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Keystone XL pipeline closer to reality after State Department review

he State Department is awaiting a separate report from its inspector general, into allegations by environmental groups that a contractor's review was biased because of connections to TransCanada and the oil industry.

The Guardian
Friday, January 31, 2014

Activists defeating coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest

This week, Goldman Sachs sold off its share in the largest proposed coal
Friday, January 10, 2014

Goldman Sachs pulls out of proposed coal terminal

Here in the Northwest, proposals to build coal terminals have generated opposition from environmentalists, tribes and communities. They're worried about climate change from the burning of more coal,as well as increases in coal train and ship traffic in their own region.

Market Place
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

ICCR Members Challenge Banks on Ethics and Emissions

And Bank of America has provided $6.4 billion in funding for the coal industry during the past two years alone.

Social Funds
Saturday, January 25, 2014

Activists Hold 270 Vigils Urging President Obama to Reject Keystone XL Following Environmental Review

Release Date: 
Monday, February 3, 2014

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 of climate pollution and clearly fails the climate test set by President Obama. 

Goldman Sachs Sacks Coal Terminal Investment

Release Date: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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. The move comes after coal companies and their proponents have tabled or dropped three out of six proposed coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest in the last two years.

Students and university clash on free speech

Students all over the nation have been exercising their right to free speech in a coordinated effort to stop actions which damage the climate. Organized by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), a campaign against Bank of America and Citibank has engaged college students to stage protests when these bank recruiters visit their campuses.


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Worst-Case Scenario for Oil Sands Comes to Life, WikiLeak Docs Show



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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Banking on Coal: Undermining our Climate

Release Date: 
Friday, November 15, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO—Three U.S. banks: Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America lead the financing of the world’s coal mining industry and are spotlighted in a new study entitled Banking on Coal, released today at the COP 19 in Warsaw, Poland. While coal consumption has declined in the U.S., globally, coal production has grown by 69 percent since 2000 and has now reached 7.9 billion tons annually. Coal is the single largest source of carbon emissions contributing to climate change.