Press Releases

Wednesday, Apr 20 2016
"Zero deforestation” champion creates new risks for Indonesia’s forests and carbon-rich peatlands with mega-scale pulp mill
A new study by twelve international and Indonesian NGOs shows that in spite of its high-profile commitment to “zero deforestation”, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP)...
Monday, Apr 18 2016
RAN welcomes Indonesian moratorium on palm oil and mining permits
RAN welcomes the announcement of a moratorium on palm oil and mining permits by the Indonesian President Joko Widodo. This announcement, in the lead up...
Thursday, Apr 14 2016
Rainforest Action Network Statement on Peabody Energy’s Imminent Bankruptcy
For immediate release, March 16, 2016Contact: Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, 510-747-8476Amanda Starbuck, Rainforest Action Network, 415-203-9952 Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private sector coal...
Tuesday, Mar 29 2016
Leonardo DiCaprio Visits Endangered Leuser Ecosystem in Indonesia, Throws His Support Behind International Efforts to Protect Rainforest
Leonardo DiCaprio Visits Endangered Leuser Ecosystem in Indonesia, Throws His Support Behind International Efforts to Protect Rainforest The globally important Leuser Ecosystem, threatened by palm...
Wednesday, Mar 23 2016
Hundreds Gather to Oppose Offshore Oil Leases in Gulf of Mexico
Contact:  Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, (510) 747-8476, virali@ran.org Anne Rolfes, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, (504) 452-4909, anne@labucketbrigade.org Tom Brown, Center for Biological Diversity, (802) 498-3482,...
Tuesday, Mar 22 2016
New Report Exposes Social, Environmental Risk in Abercrombie & Fitch Supply Chain
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, March 22, 2016 CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, 425.281.1989, Emma@ran.org New Report Exposes Social, Environmental Risk in Abercrombie & Fitch Supply Chain Activists...
Thursday, Mar 17 2016
Malaysian Palm Oil Giant Felda Global Ventures (FGV) Remains Embroiled in Modern Day Slavery Controversy
International civil society calls on FGV investors and buyers to take robust, transparent action to address ongoing risks  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley,...
Thursday, Mar 17 2016
Indonesian Human Rights Commission Releases Results of Landmark Inquiry into Indigenous Land Rights and Corporate Development of State Forest Lands
For Immediate Release Wednesday, March 16th 2016 Contact: Lafcadio Cortesi, Asia Director for RAN is available to speak to media for expert analysis: +1 510...
Tuesday, Mar 15 2016
Rainforest Action Network Statement on Anticipated 2017-2022 Plan for Offshore Oil and Gas Leases
For immediate release, March 15, 2016 Contact: Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, 510-747-8476Amanda Starbuck, Rainforest Action Network, 415-203-9952 Press Release Rainforest Action Network Statement on...
Friday, Mar 11 2016
Deutsche Bank Continues Lack of Transparency on Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
For immediate release, Friday March 11, 2016 Contact: Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, 510-747-8476Amanda Starbuck, Rainforest Action Network, 415-203-9952 Press Release Deutsche Bank Continues Lack...
Thursday, Mar 10 2016
Innovation Group Delivers a Leap Forward In Efforts To Transform the Palm Oil Industry
  Joint Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jakarta, Indonesia - Today, the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG), a leading initiative to transform the palm oil...
Monday, Mar 7 2016
JP Morgan Chase Cuts Coal Financing, Joins Majority of Largest U.S. Investment Banks
For immediate release, March 7, 2016 Contact: Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, 510-747-8476Ben Collins, Rainforest Action Network, 617-697-0277 Press Release JP Morgan Chase Cuts Coal...
Wednesday, Mar 2 2016
Plagued By Scandal, Abercrombie & Fitch Announces Fourth Quarter Profits
Consumers are calling on the ‘most-hated retailer’ to clean up its act and get forest-sourced fabric out of stores FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***High-res Images of...
Wednesday, Feb 24 2016
Environmental Justice Hero and Goldman Prize Recipient Margie Richard to Join March 23rd Gulf Drilling Lease Action at New Orleans Superdome
Press Contact: Anne Rolfes, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, (504) 452-4909Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, (510) 747-8476 Environmental Justice Hero and Goldman Prize Recipient Margie Richard to...
Tuesday, Feb 16 2016
As Part of BLM Fossil Fuel Auction Protest, Author Terry Tempest Williams Buys Parcels
                       For Immediate Release: February 16, 2016Contact:Valerie Love, vlove@biologicaldiversity.org, 510-274-9713Amanda Starbuck, astarbuck@ran.org, (415) 659-0510Jason Kowalski, jason@350.org, 202.670.5345Marissa Knodel, mknodel@foe.org, (202)...
Thursday, Feb 11 2016
Locals and Activists Ask Feds to End Fossil Fuel Auctions for Good
Contact: Micah Parkin, 350 Colorado, (504) 258-1247Ruth Breech, Rainforest Action Network, (415) 238-1766Taylor McKinnon, Center for Biological Diversity, (801) 300-2414 Jeremy Nichols, WildEarth Guardians, (303)...
Monday, Feb 8 2016
Rainforest Action Network Responds to Anticipated 2017-2022 Plan for Offshore Oil and Gas Leases
President Obama and the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management are anticipated to release the 2017-2022 plan for offshore oil and gas leases, with possible...
Wednesday, Feb 3 2016
Asia Pulp and Paper Has a Long Way to Go Before It Can Be Considered a Non-controversial Supplier
Lack of outcomes and legacy of environmental destruction, social conflict and murky corporate governance requires ongoing scrutiny and independent verification of progress FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
Wednesday, Feb 3 2016
Yet Another Oil and Gas Auction Postponed, Boosting Momentum of “Keep It in the Ground” Movement
             For Immediate Release: February 3, 2016Contact: Ruth Breech, ruth@ran.org, (415) 238-1766Taylor McKinnon, tmckinnon@biologicaldiversity.org, (801) 300-2414Marissa Knodel, mknodel@foe.org, (202) 222-0729Jeremy Nichols,...
Thursday, Jan 21 2016
Global Palm Oil Giant Wilmar International Misses Deadline To Cut Conflict Palm Oil
Rainforest Action Network Calls Announcements “Disappointing,” Outlines Steps Needed To Drive Real Change On The Ground   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org...
Friday, Jan 15 2016
Rainforest Action Network response to Announcement on Coal Moratorium
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Virali Modi-Parekh, virali@ran.org, 510-747-8476 Rainforest Action Network Response to Announcement on Coal Moratorium: President Obama announced a moratorium on new coal leases on...
Thursday, Jan 14 2016
Rainforest Action Network statement on President Obama’s State of the Union:
Reforming a misguided program will not lead to climate stability In his State of the Union speech, President Obama alluded to changes to the leasing...
Monday, Dec 21 2015
RAN's COP21 Statement
Rainforest Action Network views today’s global climate agreement in Paris with both hope and disappointment.We are encouraged at the recognition that deforestation and forest degradation...
Monday, Dec 21 2015
Palm Oil Giant Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (KLK) Plagued By Ongoing Conflict and Exploitation, New Progress Report Finds
Report sets six month timeline for KLK to resolve cases and calls on KLK’s customers and financiers to cut all ties if the company does...
Thursday, Dec 17 2015
RAN Statement On The Final “High Carbon Stock: Science Study”
Rainforest Action Network Expresses Concerns That Implementation of The High Carbon Stock+ Study Will Lead To Further Expansion of Conflict Palm Oil   FOR IMMEDIATE...