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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...
Monday, Dec 7 2015
Obama Administration Delays DC Fossil Fuel Auction Under Pressure from Climate Activists
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2015 Contact: Blair Fitzgibbon, blair@soundspeedmedia.com, 202-503-6141 Obama Administration Delays DC Fossil Fuel Auction Under Pressure from Climate Activists Global Fight...
Tuesday, Dec 1 2015
Banking Sector's Climate Leadership Claims Undermined by Coal Billions – New Report
EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: Wednesday 12/2/2015 at 6 AM CET / 12 AM EST Contact: Blair FitzGibbon, 1-202-503-6141, blair@soundspeedmedia.comBen Collins, Rainforest Action Network, 1-617-697-0277, ben@ran.orgCatalina von...
Tuesday, Dec 1 2015
150 Organizations Urge President Obama to Pledge Greater Climate Action in Paris
December 1, 2015 Contacts:      Kassie Siegel, Center for Biological Diversity, (in Paris), (951) 961-7972, ksiegel@biologicaldiversity.orgPatrick Sullivan (in U.S.), Center for Biological Diversity, (415)...
Tuesday, Dec 1 2015
Asia Wild Fire Panel at COP21 Highlights Worst Climate Crisis in 21st Century Being Ignored
Racing Extinction, Rainforest Action Network, United Nations GRASP, Kids Cut Palm Oil Leaders and Students Demand Corporations & Governments Find Solutions Event as Part of...
Tuesday, Dec 1 2015
New Initiatives To End Deforestation Present Risks, Opportunities To Stop Drivers of Climate Change
Rainforest Action Network responds to government and private sector pledges made at the Paris climate talks to protect rainforests and peatlands, cautions true test is...
Monday, Nov 30 2015
Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Cut Coal Financing, Join Growing Movement by Banks in U.S. and Europe
Contact: Blair FitzGibbon, 1-202-503-6141, blair@soundspeedmedia.com Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Cut Coal Financing, Join Growing Movement by Banks in U.S. and Europe Rainforest Action Network Calls...
Monday, Nov 16 2015
Credibility of the RSPO Brand Remains in Question, Says Rainforest Action Network
More reforms are needed to RSPO standard, auditing and enforcement of its members in the palm oil sector   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae...
Monday, Nov 16 2015
RSPO Can’t Be Trusted to Provide Truly Responsible Palm Oil, Says International Coalition of Civil Society Groups
Key gaps in labor standards and enforcement leave palm oil workers vulnerable to exploitation  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, +1 425.281.1989 Abby...
Wednesday, Nov 11 2015
Alarming Developments in Latin American Palm Oil Industry Spur Global Call To Action For Palm Oil Traders
International coalition of NGOs says murder, intimidation and the devastation of community livelihoods tied to rampant palm oil plantation expansion must be stopped FOR IMMEDIATE...
Tuesday, Nov 10 2015
Rainforest Action Network statement on Peabody Energy
Rainforest Action Network Executive Director Lindsey Allen issued the following statement in response to today’s revelations concerning Peabody Energy, fossil fuels and climate change: “Today, the world’s...
Tuesday, Nov 10 2015
Pembersihan Lahan yang Masih Dilakukan oleh Industri Kelapa Sawit Mendorong Kepunahan Spesies yang Akan Segera Terjadi serta Berdampak Besar terhadap Iklim, berdasarkan Laporan Perkembangan
UNTUK DISIARKAN SEGERASelasa, 10 November , 2015 KONTAK: Sebelum 11 November, hubungi Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, U.S. 425.281.1989Setelah 11 November, hubungi Laurel Sutherlin Laurel@ran.org, U.S....
Tuesday, Nov 10 2015
Ongoing Clearance by Palm Oil Industry Spurs Imminent Species Extinction and Massive Climate Impact, Says New Progress Report on Critical Leuser Ecosystem
Rampant Plantation Expansion Devastates Deep Peatlands and Major Sumatran Elephant Habitat; Fate of Region Depends on Collective Action by Industry Giants and Local, National Governments...
Monday, Nov 9 2015
Faulty RSPO Audit Commissioned for Evaluating Modern Day Slavery on Palm Oil Giant FELDA Plantations
International coalition finds audit “troubling” and calls for improvements to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil system and for FELDA customers and financiers to independently...
Friday, Nov 6 2015
RAN Statement on Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline
Rainforest Action Network Executive Director Lindsey Allen issued the following statement in response to President Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline: “The president’s decision...
Wednesday, Nov 4 2015
RAN Statement on Obama Administration Denial of Keystone XL Permit Application Suspension Request
RAN Executive Director Lindsey Allen said: “It is a hopeful sign that Obama has rejected TransCanada’s desperate request to buy more time, but after seven...
Monday, Nov 2 2015
Keystone XL: RAN Responds to Latest Move by TransCanada Corp.
San Francisco, CA - TransCanada Corp., the company behind the controversial cross-border Keystone XL pipeline, has asked the Obama Administration to indefinitely suspend its application for...
Monday, Nov 2 2015
PepsiCo Misses Mark with New Action Plan As Indonesia Burns For Palm Oil
Most recent inaction confirms PepsiCo as laggard among ‘Snack Food 20’ group of companies, says Rainforest Action Network FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley,...
Monday, Oct 5 2015
Citigroup Announces Financing Cuts for Global Coal Industry
Monday, October 5, 2015 Contact: Blair FitzGibbon, 202-503-6141 Citigroup Announces Financing Cuts for Global Coal Industry; Becomes Second Major Bank to do so After Bank...