Press Releases

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...
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...