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Rainforest Action Network Statement on EPA Regional Administrator Recommendation to Veto Spruce Mine Permit

Release Date: 
Friday, October 15, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s regional administrator, Shawn Garvin, has recommended that his agency veto the Clean Water Act permit for the Spruce No. 1 Mine in Logan County, West Virginia. The Spruce mine is one of the largest mountaintop removal mines ever proposed in Central Appalachia, and would result in the destruction of 2,278 acres of temperate rainforest and the burying of 7.5 miles of streams in the Spruce Fork sub-watershed.
 
Following is a statement by Amanda Starbuck of the Rainforest Action Network (RAN):
 

Activists Target Every Chevron Station in San Francisco

Release Date: 
Sunday, October 10, 2010

Contact: Nick Magel, Rainforest Action Network, nmagel@ran.org, (419) 283-2728

San Francisco – Rainforest Action Network is sending clean-up crews to all 10 Chevron gas stations in the city of San Francisco today, Sunday, in conjunction with 350.org’s 10/10/10 Global Work Party, which is taking place in 183 countries worldwide. The Chevron clean-up crews are highlighting the company’s unprecedented oil catastrophe in Ecuador and its continued obstruction of climate change initiatives here in California.

General Mills Ditches Dirty Palm Oil

Sinar Mas, the now notorious purveyor of palm oil, just lost another customer.

Fast Company
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Demonstrators dangle from skyway in protest against Cargill

Protesters against Cargill Inc.'s palm oil operations had good timing Thursday. As they dangled from a downtown Minneapolis skyway, a palm industry consortium had just reprimanded a Cargill palm oil supplier for its environmental practices in Indonesian rain forests.

Minnesota Star Tribune
Thursday, September 23, 2010

General Mills To Use 100% Sustainable Palm Oil - Eat Your Wheaties Without Destroying the Rainforest

Or tuck into your bowl of Cheerios happily knowing that doing so won't be helping General Mills contribute to killing orangutans and other endangered species, nor trampling on indigenous rights.

Treehugger
Thursday, September 23, 2010

More than 100 Arrested at White House Demanding End to Mountaintop Removal

Release Date: 
Monday, September 27, 2010

Contact: Nell Greenberg: 510-847-9777

Photos: Rally, White House Sit In, PNC Bank Sit In

Thousands Call on Obama Administration to End Mountaintop Removal

Release Date: 
Monday, September 27, 2010

Matthew Sherman: 740-601-1593
Nell Greenberg: 510-847-9777

Live action updates: Twitter @App_Rising and @ran, Free print quality photos avalible here.
You Tube video here.

Activists Drop Banner on Grain Exchange Skyway to Call out Cargill

Release Date: 
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Contacts: Margaret Swink, 415.720.0080
               Ashley Schaeffer, 707 391 8208 (on the ground in MN)

Free downloadable photos and b-roll available.

General Mills Moves Away From Rainforest Destruction

Release Date: 
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Minneapolis, Minn. – America’s favorite food company, General Mills (GIS), is taking a crucial step to protect rainforests today, with the release of a new palm oil policy that limits the company’s exposure to an increasingly controversial commodity. The company’s new policy, along with previous actions to move away from problematic suppliers like Sinar Mas Group, puts them in the front of efforts by the U.S. food sector to address deforestation resulting from palm oil.

Protesters tell Canadian Consulate: "Stop poisoning us with toxic tar sands oil"

Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

CHICAGO- Concerned with what has been an incessant string of oil spills and leaks, and with the health of the drinking water supply for millions of people on the Great Lakes at risk, activists of Rainforest Action Network Chicago (RAN-C) rallied in front of the Canadian Consulate in Chicago with a strong message:  Stop poisoning us with toxic tar sands oil!