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Wednesday, Oct 11 2017
BNP Paribas Makes Sweeping Announcement to Cut Business With Tar Sands, Pipelines and LNG
For immediate release, October 11, 2017 Contacts: Blair Fitzgibbon, 1-202-503-6141, Blair@soundspeedpr.com                Rebekah Hinojosa, 956-975-6634, bekahbot@gmail.com BNP Paribas Makes Sweeping Announcement to Cut Business With Tar...
Monday, Oct 9 2017
Indigenous leader appeals to the Japanese Prime Minister: stop rainforest destruction for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2017Bruno Manser FundSarawak Dayak Iban AssociationRainforest Action NetworkMarkets For ChangeJapan Tropical Forest Action NetworkFriends of the Earth JapanContacts:Annina Aeberli, Bruno Manser...
Wednesday, Oct 4 2017
Abercrombie & Fitch Campaign Success. A Retrospective.
After years of campaigning, the $3.3 billion global fashion brand Abercrombie & Fitch just announced that it is taking action to end the risk of...
Monday, Oct 2 2017
Vice: Keeping the World's Forests Sustainable Would Cost $160 Billion
"The Rainforest Action Network takes a targeted, campaign-focused approach to forest protection, with an emphasis on climate justice, biodiversity, and human rights through the lens of corporate...
Monday, Oct 2 2017
Face Time with Two Faced Chase--- JPMorgan Chase Campaign Launch!
Here at Rainforest Action Network, we know the sure-fire way to challenge corporate power is to follow the money. That’s why we’ve officially launched our...
Friday, Sep 29 2017
The Guardian: 'Don't just rely on NGOs': finding solutions to deforestation
"“There isn’t enough action happening now to end deforestation. Companies must rectify their business practices before they expand into new territories, because that old model...
Thursday, Sep 28 2017
The Guardian: 'The last place on Earth': how Sumatra's rainforest is being cleared for palm oil
"A palm oil company is continuing to clear forest in a fast-diminishing elephant habitat in Indonesia’s Leuser ecosystem despite being the subject of two reports...
Thursday, Sep 28 2017
Coal Power Expansion Plans Slow in Vietnam, But Banks Haven’t Gotten the Memo
This blog was originally published as a case study in Banking on Climate Change: Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card 2017, by RAN, BankTrack, Sierra Club,...
Wednesday, Sep 27 2017
Kluet Hydropower Dam Threatens Upper Kluet Region of the Leuser Ecosystem
PT. Trinusa Energi Indonesia is planning to build the Kluet hydropower dam within the Leuser Ecosystem in South Aceh Regency, with a capacity of 180...
Wednesday, Sep 27 2017
Community Protests Tampur Hydroelectric Power Plant in the Leuser Ecosystem
The government of Aceh is planning to construct a hydroelectric power plant in the Leuser Ecosystem, within a designated protected forest area, precisely in Tampur,...
Tuesday, Sep 26 2017
Rainforest Action Network Launches Campaign Targeting JPMorgan Chase, Top US Funder of Tar Sands
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2017Media Contacts: Blair Fitzgibbon, 1-202-503-6141, Blair@soundspeedmedia.com Ayse Gursoz, 1-650-391-6443, Ayse@ran.org Rainforest Action Network Launches Campaign Targeting JPMorgan Chase,Top US Funder...
Tuesday, Sep 26 2017
Denver Residents and National Allies Call on City to Divest from JPMorgan Chase, #1 US Funder of Tar Sands and Top Fracking Financier, During CEO Visit
For immediate release, September 26, 2017, 1pm MT Contacts: Blair Fitzgibbon, 1-202-503-6141, Blair@soundspeedmedia.com Micah Parkin, 350 Colorado, 504-258-1247, Micah@350colorado.orgFor High Resolution Photos, please contact Jake...
Monday, Sep 25 2017
Indigenous Groups Lead Movement to Call on Banks to Drop Enbridge’s Controversial Line 3 Pipeline
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2017 Contact: Tara Houska, Honor the Earth (612) 226-9404Ruth Breech, Rainforest Action Network (415) 238-1766 Indigenous Groups Lead Movement to...
