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Keystone XL protesters arrested in downtown Houston (video)

Police advised those arrested that they faced up to a $1,000 fine and 180 days in jail.

“They feel strongly enough that they’re going to take that risk,” said Amanda Starbuck, a spokeswoman for the Rainforest Action Network, which also organized the protest.

Fuel Fix
Monday, September 16, 2013

13 arrested in TransCanada protest

Police warned protesters they could face up to a $1,000 fine and 180 days in jail prior to arresting them, the Houston Chronicle said.

"They feel strongly enough that they're going to take that risk," said Amanda Starbuck, a spokeswoman for the Rainforest Action Network, which helped organize the protest.

Among those arrested were a former Exxon employee and a former Chevron geologist, both of whom quit their jobs because they were concerned about the environmental impact they were having.

UPI.com
Monday, September 16, 2013

Rainforest Action Network to PepsiCo, General Mills: Stop killing orangutans

The Rainforest Action Network, an organization that campaigns for the world's rain forests, is on a mission to rid your snack food of what it calls "conflict palm oil." And it's naming some of America's most popular snack food companies, including Pepsi, Campbell's Soup and General Mills among its 20 worst "conflict palm oil" users. But some of these companies say they're part of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, an organization that works to promote the use of sustainable palm oil.

Los Angeles Times
Friday, September 13, 2013

Sustainable palm oil: GreenPalm, RSPO, Kellogg, PepsiCo, under fire as NGO takes aim at ‘Snack Food 20’

A new report from Rainforest Action Network says food giants supporting "weak" and "diluted" Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standards or buying GreenPalm certificates are kidding themselves if they think this will save the rainforests.

Food Navigator
Thursday, September 12, 2013

PepsiCo Focus of New Campaign To Remove “Conflict Palm Oil” from America’s Snack Foods

Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

***High res photos and interviews available***

CONTACT:  Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161, laurel@ran.org

Purchase, NY—Today, activists with Rainforest Action Network (RAN) delivered a set of demands to local food giant PepsiCo, Inc. regarding the company’s use of the controversial food additive palm oil in its products. RAN recently announced a new national campaign to remove “Conflict Palm Oil” responsible for rainforest destruction, human rights violations and carbon pollution from America’s snack foods.

Dunkin’ Brands Focus of New Campaign To Remove “Conflict Palm Oil” from America’s Snack Foods

Release Date: 
Monday, October 7, 2013

For Immediate Release

Monday, October 7th

 

***High res photos and interviews available***

CONTACT:  Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161, laurel@ran.org

 

36 People Risk Arrest at State Department Office in Boston Protesting Keystone XL Pipeline

Release Date: 
Monday, October 7, 2013

Pictures available to media here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nokxl/sets/72157636291491806/

BOSTON, MA — Thirty-six people risked arrest today while staging a peaceful sit-in at the State Department’s office in Secretary Kerry's hometown of Boston in opposition to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. More than 200 supporters also rallied at Monday’s event in support of those risking arrest.

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