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'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

Debating deforestation in Indonesia and APP's forest conservation policy

For the past decade and a half, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has been one of the most controversial paper producers on the planet.

MongaBay.com
Friday, January 24, 2014

Over 50 Groups. One Call: 'Stop Fast Track' of TPP

The site states that the TPP "threatens everything you care about: democracy, jobs, the environment, and the Internet."

Common Dreams
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

RSPO: The road ahead for palm oil

Also around this time, the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) was launched.

Eco-Business.com
Wednesday, January 15, 2014