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Rainforest Action Network Responds to Trump’s Withdrawal of U.S. from U.N. Human Rights Council
Jun 19, 2018
Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the United Nation Council on Human Rights comes just a day after the U.N.'s High Commissioner for...
Companies Breaking Promises Over Pulp and Paper Use; Deforestation, Climate Emissions and Human Rights Abuses Still Problematic
Jun 13, 2018
New report finds some –– like Scholastic –– are leading the pack, while others fall behind, despite commitments to clean up corporate supply chains CONTACT:...
RAN Statement on Cancellation of C$5.5B Credit Facility for Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline
Jun 01, 2018
Rainforest Action Network responds to the news that that Kinder Morgan’s C$5.5 billion Trans Mountain loan package has been cancelled in the wake of the...
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New York Times: Think the Big Banks Have Abandoned Coal? Think Again
May 28, 2018
Starting three years ago, the largest American banks vowed to cut back on lending to the coal industry. “The bank has a responsibility to help...
Equal Times: Slow progress in the fight against child labour in Indonesia
Apr 25, 2018
"Many of them harvest palm oil, one of the country’s main exports, in the plantations covering millions of hectares. “Child labour is really widespread in...
Huffington Post: A UK Grocery Chain Banned Palm Oil. Here’s Why That’s Not Enough.
Apr 12, 2018
"If we want to create real change for the world’s forests and climate, we need to change the industry from the plantation ground-up, and time...
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Local Environmental and Human Rights Activists Protest PepsiCo on Conflict Palm Oil...
Apr 09, 2018
Activists use banners, signs, chants and storytelling to disrupt office building lobby, drawing a large crowd and raising awareness of exploited palm oil workers  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
Over 100K People Demand “Zero Rainforest Destruction for Tokyo 2020...
Mar 28, 2018
March 28, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Laurel Sutherlin, Rainforest Action Network (USA), +1 415 246 0161, laurel@ran.orgYuki Sekimoto, Rainforest Action Network (Japan), +81 3...
GUESS?, Inc. acknowledges supply chain risks of deforestation; Releases new...
Feb 26, 2018
Rainforest Action Network commends the global apparel brand for joining leading companies in addressing important issue CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, +1 425.281.1989 Kaitlyn Quail,...
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Reuters: Guess joins retailers committing to fabrics that protect forests,...
Feb 27, 2018
"U.S.-based Guess, the maker of designer jeans, accessories and other apparel, is the latest fashion company to adopt policies to keep its supply chain clean...
EU Reporter: Asia Pulp and Paper is playing a corporate...
Feb 14, 2018
"The actions of one of the world’s largest pulp and paper producers––Asia Pulp and Paper (APP)––have a huge impact on Indonesia’s forests, tropical peatlands and...
Earther: Prized Forests Lost Big at This Year’s Olympics
Feb 06, 2018
"Half of the tropical plywood used in Japan comes from the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, which has one of the...
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Report Finds Major Banks Ramped Up Fossil Fuel Financing to...
Mar 28, 2018
For immediate release: Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 12:01 AM ET CONTACT: Blair Fitzgibbon, Soundspeed PR, (202) 503-6141, Blair@soundspeedpr.com Report Finds Major Banks Ramped Up Fossil...
Report: Big Banks Complicit in Massive Tar Sands Destruction and...
Nov 01, 2017
Reckless lending by the world’s biggest banks for the expansion of extreme fossil fuel infrastructure is putting the Paris Agreement’s 1.5° target in serious jeopardy...
RAN Statement on Final Loan Disbursements for Dakota Access Pipeline...
Feb 10, 2017
With the issuance of the final easement required for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) by the Army Corps of Engineers yesterday, the Trump Administration...
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The Hill: The key to stopping Keystone XL? Follow the...
Mar 23, 2017
After years of protest and debate resulted in the rejection of the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline under the Obama administration, all expectations are that the...
Huffington Post: Bank Of America Touts Going Green But Funnels...
Sep 20, 2016
"If these banks aspire to be climate leaders, they must accelerate their exit from coal, and commit to getting out of extreme oil and fracked-gas...
Reuters: Police arrest 13 at U.S. Interior Dept. oil, gas...
