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Banks to Measure Climate Emissions Resulting from Investments

Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO--This morning the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) and the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) announced a new initiative to help financial institutions measure emissions from lending and investment portfolios. The initiative comes less than a month after a new climate report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which called the warming of the climate system, in the form of unprecedented melting ice and temperature and sea level rises, “unequivocal.”  

Keystone XL protesters arrested in downtown Houston (video)

Police advised those arrested that they faced up to a $1,000 fine and 180 days in jail.

“They feel strongly enough that they’re going to take that risk,” said Amanda Starbuck, a spokeswoman for the Rainforest Action Network, which also organized the protest.

Fuel Fix
Monday, September 16, 2013

13 arrested in TransCanada protest

Police warned protesters they could face up to a $1,000 fine and 180 days in jail prior to arresting them, the Houston Chronicle said.

"They feel strongly enough that they're going to take that risk," said Amanda Starbuck, a spokeswoman for the Rainforest Action Network, which helped organize the protest.

Among those arrested were a former Exxon employee and a former Chevron geologist, both of whom quit their jobs because they were concerned about the environmental impact they were having.
Monday, September 16, 2013

36 People Risk Arrest at State Department Office in Boston Protesting Keystone XL Pipeline

Release Date: 
Monday, October 7, 2013

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BOSTON, MA — Thirty-six people risked arrest today while staging a peaceful sit-in at the State Department’s office in Secretary Kerry's hometown of Boston in opposition to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. More than 200 supporters also rallied at Monday’s event in support of those risking arrest.

Greenpeace and Rainforest Action Network Call Out Bank of America for Major Stake in Coal India Deal

Release Date: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Ashish Fernandes, Greenpeace (857) 288-9357
Kerul Dyer, Rainforest Action Network, (415) 866-0005,

Obama's Keystone Regrets

The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sixty Activists Risk Arrest at State Department in Protest of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Release Date: 
Monday, August 12, 2013

Molly Haigh, Fitzgibbon Media, 907-750-1999
Sarah Lane, CREDO, 415-369-2104