Monday, Sep 18 2017
Mongabay: Oil palm firms advance into Leuser rainforest, defying Aceh governor’s orders
"Likewise, satellite monitoring and field investigations done by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), a U.S.-based advocacy group, also showed that deforestation was ongoing in the...
Friday, Sep 15 2017
Women's Wear Daily: Abercrombie & Fitch Adopts New Policy for Sourcing Wood-Based Fabrics to Fight Deforestation
"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...
Friday, Sep 15 2017
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. adopts new sourcing policy on wood-based fabrics
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...
Friday, Sep 15 2017
Abercrombie & Fitch Commits to a Wood-Based Fabrics Policy
After years of campaigning, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. adopts a new sourcing policy on controversial wood-based fabrics! Thanks to the work of RAN supporters, Abercrombie...
Monday, Sep 11 2017
NGOs Demand Olympic Authorities End Rainforest Destruction and Human Rights Abuses Connected to Tokyo 2020 Olympics Construction
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  September 11, 2017 ***Photos available at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hfjjq01oaxa8wyg/AACxyIrcFxd0m90YKhhdmgBOa?dl=0 Contact: Peg Putt, Markets for Change, +61 418 127 580, peg.putt@gmail.com Laurel Sutherlin, Rainforest Action...
Monday, Sep 11 2017
The Fight for Land Rights is the Fight for the Forests
In Indonesia, and across the world, the fight for land rights is the fight for the forests and the climate. For communities impacted by Toba...
Monday, Sep 11 2017
End the Intimidation and Arrest of Indigenous Farmers
For communities on the frontlines of pulp and paper plantation expansion, farming their traditionally-owned land can mean intimidation and arrest. In the Lake Toba region...
Friday, Sep 8 2017
Peabody Energy — Post-Bankruptcy Business as Usual
This blog was originally published as a case study in Banking on Climate Change: Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card 2017, by RAN, Sierra Club, BankTrack,...
Friday, Sep 1 2017
Keystone XL - No Means No
This blog was originally published as a case study in Banking on Climate Change: Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card 2017, by RAN, BankTrack, Sierra Club,...
Friday, Aug 25 2017
Western Banks Backing Major Coal Plant Expansion Plans in the Philippines
This blog was originally published as a case study in Banking on Climate Change: Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card 2017, by RAN, BankTrack, Sierra Club,...
Friday, Aug 18 2017
Doing “Whatever it Takes” to Stop the Trans Mountain Pipeline
This blog was originally published as a case study in Banking on Climate Change: Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card 2017, by RAN, BankTrack, Sierra Club,...
Wednesday, Aug 16 2017
Statement from the Rainforest Action Network in response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia
Rainforest Action Network condemns domestic terrorism, the white supremacist rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia, the North Carolina District Attorney’s response to activists mobilizing against symbols...
Monday, Aug 14 2017
PepsiCo’s Greenwash: All Talk, No Action
PepsiCo, a well-greased corporation worth $18.2 Billion, is no stranger to stretching the truth, healthwashing its junk food, and greenwashing its environmental destruction. For over...
Monday, Aug 14 2017
PT. Surya Panen Subur II failing to stop illegal fires and destruction of Tripa peatland
GPS: 3°46'12.65"N, 96°35'49.20"E – Clearance of the Leuser Ecosystem’s critically important Tripa peatland has continued inside the notorious PT. Surya Panen Subur II palm oil...
Thursday, Aug 10 2017
Alternet: How Companies Like PepsiCo and McDonald’s Are Pushing Indonesia's Endangered Elephants to Extinction
"A new field investigation released by Rainforest Action Network exposes how one company is pumping conflict palm oil—palm oil connected to the clearance of tropical rainforests and the...