Sep 19, 2016
Police arrested 13 activists on Thursday who were protesting oil and natural gas leasing on federal lands at the U.S. Department of the Interior, the...
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RAN's COP21 Statement
Dec 21, 2015
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...
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Local Environmental and Human Rights Activists Protest PepsiCo on Conflict Palm Oil...
Apr 09, 2018
Activists use banners, signs, chants and storytelling to disrupt office building lobby, drawing a large crowd and raising awareness of exploited palm oil workers  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
Over 100K People Demand “Zero Rainforest Destruction for Tokyo 2020...
Mar 28, 2018
March 28, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Laurel Sutherlin, Rainforest Action Network (USA), +1 415 246 0161, laurel@ran.orgYuki Sekimoto, Rainforest Action Network (Japan), +81 3...
GUESS?, Inc. acknowledges supply chain risks of deforestation; Releases new...
Feb 26, 2018
Rainforest Action Network commends the global apparel brand for joining leading companies in addressing important issue CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, +1 425.281.1989 Kaitlyn Quail,...
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Reuters: Guess joins retailers committing to fabrics that protect forests,...
Feb 27, 2018
"U.S.-based Guess, the maker of designer jeans, accessories and other apparel, is the latest fashion company to adopt policies to keep its supply chain clean...
EU Reporter: Asia Pulp and Paper is playing a corporate...
Feb 14, 2018
"The actions of one of the world’s largest pulp and paper producers––Asia Pulp and Paper (APP)––have a huge impact on Indonesia’s forests, tropical peatlands and...
Earther: Prized Forests Lost Big at This Year’s Olympics
Feb 06, 2018
"Half of the tropical plywood used in Japan comes from the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, which has one of the...
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Major Brands Connected to Ongoing Deforestation in Critical Orangutan Habitat...
May 30, 2018
A new field investigation connects palm oil sourced by snack food giant PepsiCo, others, to destruction of ‘Orangutan Capital of the World’ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
Leading Brands, Progressive Palm Oil Producers and NGOs Confirm Deforestation-Free...
Apr 27, 2018
Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) urges Iceland grocery store chain to join the group, build a more responsible palm oil industry CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley,...
New Report Confirms Labor Abuse and Legal Violations on Major...
Apr 13, 2018
NGOs call for immediate action; RSPO must suspend ‘sustainability’ certification after further confirmation of worker exploitation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, +1 425 281...
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Equal Times: Slow progress in the fight against child labour...
Apr 25, 2018
"Many of them harvest palm oil, one of the country’s main exports, in the plantations covering millions of hectares. “Child labour is really widespread in...
Huffington Post: A UK Grocery Chain Banned Palm Oil. Here’s...
Apr 12, 2018
"If we want to create real change for the world’s forests and climate, we need to change the industry from the plantation ground-up, and time...
Mongabay: Indonesian billionaire using ‘shadow companies’ to clear forest for...
Apr 11, 2018
"The owner of Indonesia’s largest conglomerate has been accused of participating in the illegal deforestation of Borneo’s Ketungau peat swamp to make way for oil...
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Indonesian Logging Giant APRIL Releases Major New Sustainability Commitments
Jun 03, 2015
Forest activists express cautious optimism, but say results on the ground will be the true measure of the new policy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma...
Stylish Protest Brings Deforestation Concerns to Fashion Awards
Jun 01, 2015
Activists unroll a banner at red carpet event calling out Ralph Lauren’s implication in forest destruction, rights abuses FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***Colorful high-resolution images of...
Indonesian Logging Giant APRIL Poised to Release Major New Sustainability...
Jun 01, 2015
Forest activists express cautious optimism, but say results on the ground will be the true measure of the new policy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma...
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EU Reporter: Asia Pulp and Paper is playing a corporate...
Feb 14, 2018
"The actions of one of the world’s largest pulp and paper producers––Asia Pulp and Paper (APP)––have a huge impact on Indonesia’s forests, tropical peatlands and...
Mongabay: Forestry giant's zero deforestation commitment put to test
Feb 05, 2015
"An independent audit of the world’s largest pulp and paper producer found that the company had achieved a wide range of results in meeting promises...
