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Cargill Sets Sustainable Goals for Palm Oil, But Are They Too Little, Too Late?

Agribusiness giant Cargill has announced plans to offer only sustainably-certified palm oil by 2015 for certain countries, including the U.S., and by 2020 worldwide. On the surface, that sounds like a positive step forward, but on closer look, it seems like just another empty PR move.

Treehugger
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cargill Supplier Linked to Violence and Home Demolition in Indonesia

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Monday, August 29, 2011

 

CONTACT:

Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 laurel@ran.org

Rivani Noor, +62 816 320 5344 rivani@cappa.or.id

Nation's Largest Environmental Organizations Stand Together To Oppose Oil Pipeline

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Washington, DC -- The heads of the nation’s largest environmental organizations—often at odds on the best strategy for combating climate change—released a letter today calling on President Obama to block the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would span from the tar sands of Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico. (1)

As Congress Moves to Fast-track Keystone XL Pipeline, Environmental Leaders Call for Civil Disobedience at the White House

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

20 July 2011 Washington, DC -- On the same day as the Republican-led House Foreign Affairs Committee voted to approve a text saying that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "should promptly authorize" the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, the executive directors of leading environmental groups released a letter calling for massive sit-ins at the White House this August to pressure President Obama to deny the pipeline the permit necessary for c

RAN Documents Test Case for Indonesia’s Late Breaking Forest Policy

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Yesterday, a day after Indonesian Presidential advisor Kuntoro announced a potentially major shift in forest management policy, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) staff documented a test case for the government’s plans in the remote village of Muara Merang, in the Province of South Sumatra. The Indonesian government’s announcement includes the new allocation of 89,000 hectares for community-managed forest areas, a designation known as Hutan Desa.

Rainforest Action Network Statement on Cargill’s Commitment to Supply RSPO Certified Palm Oil by 2015

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO – Today, Cargill announced new commitments covering palm oil products that it supplies to its customers in Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, indicating that they should be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and/or originate from smallholder growers by 2015. This goal excludes palm kernel oil products. The company will also extend its commitment to cover 100% of its palm oil products and all customers worldwide by 2020.
 

Cargill Supplier Connected to Illegal Logging; Allegations of Slave Labor

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Monday, June 20, 2011

CONTACT:
Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161

IOI Corp's palm oil not green or sustainable

IOI Corporation, one of Malaysia's leading producers of palm oil, has failed to comply with the terms set by the RSPO Grievance Panel last month, says an international coalition of NGOs that has filed several formal grievances against IOI Corporation, an executive board member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

malaysiakini
Friday, May 27, 2011

Activists' 'True Cost' report takes on Chevron

With Chevron Corp. set to hold its annual shareholder meeting this morning, a global network of the company's critics on Tuesday released a report accusing the oil giant of environmental crimes around the world.

San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Big anti-Chevron banner under Richmond Bridge gets environmental activists into trouble(video)

A big banner with the words "Chevron Guilty: Clean Up Amazon" fluttering under Richmond-San Rafael bridge on Monday morning, hung by 5 environmentalists who have accused the energy giant of causing rainforest pollution in Amazon, have got them into trouble.

The environmental activists including Amazon Watch finance manager Thomas Cavanagh were all arrested by Marin California Highway Patrol officers.

It happened two days before a scheduled Chevron shareholder meeting at San Ramon Chevron corporate headquarters.

International Business Times
Wednesday, May 25, 2011