Wednesday, Aug 9 2017
Equal Times: Indonesia: global trade unions and NGOs back PepsiCo-linked palm oil workers in their fight for labour rights
"Recent reports from the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), the International Labour Rights Forum (ILRF), and local NGOs and unions are painting an increasingly dire picture of...
Wednesday, Aug 9 2017
Video From the Frontlines—The Fight for Indigenous Land
The fight for the land rights of the Indigenous Batak people in North Sumatra, Indonesia, is growing stronger every day. But there is still work...
Tuesday, Aug 8 2017
Food Navigator: PepsiCo Palm Oil Progress Report Dismissed as 'Masterful Window Dressing'
"PepsiCo’s efforts to provide further transparency in the palm oil supply chain have been slammed as “masterful window dressing”, in a strongly worded statement by the Rainforest...
Thursday, Aug 3 2017
Rainforest Action Network Responds to PepsiCo’s Release of Palm Oil Action Plan Progress Report
Calls it “masterful window dressing” while workers continue to suffer and forests continue to fall FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, 425.281.1989 San...
Thursday, Aug 3 2017
Kinder Morgan on Notice as Activists Blockade Facilities
Twice in the past two weeks, Kinder Morgan facilities in Richmond CA were blockaded and shut down. Rainforest Action Network was excited to partner with...
Monday, Jul 31 2017
Engadget: Technology is failing to create transparent supply chains
"Improvements in technology at the local level have been instrumental in communities' ability to participate in the protection of their forests," said Emma Lierley, Forest...
Monday, Jul 31 2017
Two Arrested After Shutting Down Kinder Morgan Terminal in Escalating Protests Against Major Tar Sands Oil Pipeline
For immediate release, July 31, 2017 Contact: Laurel Sutherlin, Rainforest Action Network — 415. 246. 0161For High Resolution Photos, please contact Ayse Gursoz at ayse@ran.org...
Wednesday, Jul 26 2017
World's Largest Pension Fund Makes Critical Misstep in New “ESG” Index, Gives Green Light to Climate Destroying Banks
Spotlight on the Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan Achieving a sustainable, climate-safe future is estimated to require an additional $2~3 trillion per year over...
Monday, Jul 24 2017
IOC complicit in unaccountable and unsustainable Tokyo Olympic Stadium construction Accepts weak standards of Tokyo Olympic authorities
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  July 24, 2017  Contact: Peg Putt, Markets for Change, +61 418 127 580, peg.putt@gmail.com Toyo Kawakami, Rainforest Action Network, +81 80 3488...
Monday, Jul 24 2017
Protesters Blockade Kinder Morgan Richmond Terminal Demanding Halt to Trans Mountain Tar Sands Pipeline
For immediate release, July 24, 2017 Contact: Patrick McCully, Rainforest Action Network - 628 224 8168Isabella Zizi, Idle No More SF Bay - 510 932...
Friday, Jul 21 2017
The Guardian: Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé accused of complicity in illegal rainforest destruction
"Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé have been accused of complicity in the destruction of Sumatra’s last tract of rainforest shared by elephants, orangutans, rhinos, and tigers together in...
Friday, Jul 21 2017
Consumers Beware: New Report Exposes Conflict Palm Oil Flooding the Market; Rouge Company Caught a Second Time Destroying Endangered Elephant Habitat
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 21, 2017 CONTACT: Christopher J. Herrera, Christopher@ran.org, 510.290.5282 Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, 425.2811989 Consumers Beware: New Report Exposes Conflict Palm...
Friday, Jul 21 2017
PT. Agra Bumi Niaga: Continues to destroy elephant habitat and sell Conflict Palm Oil to Suppliers of Major Brands Across the Globe
A RAN field investigation has unearthed evidence of ongoing destruction of critical elephant habitat by PT. Agra Bumi Niaga just months after the company was...
Monday, Jul 17 2017
Critically Endangered Orangutans Lose Habitat To Make Way For New Plantations
Three days in a row, five orangutans saved from plantations in Pancasila Sub-village, Mekar Makmur Village, Sei Lepan Sub-district, Langkat District, North Sumatra. The orangutan...
