Press Releases

  • RAN responds to the UN Climate Summit 2014
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org | Bill Barclay, 415. 659. 0512 BBarclay@ran.org | Christopher Herrera Christopher@ran.org The past few days have been exhilarating as hundreds of thousands of people around the globe display their insistence and commitments to tackling the imminent threats of climate change. United...
    Tuesday, Sep 23 2014

  • RAN Responds to Cargill's Forest Pledge
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org | Bill Barclay, 415. 659. 0512 BBarclay@ran.org The following is a statement from Rainforest Action Network Executive Director Lindsey Allen in response to the pledge today by Cargill CEO Dave MacLennan to protect forests in all of Cargill's...
    Tuesday, Sep 23 2014

  • Press Release: President of Indonesia put to the test over imminent deforestation at UN Climate Summit
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org President of Indonesia put to the test at UN Climate Summit over imminent deforestation  NGOs issue a plea for President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to cut carbon pollution by protecting the world renowned Leuser...
    Tuesday, Sep 23 2014

  • Press Release: Indonesia’s President inundated with calls to protect Iconic Leuser Ecosystem
    Outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s Green Legacy Stands or Falls on Protection of the Leuser Ecosystem, NGOs say  [Jakarta, Sept. 22] In the final weeks of his presidency, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has come under massive international pressure to...
    Monday, Sep 22 2014

  • Press Release: Palm Oil Giants Hit Pause Button On Bulldozers
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, September 19th, 2014 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org Palm Oil Giants Hit Pause Button On Bulldozers Moratorium on forest clearance for palm oil plantations a ‘step in the right direction,’ RAN says companies must now stop the bulldozers for good and convince suppliers to do the...
    Friday, Sep 19 2014

  • Press Release: Donut Giants Take First Step to Cut Ties with Conflict Palm Oil
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org Donut Giants Take First Step to Cut Ties with Conflict Palm Oil RAN welcomes commitments from donut giants as a ‘step in the right direction’ but says thorough, rapid implementation is needed to address the urgent crisis...
    Wednesday, Sep 17 2014

  • Cargill Releases New Commitment to Fix Its Conflict Palm Oil Problem; Rainforest Action Network Says Crucial Details Still Missing
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday July 29 2014 ***High resolution images available Contact: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 laurel@ran.org Following years of campaigning by Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and others, agribusiness giant pledges to take more responsibility for the impact of its palm oil business, but key elements needed to achieve truly...
    Tuesday, Jul 29 2014

  • New Palm Oil 'Talk and Log' Initiative a Step Backward for Responsible Supply Chains
    CONTACT:Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org New Palm Oil 'Talk and Log' Initiative a Step Backward for Responsible Supply ChainsRainforest Action Network says new commitment by major palm oil companies may actually undermine progress towards achieving responsible palm oil  San Francisco, CA - In a further sign of a growing trend, many...
    Friday, Jul 11 2014

  • RAN Responds to Proposed Federal Carbon Pollution Standards
    On Monday, June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency announced new carbon pollution standards for power plants, the centerpiece of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. Rainforest Action Network’s Climate Program Director, Amanda Starbuck, issued the following statement: We welcome the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to limit carbon pollution from power plants....
    Monday, Jun 2 2014

  • Contested KLK Palm Oil Leases Declared Illegal by Papua New Guinea Court
    High court sides with Indigenous communities in battle over controversial Malaysian palm oil giant’s plan to develop large areas of ancestral territory and pristine forest The National Court of Papua New Guinea has declared that two large land development...
    Wednesday, May 21 2014

  • Global Day of Action Targets Conflict Palm Oil; Activists Say PepsiCo’s New Commitment ‘Falls Short’
    Hundreds of events across the world call on PepsiCo and others to break ties to deforestation, human rights abuses and climate pollution **High Resolution Images Available*** For Chicago Sweets and Snacks Expo banner, see here. For San Francisco and other global images, see here. (TYPE: "ranguest" for access) CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin,...
    Tuesday, May 20 2014

  • Report Finds Sector-Wide Shift as Publishing Industry Embraces Social and Environmental Responsibility
    Two major publishing houses – HMH and Macmillan - announce new paper policies San Francisco, CA – A report released today by Rainforest...
    Thursday, May 15 2014

  • Shareholders Press Bank of America for Coal and Climate Finance
    Rainforest Action Network, Investors and Community Leaders Take Stage at ‘Bank of Coal’ Meeting Charlotte, NC—An international coalition...
    Wednesday, May 7 2014

