Press Releases

Wednesday, Feb 1 2017
Rainforest Action Network Executive Director Lindsey Allen statement in response to Senate’s confirmation of former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as U.S. Secretary of State
The confirmation of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State threatens to eliminate all barriers between corporate power and the U.S. government. We now have the...
Friday, Jan 27 2017
RAN Statement on Continued Investment in Energy Transfer Equity
For Immediate Release, January 26, 2017Contact: Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, (510) 747-8476 RAN Statement on Continued Investment in Energy Transfer Equity Company Still Represents...
Tuesday, Jan 24 2017
Statement on Trump Executive Actions on Keystone KXL and Dakota Access Pipeline
The people have spoken — against the KXL pipeline; against the Dakota Access Pipeline; against the trampling of Native American rights; and against the outdated...
Thursday, Jan 19 2017
Lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret follows growing trend, adopts new policy on controversial wood-based fabrics
Rainforest Action Network commends popular brand, and its parent company L Brands, for joining leading fashion companies in addressing deforestation and human rights abuses for...
Thursday, Jan 19 2017
APP’s New Pulp Mill Endangers Indonesia’s Climate Change Commitments
Asia Pulp & Paper’s $3 billion mill locks in high carbon emissions and fire threat for decades. NGOs call on company to stop using drained...
Friday, Jan 6 2017
Rainforest Action Network Commends Ralph Lauren Corporation for New Policy on Wood-based Fabrics
The global fashion house develops sourcing policy, recognizes urgency of addressing deforestation for fashion, and sends signal to the market  CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org,...
Wednesday, Jan 4 2017
For First Time in History, Indonesian Government Recognizes Indigenous Customary Land Rights; Returns Contested Company Concessions to Local Communities
After decades of resistance, RAN celebrates return of community lands from pulp giant Toba Pulp Lestari (TPL) to the North Sumatra Indigenous community of Pandumaan -...
Tuesday, Dec 13 2016
BREAKING: RAN Documents Active Rainforest Destruction Inside ‘Orangutan Capital of the World’ Despite Indonesian Government Moratorium
RAN field teams uncover fresh evidence of deforestation within the Tripa peatland, part of Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem; supplier connected to palm oil traders Wilmar and...
Friday, Dec 9 2016
Amid Ongoing Controversy, Palm Oil Giant Indofood’s Certifier Suspended
NGOs demand action from RSPO to formally suspend Indofood following documented cases of child labor, worker exploitation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org,...
Tuesday, Dec 6 2016
Civil Society Warns Olympic Committee Over Risks of Human Rights Abuses, Rainforest Destruction and Illegal Logging in Run-Up to 2020 Tokyo Games
Contact: [Japan] Yuki Sakamoto, Global Environmental Forum, sakamoto@gef.or.jp, +81-3-5825-9735 [US] Hana Heineken, Rainforest Action Network, hheineken@ran.org, +1-609-553-4844 [Malaysia] Nicholas Mujah, Sarawak Dayak Iban Association, sadiahq@gmail.com,...
Monday, Nov 28 2016
PALM OIL INNOVATION GROUP PRESENTS LEADING LABOUR PRACTICES TO UPHOLD WORKERS’ RIGHTS
New publication on labour rights comes at critical time as growing body of research highlights widespread labour rights issues in conventional palm oil industry. FOR...
Friday, Nov 18 2016
Obama Abandons Gulf of Mexico in Offshore Drilling Plan
November 18, 2016 Contact:Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, 510-747-8476 Obama Abandons Gulf of Mexico in Offshore Drilling Plan Today, President Obama released the next five-year...
Tuesday, Nov 15 2016
HCS Convergence Process Concludes: Agreement on Unified Approach to Implementing No Deforestation Commitments
8 November 2016 Bangkok, Thailand -- Following a year of intensive work, the HCS Convergence Working Group announced in Bangkok that they have reached agreement on...
Monday, Nov 7 2016
RAN Statement on Citigroup’s Leading Role in Financing Dakota Access Pipeline
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, November 7, 2016 PDF available here   Contact:           Christopher J. Herrera, Rainforest Action Network, 510. 290. 5282 Amanda Starbuck, Rainforest Action...
Sunday, Nov 6 2016
Laporan Terbaru: Pembukaan Hutan terus Dilakukan oleh Industri Kelapa Sawit Meskipun Moratorium Berlaku, Mengancam Kelangsungan Hidup Spesies dan Keselamatan Hidup Jutaan Manusia
Ekosistem Leuser dalam keadaan kritis setelah hutan hujan dan lahan gambut terus dirusak untuk perkebunan kelapa sawit, mengancam habitat gajah Sumatra dan orangutan KONTAK: U.S. —...
Sunday, Nov 6 2016
New Report: Despite Moratorium, Ongoing Forest Clearance by Palm Oil Industry Threatens Survival of Key Species and Safety and Livelihood for Millions
Critical Leuser Ecosystem suffers continued destruction of lowland rainforest and peatland areas for palm oil; Plantations threaten disappearing Sumatran elephant and orangutan habitat CONTACT: U.S. based —...
Thursday, Oct 27 2016
New Study Exposes Serious Threats to Texas Coastal Communities
For release, 6am EST October 27, 2016 CONTACT: Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network: +1 510 747 8476, virali@ran.org  New Study Exposes Serious Threats to Texas...
Thursday, Oct 13 2016
New Report Blasts President Obama’s Record on Climate Change
For release, October 13, 2016 Contact: Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, (510) 747-8476, virali@ran.org   New Report Blasts President Obama’s Record on Climate Change Reveals...
Tuesday, Oct 11 2016
Amid Controversy, NGOs Call for Suspension of Palm Oil Giant Indofood from RSPO
After a second scathing investigation documents systemic labor violations on Indofood palm oil plantations in Indonesia, groups call for action from the RSPO FOR IMMEDIATE...
Tuesday, Sep 27 2016
International Coalition Throws Elaborate Protest At PepsiCo’s Global Headquarters
Groups deliver petition with a quarter of a million signatures, call on the snack food giant to take meaningful action to halt deforestation and human...
Tuesday, Sep 20 2016
Groups Rally Outside U.N. to Protest Coal Development Near World’s Largest Mangrove Forest
For Immediate Release: September 19, 2016 Expert contacts: Jenny Bock, Friends of the Earth U.S., (202) 222-0754, jbock@foe.org Communications contact:  Kate Colwell, (202) 222-0744, kcolwell@foe.org Cindy Carr, (202) 495-3034, cindy.carr@sierraclub.org Groups rally...
Monday, Sep 19 2016
Banks Sponsoring ‘Climate Week NYC’ Responsible for Investing Billions in Extreme Fossil Fuels
For release, September 19, 2016 CONTACT: Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network: +1 510 747 8476, virali@ran.org   Banks Sponsoring ‘Climate Week NYC’ Responsible for Investing...
Thursday, Sep 15 2016
‘Keep it in the Ground’ Movement Delivers One Million Signatures to the White House
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...
Wednesday, Sep 14 2016
PepsiCo Issues Progress Report, Confirms Ties To Conflict Palm Oil
PepsiCo’s palm oil problems far from addressed, says Rainforest Action Network (RAN) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, +1.425.281.1989, Emma@ran.org San Francisco, CA -...
Friday, Sep 9 2016
New Report Finds Global Food Giants PepsiCo, Indofood Linked to Poverty Wages, Worker Exploitation and Discrimination
The second field investigation in a year documents systemic labor violations on Indofood-owned palm oil plantations in Indonesia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley,...