Thursday, Jun 22 2017
Mizuho Bank Presented with “2017 Irresponsible Bank Japan Award” in front of Annual Shareholder Meeting
IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 23 2017, 10:00 AM JST CONTACT: Toyo Kawakami, Rainforest Action Network: +81-80-3488-9849, toyo@ran.org Marie Tanao, 350.org Japan: +81-90-2183-2113, marie.tanao@350.org Ayumi Fukakusa, Friends...
Thursday, Jun 22 2017
New Community Grievances Against Pulp Giant Asia Pulp & Paper Pose Continued Risks to Buyers and Investors
Ongoing social conflicts persist despite company commitments to respect rights and resolve disputes CONTACT: Rudiansyah, rudi.jambi@gmail.com, +62 813 66699091; Patrick Anderson, patrickanderson1960@gmail.com, +62 812 1965 0850  ...
Thursday, Jun 22 2017
Japanese Banks Failing to Respond to Climate Risks, New Reports Find
IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 22 2017, 4:00pm JST CONTACT: Toyo Kawakami, Rainforest Action Network: +81-80-3488-9849, toyo@ran.org Marie Taneo, 350.org Japan: +81-90-2183-2113, marie.tanao@350.org Ayumi Fukakusa, Friends of...
Wednesday, Jun 21 2017
Your bank is funding extreme fossil fuels. Tell it to stop.
Banks continue to pour billions and billions into the most extreme fossil fuels — pushing us toward climate disaster and trampling on human rights along...
Wednesday, Jun 21 2017
New Report Reveals Bank Policies Fail to Respond to Climate Risks
CONTACT: Ayse Gursoz, Rainforest Action Network: +1-650-391-6443, ayse@ran.orgYann Louvel, BankTrack: +33-688-907-868, yann@banktrack.org Cindy Carr, Sierra Club: +1-202-495-3034, cindy.carr@sierraclub.org David Turnbull, Oil Change International: +1-202-316-3499, david@priceofoil.org...
Monday, Jun 19 2017
PT. Tualang Raya Continues To Destroy Elephant Habitat In Breach of Moratorium
GPS: 4°46'01.57"N, 97°31'15.26"E–Field investigations have once again confirmed active clearance of lowland rainforests by PT. Tualang Raya for a new palm oil plantation. For nearly...
Tuesday, Jun 13 2017
Amid EU Palm Oil Bill Debate, New Members Join Leading Initiative to Reform Palm Oil Industry
The Palm Oil Innovation Group welcomes major global companies L’Oréal and Barry Callebaut CONTACT: London: Gemma Tillack, Gemma@ran.org, +1 415.350.0341 US: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org,...
Tuesday, Jun 13 2017
1300 people protest for land rights, against Toba Pulp Lestari in Indonesia!
On June 8th, over 1,300 people, representing over 30 organizations and communities, held a peaceful action and march in the town of Balige, North Sumatra....
Tuesday, Jun 13 2017
Financial Times: Banks must stop funding dirty oil
"On June 1, people all over the world were united in their condemnation of Donald Trump’s xenophobic, anti-science and jobs-destroying decision to withdraw from the...
Monday, Jun 12 2017
NGOs Call For Systemic Reforms To RSPO Certification Scheme Beyond Standards Review
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 12, 2017 CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, +1.425.281.1989, Emma@ran.org NGOs Call For Systemic Reforms To RSPO Certification Scheme Beyond Standards Review...
Monday, Jun 12 2017
Rainforest Action Network (RAN) Issues Response to IOI Group’s Updated “Sustainable Palm Oil Policy”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 12, 2017 CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, +1 425.281.1989 Rainforest Action Network (RAN) Issues Response to IOI Group’s Updated “Sustainable...
Saturday, Jun 10 2017
28 major banks warned not to finance Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
For Immediate Release: June 9, 2017 Contacts:Jason Disterhoft, Senior Campaigner at Rainforest Action Network, 1-312-402-8075 Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of British...