Tempo: NGO - APP Fails to Meet its' Own Commitment...
Jan 22, 2015
"A new report has revealed that Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) failed to meet its' social responsibility commitments as set out in its' Forest Conservation...
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Companies Breaking Promises Over Pulp and Paper Use; Deforestation, Climate...
Jun 13, 2018
New report finds some –– like Scholastic –– are leading the pack, while others fall behind, despite commitments to clean up corporate supply chains CONTACT:...
GUESS?, Inc. acknowledges supply chain risks of deforestation; Releases new...
Feb 26, 2018
Rainforest Action Network commends the global apparel brand for joining leading companies in addressing important issue CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, +1 425.281.1989 Kaitlyn Quail,...
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. adopts new sourcing policy on wood-based...
Sep 15, 2017
Rainforest Action Network commends the global apparel retailer for joining leading companies in addressing deforestation CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, +1 425.281.1989 public_relations@anfcorp.com, + 1...
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Reuters: Guess joins retailers committing to fabrics that protect forests,...
Feb 27, 2018
"U.S.-based Guess, the maker of designer jeans, accessories and other apparel, is the latest fashion company to adopt policies to keep its supply chain clean...
Women's Wear Daily: Abercrombie & Fitch Adopts New Policy for...
Sep 15, 2017
"In collaboration with the Rainforest Action Network, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has unveiled a new policy for the sourcing and use of wood-based fabrics, including rayon, viscose...
Reuters: EXCLUSIVE-Lingerie maker Victoria's Secret looks to uncover supply chain...
Jan 19, 2017
RAN, which helped develop the sourcing policies for L Brands and Ralph Lauren, has been waging an "Out of Fashion" campaign to publicize the impact...
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Report Finds Major Banks Ramped Up Fossil Fuel Financing to...
Mar 28, 2018
For immediate release: Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 12:01 AM ET CONTACT: Blair Fitzgibbon, Soundspeed PR, (202) 503-6141, Blair@soundspeedpr.com Report Finds Major Banks Ramped Up Fossil...
Report: Big Banks Complicit in Massive Tar Sands Destruction and...
Nov 01, 2017
Reckless lending by the world’s biggest banks for the expansion of extreme fossil fuel infrastructure is putting the Paris Agreement’s 1.5° target in serious jeopardy...
RAN Statement on Final Loan Disbursements for Dakota Access Pipeline...
Feb 10, 2017
With the issuance of the final easement required for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) by the Army Corps of Engineers yesterday, the Trump Administration...
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The Hill: The key to stopping Keystone XL? Follow the...
Mar 23, 2017
After years of protest and debate resulted in the rejection of the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline under the Obama administration, all expectations are that the...
Huffington Post: Bank Of America Touts Going Green But Funnels...
Sep 20, 2016
"If these banks aspire to be climate leaders, they must accelerate their exit from coal, and commit to getting out of extreme oil and fracked-gas...
Reuters: Police arrest 13 at U.S. Interior Dept. oil, gas...
Sep 19, 2016
Police arrested 13 activists on Thursday who were protesting oil and natural gas leasing on federal lands at the U.S. Department of the Interior, the...
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Over 150,000 Call On U.S. Export-Import Bank To Reject Coal...
Jun 28, 2016
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...
Rainforest Action Network response to Announcement on Coal Moratorium
Jan 15, 2016
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...
Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Cut Coal Financing, Join Growing...
Nov 30, 2015
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...
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The Hill: We need more from Obama to fight climate...
Jan 19, 2016
"The president recently made a bold move to halt new coal leases on public lands, but the clock is ticking down faster — both on...
Bloomberg: Goldman Criticized for `Half-Measures' on Cutting Coal Support
Nov 03, 2015
"The pledge fell short of commitments this year from companies including Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp., according to the Rainforest Action Network, an...
Reuters: Green worries keep foreign banks away from $3.3 billion...
Oct 16, 2015
"The pressure in a country where economic growth frequently trumps environmental concerns comes at a convenient time for banks. Many operating in India are under...
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Keep it in the Ground Leaders Risk Arrest to Demand...
