Dr. Andrew Weil: Conflict Palm Oil Bad for People and Planet
Top trans-fat replacement still clogs arteries, plus causes deforestation and child labor SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - With the FDA widely expected to announce a ban on trans-fats within the year, America's sweets and snacks makers are rushing to eliminate the offending ingredients from their products. But the primary replacement they're...
Tuesday, Feb 25 2014
Kellogg’s Bows to Pressure, Issues New Palm Oil Commitment; Rainforest Action Network (RAN) Responds
RAN Welcomes ‘Step in the Right Direction’ but says thorough, rapid implementation needed to eliminate Conflict Palm Oil from Kellogg’s products CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org SAN FRANCISCO—In the face of growing criticism over its use of the controversial food additive palm oil, Michigan-based food giant Kellogg released a new...
Friday, Feb 14 2014
Valentine’s Candies Make Human Rights Activists See Red
Rainforest Action Network Wants Hershey’s to Kiss Conflict Palm Oil Goodbye SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Grocery store customers in Baltimore, Ann Arbor, Phoenix, Fort Collins, and 250 other American cities will soon be finding stickers on their favorite Valentine’s Day candies that say, “There’s nothing romantic about #ConflictPalmOil.” The stickers...
Tuesday, Feb 11 2014
Anti-Fast Track mobilization to be extended after more than half a million people take action
Today, a diverse network of organizations opposing Fast Track legislation announced they are extending their 10 days of activism following massive and widespread public action. Since its inception on January 22nd, more than 100 new groups have joined the effort at StopFastTrack.com, including Coalition for a Prosperous America, Ben &...
Tuesday, Feb 4 2014
Activists Hold 270 Vigils Urging President Obama to Reject Keystone XL Following Environmental Review
Thousands Participate in Nationwide Vigils CONTACT: Blair Fitzgibbon, 202-503-6141 Washington, DC – Thousands of activists held more than 270 vigils urging President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline following the release of the State Department’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The Keystone XL pipeline will be a huge source...
Monday, Feb 3 2014
Environmental Groups Release Statements About Pending Environmental Review of Keystone XL
RAN, CREDO and the Other 98% issue statements on pending release of final review for Keystone XL pipeline Contact: Blair FitzGibbon, 202-503-6141 In anticipation of the release of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) on Keystone XL, environmental groups CREDO, Rainforest Action Network and the Other 98% released the...
Friday, Jan 31 2014
RAN Responds to Indonesian Pulp and Paper Giant's New Forest Policy
Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL), Indonesia's controversial, second-largest pulp and paper company, issues updated policy called insufficient by leading environmental organizationsOn Tuesday, Indonesia's second largest pulp and paper company, Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL), announced an updated Sustainable Forest Management Policy. Controversies related to deforestation and human rights...
Wednesday, Jan 29 2014
New campaign launched: “10 Days to Stop Fast Track” brings together diverse network of labor, Internet, and environmental activists.
10 days of intense action from Jan 22 - 31 includes in-person protests, national call Congress day, in-district meetings, reddit AMA, and State of...
Thursday, Jan 23 2014
Goldman Sachs Sacks Coal Terminal Investment
Rainforest Action Network statement on bank’s exit of Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point SAN FRANCISCO--Today Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners sold off its remaining equity investment in Carrix, the parent company of Pacific International Terminals and SSA Marine that are behind a colossal coal export terminal proposal near Bellingham, Washington....
Tuesday, Jan 7 2014