Friday, Jun 9 2017
Mongabay: ‘Give us back our land’: paper giants struggle to resolve conflicts with communities in Sumatra
"A new campaign by a leading environmental NGO offers a rare glimpse into the frontlines of Indonesia’s “deforestation crisis,” where communities are locked in land...
Friday, Jun 9 2017
From Paris to the E.R.: Why climate change matters
I almost died five years ago. I was visiting my partner’s parents in Corpus Christi, Texas, when it became difficult to breathe. Corpus Christi is...
Tuesday, Jun 6 2017
5 Things You Need to Know About Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline
It’s DAPL all over again, and it’s happening right under our nose.  UPDATE: 28 major banks warned not to finance Trans Mountain pipeline expansion This...
Thursday, Jun 1 2017
RAN Statement on the Trump Administration and the Paris Climate Accord
"The Trump administration’s decision to pull out of the groundbreaking Paris Climate Accord is as unsurprising as it is ignorant. Flying in the face of...
Thursday, Jun 1 2017
Brown University Students and Alumni Confront PepsiCo Executive on Labor Abuses
This guest blog comes to us from Charlotte Biren - activist, volunteer, and Brown University alum, Class of 2016.  As a 2016 Brown University grad,...
Wednesday, May 31 2017
JPMorgan Chase: When Will They Learn?
Here at Rainforest Action Network, we know the sure-fire way to challenge corporate power is to follow the money. Over the last few months our...
Thursday, May 25 2017
Eco Business: NGO and PepsiCo feud over deforestation, labour claims
"American food and beverage giant PepsiCo is under fire from environmental campaigners Rainforest Action Network (RAN) for using palm oil tainted with deforestation and labour...
Wednesday, May 24 2017
Life at the Frontlines of Indonesia’s Deforestation and Landgrabbing Crisis
A new campaign from Rainforest Action Network provides a rare look at the communities living at the edge of Indonesia’s rainforests destroyed for pulp and...
Tuesday, May 23 2017
It’s time for Asia Pulp & Paper to keep its promises
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is the largest pulp and paper producer in both Indonesia and China. With a stark history of deforestation and human...
Tuesday, May 23 2017
It’s time for Toba Pulp Lestari to keep its promises
Toba Pulp Lestari (TPL) is a pulp and paper company based in the Lake Toba region of North Sumatra, Indonesia. The pulp giant is associated...
Tuesday, May 23 2017
About “Beyond Paper Promises”
The fate of Indonesia’s forests has been at the forefront of international concern for decades. These forests are known worldwide for their incredible biodiversity, their...
Monday, May 22 2017
Toward a More Responsible Food System, RAN’s Ashley Schaeffer Yildiz at the Reducetarian Summit
It was an honor to join the first ever Reducetarian Summit, which took place in New York City this past weekend. Over 500 people spent...
Tuesday, May 16 2017
Groups Tell JPMorgan Chase to Defund Tar Sands
May 16, 2017 James Dimon, Chair and CEO JPMorgan Chase & Co. 270 Park Ave. New York, NY 10017 Dear Mr. Dimon, We write to...
Wednesday, May 10 2017
TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS SCANDAL:
PRESS RELEASE May 10 2017   Contact: [Japan] Akira Harada, JATAN, harada@jatan.org, +81 90 9156 1291 [Switzerland] Annina Aeberli, Bruno Manser Fund, annina.aeberli@bmf.ch, +41 79...
Wednesday, May 10 2017
Urgent investigation required as use of plywood likely linked to tropical forest destruction and human rights abuses found at construction site of new Tokyo Olympic Stadium
PRESS RELEASE April 20th 2017 Contact: [Japan] Junichi Mishiba, Friends of the Earth Japan, mishiba@foejapan.org +81 3 6909 5983 [Australia] Peg Putt, Markets For Change,...
