Press Releases

Monday, Nov 28 2016
PALM OIL INNOVATION GROUP PRESENTS LEADING LABOUR PRACTICES TO UPHOLD WORKERS’ RIGHTS
New publication on labour rights comes at critical time as growing body of research highlights widespread labour rights issues in conventional palm oil industry. FOR...
Friday, Nov 18 2016
Obama Abandons Gulf of Mexico in Offshore Drilling Plan
November 18, 2016 Contact:Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, 510-747-8476 Obama Abandons Gulf of Mexico in Offshore Drilling Plan Today, President Obama released the next five-year...
Tuesday, Nov 15 2016
HCS Convergence Process Concludes: Agreement on Unified Approach to Implementing No Deforestation Commitments
8 November 2016 Bangkok, Thailand -- Following a year of intensive work, the HCS Convergence Working Group announced in Bangkok that they have reached agreement on...
Monday, Nov 7 2016
RAN Statement on Citigroup’s Leading Role in Financing Dakota Access Pipeline
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, November 7, 2016 PDF available here   Contact:           Christopher J. Herrera, Rainforest Action Network, 510. 290. 5282 Amanda Starbuck, Rainforest Action...
Sunday, Nov 6 2016
Laporan Terbaru: Pembukaan Hutan terus Dilakukan oleh Industri Kelapa Sawit Meskipun Moratorium Berlaku, Mengancam Kelangsungan Hidup Spesies dan Keselamatan Hidup Jutaan Manusia
Ekosistem Leuser dalam keadaan kritis setelah hutan hujan dan lahan gambut terus dirusak untuk perkebunan kelapa sawit, mengancam habitat gajah Sumatra dan orangutan KONTAK: U.S. —...
Sunday, Nov 6 2016
New Report: Despite Moratorium, Ongoing Forest Clearance by Palm Oil Industry Threatens Survival of Key Species and Safety and Livelihood for Millions
Critical Leuser Ecosystem suffers continued destruction of lowland rainforest and peatland areas for palm oil; Plantations threaten disappearing Sumatran elephant and orangutan habitat CONTACT: U.S. based —...
Thursday, Oct 27 2016
New Study Exposes Serious Threats to Texas Coastal Communities
For release, 6am EST October 27, 2016 CONTACT: Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network: +1 510 747 8476, virali@ran.org  New Study Exposes Serious Threats to Texas...
Thursday, Oct 13 2016
New Report Blasts President Obama’s Record on Climate Change
For release, October 13, 2016 Contact: Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, (510) 747-8476, virali@ran.org   New Report Blasts President Obama’s Record on Climate Change Reveals...
Tuesday, Oct 11 2016
Amid Controversy, NGOs Call for Suspension of Palm Oil Giant Indofood from RSPO
After a second scathing investigation documents systemic labor violations on Indofood palm oil plantations in Indonesia, groups call for action from the RSPO FOR IMMEDIATE...
Tuesday, Sep 27 2016
International Coalition Throws Elaborate Protest At PepsiCo’s Global Headquarters
Groups deliver petition with a quarter of a million signatures, call on the snack food giant to take meaningful action to halt deforestation and human...
Tuesday, Sep 20 2016
Groups Rally Outside U.N. to Protest Coal Development Near World’s Largest Mangrove Forest
For Immediate Release: September 19, 2016 Expert contacts: Jenny Bock, Friends of the Earth U.S., (202) 222-0754, jbock@foe.org Communications contact:  Kate Colwell, (202) 222-0744, kcolwell@foe.org Cindy Carr, (202) 495-3034, cindy.carr@sierraclub.org Groups rally...
Monday, Sep 19 2016
Banks Sponsoring ‘Climate Week NYC’ Responsible for Investing Billions in Extreme Fossil Fuels
For release, September 19, 2016 CONTACT: Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network: +1 510 747 8476, virali@ran.org   Banks Sponsoring ‘Climate Week NYC’ Responsible for Investing...