  • RAN Welcomes APP’s Commitment to Restore One Million Hectares of Rainforest
    New commitment ‘requires further specifics and is fraught with challenges’San Francisco, CA – Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), Indonesia's largest pulp and paper company and a long-time target of Rainforest Action Network (RAN), today committed to protect and restore a million hectares of forest across Indonesia. Responding to today’s announcement,...
    Monday, Apr 28 2014

  • PepsiCo Focus of Major New Palm Oil Campaign by Rainforest Action Network, Union of Concerned Scientists, Others
    Broad coalition identifies PepsiCo as key laggard still purchasing large quantities of palm oil tied to deforestation, human rights abuses and climate pollution; public encouraged to take action on YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY website San Francisco, CA- Global food giant PepsiCo has been singled out by a broad range of...
    Monday, Apr 21 2014

  • Report Finds Top Banks Moving Away From Coal: Citigroup and Barclays seen as laggard
    JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo end financing for mountaintop removal coal San Francisco, CA – Today, Rainforest Action Network (RAN), Sierra Club and BankTrack released the fifth annual coal finance report card, “Extreme Investments, Extreme Consequences,” which tracks the financiers of the worst-of-worst coal companies. The report shows that even...
    Thursday, Apr 17 2014

  • Cargill Announces Intent to Strengthen its Palm Oil Policy
    Following years of campaigning by Rainforest Action Network and others, ag giant signals cautious intent to take more responsibility for the impact of its palm oil business, but new policy with action plan still missing. San Francisco, CA – Responding to mounting pressure from large corporate customers, global consumers and...
    Thursday, Apr 10 2014

  • Report: Child Labor, Land Grabbing and Deforestation Rampant Across Palm Oil Giant KLK’s Operations
    Four case studies document widespread abuses by Cargill palm oil supplier Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK) San Francisco, CA – A report released today by Rainforest Action Network (RAN) exposes systemic environmental and human rights violations across the global operations of Malaysia-based palm oil producer Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK). The report,...
    Wednesday, Apr 2 2014

  • Rainforest Action Network Responds to General Mills’ New Palm Oil Commitment
    RAN welcomes strengthening of commitment but says thorough, rapid implementation is needed to eliminate Conflict Palm Oil from its products. SAN FRANCISCO— In the face of growing criticism over its use of the controversial food additive palm oil, General Mills released a revised palm oil sourcing commitment today. This announcement...
    Friday, Mar 21 2014

  • Responsible Palm Oil Initiative Issues Invitation For New Members
    The Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) – an Effort to Strengthen the Environmental and Social Standards of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) – Seeks to Expand The Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) today invited progressive palm oil players to join an initiative with the goal of increasing the...
    Tuesday, Mar 11 2014

  • Mars Inc. Responds to Palm Oil Controversy With New Global Commitment
    Rainforest Action Network Applauds ‘Important Step Forward,' Calls for Real Action San Francisco, CA- Following months of public campaigning and private negotiations with Rainforest Action Network (RAN), international food giant Mars Inc. today announced a sweeping new responsible palm oil procurement commitment. The new requirement demands that all palm oil...
    Monday, Mar 10 2014

  • Keystone XL Opponents Deliver 2 Million+ Comments
    Tell Secretary Kerry KXL is Not in Our National Interest Washington, DC – On the last day of the public comment period, Keystone XL opponents held a rally in front of the State Department to deliver more than 2 million comments submitted to the State Department to urge Secretary Kerry...
    Friday, Mar 7 2014

  • Progressive Groups Fighting Keystone Xl Pledge Strong Resistance
    Rainforest Action Network and CREDO prepare to unleash wave of civil disobedience San Francisco, CA -- As Friday's deadline nears to submit public comments opposing the Keystone XL pipeline, progressive groups CREDO and Rainforest Action Network have collected more than 169,000 comments to the State Department urging Sec. Kerry to...
    Thursday, Mar 6 2014

  • Rainforest Action Network Statement in Response to State Department Probe of Keystone XL Review
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Today, the State Department Inspector General released the findings from its investigation into conflicts of interest by Keystone XL pipeline environmental review vendor Environmental Resources Management (ERM). The investigation found no “conflict of interest,” even though ERM has close ties to TransCanada and is a member...
    Wednesday, Feb 26 2014

  • Forest Advocates to Staples: It’s Too Soon To Buy From Asia Pulp and Paper (APP)
    Colorful Protest Action at Staples Store Demands APP’s Conservation Progress be Independently Verified Before Resuming Paper Buying CONTACT:Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.orgSan Francisco, CA- Activists with Rainforest Action Network (RAN) staged a protest today at a Staples store in El Cerrito, Ca to communicate their objection to the office supply giant’s...
    Wednesday, Feb 26 2014

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