Tuesday, May 9 2017
Teamsters, IUF Come Out In Support of Indonesian Palm Oil Workers; Pressure PepsiCo On Lack of Action Against Child Labor, Worker Exploitation For Palm Oil
Major trade unions demand action following release of a new report which reveals connections between the snack food giant and major importers of palm oil...
Monday, May 8 2017
Houses Burned, Shots Fired as Indonesian Farmers Arrested for Protesting Illegal Harvesting and Land Grab by Agribusiness
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Christopher Herrera, christopher@ran.org, 510.290.5282 Emma Rae Lierly, emma@ran.org, 425.281.1989Brihannala Morgan, bria@ran.org, 415.341.7051 Houses Burned, Shots Fired as Indonesian Farmers Arrested for...
Wednesday, May 3 2017
#FloodTrump Makes Waves at the Peoples Climate March
“Resistance is here to stay, welcome to your 100th day!" Activists marked President Trump's 100th day in office with the 2017 Peoples Climate March in...
Wednesday, May 3 2017
Global methodology announced for putting No Deforestation into practice
United coalition of industry and NGO actors release toolkit needed to distinguish and protect tropical rainforests Bali, 3rd of May, 2017 – Today, a new and...
Wednesday, May 3 2017
Child Labor and Worker Exploitation: A Bad Investment
Delays and inaction. That is all we’ve seen from PepsiCo for the past four years as Rainforest Action Network and our allies have continued to...
Monday, May 1 2017
From Haymarket to Indonesia: Workers Continue the Fight
The Haymarket affair happened in Chicago, IL in 1887, when workers striking for fair pay and 8 hour work day were met with gunshots and a...
Friday, Apr 28 2017
RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK (RAN) ISSUES RESPONSE TO IOI GROUP'S STATEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, +1 425 281 1989 San Francisco, CA - Controversial palm oil giant IOI Group released a statement today outlining...
Thursday, Apr 27 2017
PepsiCo Places Investors, Consumers at Risk of Exposure to Child Labor, Deforestation, and Human Rights Abuse
New report reveals connections between the snack food giant and major importers of palm oil connected to environmental and social scandal FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:...
Thursday, Apr 27 2017
Exposing PepsiCo’s Real Agenda
Corporate spin. Greenwash. Words that come to mind when I think about PepsiCo’s latest sustainability report. PepsiCo’s new 2025 Sustainability agenda claims it will deliver...
Tuesday, Apr 25 2017
The New York Times: A Refuge for Orangutans, and a Quandary for Environmentalists
“Isolated acts of kindness by bad actors like PT S.S.S. don’t erase that history and current pattern of destructive behavior, and they won’t save the...
Tuesday, Apr 25 2017
Every Investor Has A Responsibility | Forests & Finance Dossier
We all know that keeping the world’s remaining tropical forests standing is essential for sustaining a healthy and habitable planet, but major institutional investors and...
Monday, Apr 24 2017
Major International Banks and Investors Finance Devastating Impacts of Forest-Risk Commodities
New Report Finds Eight Corporate Giants in Palm Oil, Pulp and Paper, Timber and Rubber Involved in Social and Environmental Scandal; Exposes Financial Backing  FOR...
Friday, Apr 21 2017
Reuters: Tokyo's wooden Olympic stadium using timber linked to rights abuses, charities say
An investigation by the charities this month twice found plywood from Sarawak-based Shin Yang at the National Stadium construction site - a breach of Japan's...
Thursday, Apr 20 2017
Bloomberg: Rainforest Wood Breaches Tokyo Green Olympic Vow, Activists Say
Activist groups called for an independent investigation into the use of wood possibly originating from Malaysian forests for the construction of Tokyo’s Olympic stadium, saying...
Tuesday, Apr 11 2017
Does your “Sustainable” Palm Oil Contain Child Labor and Worker Exploitation?
When consumers see the bright green “Sustainable” label on foods certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), many breathe a sigh of relief...
Thursday, Apr 6 2017
Energy Transfer: Which Banks Continue to Support the Company Behind DAPL?