Thursday, Sep 15 2016
‘Keep it in the Ground’ Movement Delivers One Million Signatures to the White House
For Immediate Release, September 15, 2016 Contacts: Blair FitzGibbon, 202-503-6141, blair@soundspeedmedia.com Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, 510-747-8476, virali@ran.org ‘Keep it in the Ground’ Coalition Delivers One Million...
Wednesday, Sep 14 2016
PepsiCo Issues Progress Report, Confirms Ties To Conflict Palm Oil
PepsiCo’s palm oil problems far from addressed, says Rainforest Action Network (RAN) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, +1.425.281.1989, Emma@ran.org San Francisco, CA -...
Friday, Sep 9 2016
New Report Finds Global Food Giants PepsiCo, Indofood Linked to Poverty Wages, Worker Exploitation and Discrimination
The second field investigation in a year documents systemic labor violations on Indofood-owned palm oil plantations in Indonesia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley,...
Monday, Sep 5 2016
First of its Kind Online Platform Reveals the Banks and Investors Financing Companies Linked to Tropical Forest Loss in Southeast Asia
Financial sector under the spotlight in new international push to protect forests and forest communities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Blair Fitzgibbon, blair@soundspeedmedia.com Singapore ––Today, Rainforest...
Friday, Aug 12 2016
Crystal Pepsi ‘90s-Themed Product Launch Concert Disrupted by Palm Oil Protest
For Immediate Release: August 10th, 2016Contact: Blair Fitzgibbon, 202-503-6141*** High resolution images here: http://www.ran.org/projection_action_nyc  ***Crystal Pepsi ‘90s-Themed Product Launch Concert Disrupted by Palm Oil ProtestRainforest...
Friday, Aug 5 2016
RAN: RSPO Puts Credibility on the Line by Lifting IOI Suspension
Today, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) lifted its suspension of IOI Group, one of the world's largest palm oil traders. IOI Group's membership...
Tuesday, Jul 12 2016
Protesters Tell Feds to ‘Keep It in the Ground’ at Fossil Fuel Auction in Billings
For Immediate Release, July 12, 2016 Contact:        Kristen Owenreay, 806-283-1332Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, 510-747-8476 Protesters Tell Feds to ‘Keep It in the Ground’...
Tuesday, Jul 12 2016
Systemic Labor Abuses, Modern Day Slavery Exposed by Palm Oil Workers’ Stories in New Animated Video
Video follows report exposing egregious labor rights abuses on the palm oil plantations of PepsiCo joint venture partner Indofood FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae...
Wednesday, Jun 29 2016
"A Lost Opportunity for Indonesia" RAN Responds to Dissolution of the Indonesian Palm Oil Pledge
San Francisco. Today, Rainforest Action Network responded to the announcement made by six of the world’s largest palm oil companies to dissolve the Indonesian Palm...
Tuesday, Jun 28 2016
Over 150,000 Call On U.S. Export-Import Bank To Reject Coal
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 28, 2016   Contact: Alison Kirsch, Rainforest Action Network, (203) 520-7184 or alison@ran.org Cindy Carr, Sierra Club, (202) 495-3034 or cindy.carr@sierraclub.org...
Monday, Jun 20 2016
Protesters Tell Feds to ‘Keep It in the Ground’ at Fossil Fuel Auction in Reno
For Immediate Release, June 14, 2016 Contact:AJ Buhay, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, (310) 908-7852, abuhay@planevada.org  John Hadder, Great Basin Resource Watch, (775) 348-1986, john@gbrw.org  Peter Dakota...
Tuesday, Jun 14 2016
New Report Finds Banks Betting on Climate Change
For release, 6am CET/12am EST June 14, 2016   CONTACT:  Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network: +1 510 747 8476, virali@ran.org Yann Louvel, BankTrack: +33 688...
Wednesday, Jun 8 2016
New Report Finds Food Giants PepsiCo, Indofood Linked to Child Labor, Poverty Wages, and Worker Exploitation
Field investigations on Indofood-owned palm oil plantations expose egregious labor rights abuses in Indonesia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley,...