Sep 15, 2016
For Immediate Release, September 15, 2016 Contact: Blair FitzGibbon, 202-503-6141, blair@soundspeedmedia.com  BREAKING: Over 40 Frontline, Indigenous, and Climate Leaders Occupy the Department of the Interior to Demand President...
‘Keep it in the Ground’ Movement Delivers One Million Signatures...
Sep 15, 2016
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...
Rainforest Action Network response to Announcement on Coal Moratorium
Jan 15, 2016
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...
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Keystone XL pipeline fight shows power of US climate movement...
Nov 13, 2015
OpEd on KXL “After a seven year fight, President Obama finally rejected the northern leg of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. But it is important...
Demonstrators Block BLM Office Entrance To Protest Mineral Rights Auction...
Nov 12, 2015
Video of CO KING protest “This is not okay,” said Ruth Breech, Senior Campaigner for Climate and Energy at Rainforest Action Network. “Our public lands...
Environmental Activists Prepare for Next Fight After Keystone Victory
Nov 06, 2015
KXL & KING “It’s good, and at the same time it cannot be the extent of Obama’s work on climate,” said Lindsey Allen, Rainforest Action...
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150 Organizations Urge President Obama to Pledge Greater Climate Action...
Dec 01, 2015
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)...
Morgan Stanley Pressured to Drop Coal Financing
Sep 22, 2015
Embargoed for: September 22, 2015Contact: Blair FitzGibbon, 202-503-6141 Morgan Stanley Pressured to Drop Coal Financing  Rainforest Action Network Announces Campaign as Next Major Bank Targeted...
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Environmental Activists Prepare for Next Fight After Keystone Victory
Nov 06, 2015
KXL & KING “It’s good, and at the same time it cannot be the extent of Obama’s work on climate,” said Lindsey Allen, Rainforest Action...
Is Indonesia's fire crisis connected to the palm oil in...
Oct 23, 2015
OpEd on Indo fires and Snack Food 20 “If you have not flown over the region recently, it is truly difficult to grasp the immense...
Billionaires Versus Big Oil
Apr 25, 2015
“The Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Stanford University are divesting from coal… The small amounts divested so far are unlikely to have any serious short-term impact...
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Asia Wild Fire Panel at COP21 Highlights Worst Climate Crisis...
Dec 01, 2015
Racing Extinction, Rainforest Action Network, United Nations GRASP, Kids Cut Palm Oil Leaders and Students Demand Corporations & Governments Find Solutions Event as Part of...
Alarming Developments in Latin American Palm Oil Industry Spur Global...
Nov 11, 2015
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...
A Gap the Size of Indonesia in Latest Palm Oil...
Sep 21, 2015
Rainforest Action Network calls on snack food giant to close loopholes driving forest destruction, climate pollution and human rights violations In Indonesia  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
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Demonstrators Block BLM Office Entrance To Protest Mineral Rights Auction...
Nov 12, 2015
Video of CO KING protest “This is not okay,” said Ruth Breech, Senior Campaigner for Climate and Energy at Rainforest Action Network. “Our public lands...
Direct Action: RAN Supported Protest at BP’s Houston Headquarters
Apr 15, 2015
“Environmental activists protested inside the lobby of BP's Houston headquarters Wednesday morning (April 15) to mark the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion...
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150 Organizations Urge President Obama to Pledge Greater Climate Action...
Dec 01, 2015
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)...
Morgan Stanley Pressured to Drop Coal Financing
Sep 22, 2015
Embargoed for: September 22, 2015Contact: Blair FitzGibbon, 202-503-6141 Morgan Stanley Pressured to Drop Coal Financing  Rainforest Action Network Announces Campaign as Next Major Bank Targeted...
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Environmental Activists Prepare for Next Fight After Keystone Victory
Nov 06, 2015
KXL & KING “It’s good, and at the same time it cannot be the extent of Obama’s work on climate,” said Lindsey Allen, Rainforest Action...
Is Indonesia's fire crisis connected to the palm oil in...
Oct 23, 2015
OpEd on Indo fires and Snack Food 20 “If you have not flown over the region recently, it is truly difficult to grasp the immense...
Billionaires Versus Big Oil
Apr 25, 2015
“The Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Stanford University are divesting from coal… The small amounts divested so far are unlikely to have any serious short-term impact...
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