Just like a homeowner might refinance their mortgage, when a company refinances its debt, it can replace its agreement with the banks with a new...
Wednesday, Apr 5 2017
1.1 MILLION HELP KICK BANNON OFF THE NSC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, April 5, 2017 WASHINGTON — Today, Steve Bannon was removed from the National Security Council. It’s a victory against white supremacy, extremism...
Wednesday, Apr 5 2017
PepsiCo CEO the Target of Actual Protest
PepsiCo has seen scorn, outrage, and righteous anger after co-opting Ieshia Evans iconic photo at a Movement for Black Lives protest, combining it with the...
Friday, Mar 31 2017
PT. Indo Sawit Perkasa caught destroying the lowland rainforests of Singkil-Bengkung
GPS: 2°51'22.3"N, 97°53'52.2"E – Rogue palm oil producer PT. Indo Sawit Perkasa has been found actively clearing lowland rainforests in Singkil-Bengkung. This destruction was uncovered by...
Friday, Mar 24 2017
Who's Bankrolling TransCanada?
Banking on TransCanada Means Banking on Keystone XL Today, the Trump administration approved TransCanada’s latest permit to build the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline -...
Thursday, Mar 23 2017
The key to stopping Keystone XL? Follow the money
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...
Thursday, Mar 23 2017
The Hill: The key to stopping Keystone XL? Follow the money
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...
Tuesday, Mar 21 2017
Alternet: Pepsi, McDonalds, Nestlé, Other Major Brands Implicated in Illegal Destruction of Critical Elephant Habitat (video)
"A Rainforest Action Network field investigation team has documented new evidence of large-scale, illegal rainforest destruction within habitat critical to the survival of the Sumatran...
Tuesday, Mar 21 2017
Kraft Heinz Company Bows to Pressure, Commits to Clean Up Palm Oil Supply Chain
Rainforest Action Network welcomes the new policy but warns of remaining risks FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, +1 425.281.1989 San Francisco -...
Wednesday, Mar 8 2017
Proposed Wood Source for APP’s Controversial OKI Mill Sparks Community Conflict and Protest
A potential wood supplier for one of the world’s largest pulp and paper mills does not have the consent of local communities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
Wednesday, Mar 8 2017
NGO Coalition Calls On IOI To Respect Land Rights in Sarawak
For 20 years, the Indigenous Long Teran Kenan communities in Sarawak, Malaysia have fought for the customary rights to their lands. They have watched as...
Monday, Mar 6 2017
How many trees are cut down every year?
Rainforests across the world are in great danger. Food and Agriculture Organization’s 2016 State of the Forests report revealed that 7 million hectares of forest...
Wednesday, Mar 1 2017
BNP Paribas Bankrolling Climate Change, Pollution, and Wildlife Extinction Through Texas LNG Project; Low Income and Native Communities Targeted Once Again
CONTACT: Blair FitzGibbon, Rainforest Action Networkblair@soundspeedmedia.com 202-503-6141 Christopher Herrera, Director of Communications, Rainforest Action Networkchristopher@ran.org, 415-659-0557 Lucie Pinson, Private Finance Campaigner, Les Amis de la...
Tuesday, Feb 28 2017
Illegal Deforestation of Elephant Habitat by PT. ABN Uncovered within the Leuser Ecosystem
GPS: 4°34'0.60"N, 97°41'7.20"E A Rainforest Action Network (RAN) field investigation has found evidence of active, illegal clearance of critically endangered Sumatran elephant habitat within the rainforests...
Thursday, Feb 23 2017
Coal Roadshow: JPMorgan Chase propping up new coal plant in Poland
Less than one year after committing not to finance new coal power in the developed world, JPMorgan Chase uses policy loophole to finance company planning...
Friday, Feb 17 2017
Triple Pundit: NGOs: Key Palm Oil Players Are Still Linked to Deforestation and Human Rights Abuse
Indoagri, a subsidiary of Indofood, which has a business relationship to PepsiCo, is under fire yet again. RAN, the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) and the...