tons, by supporting innovative initiatives that keep millions of tons of CO2 in the ground.

CSRwire
Monday, November 28, 2011

Cargill should do more to end use of problematic palm oil, says RAN

As part of our coverage of the 9th Annual Roundtable Meeting on Sustainable Palm Oil currently underway in Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia, mongabay.com is interviewing participants and attendees.

mongabay.com
Thursday, November 24, 2011

The 5 Most Toxic Energy Companies and How They Control Our Politics

Four days after the April 5, 2010 explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia, the 300 family members keeping vigil finally learned that the last of the missing miners had been found and there were no survivors among them. The explosion killed 29 men, and severely injured one. The mine was run by Performance Coal Company, a subsidiary of Massey Energy. Massey's Chairman Bobby R.

AlterNet
Sunday, November 20, 2011