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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...
Friday, Feb 17 2017
Jakarta Globe: NGOs Slam IndoAgri Over Labor Rights Abuses and Poor Sustainability Policies
Indofood is once again under fire after the discovery that its agribusiness subsidiary, IndoAgri, was allegedly exploiting workers, some of them minors, in its plantations...
Wednesday, Feb 15 2017
PepsiCo Still Linked to Conflict and Exploitation Despite New Palm Oil Policy from Partner Indofood
International NGOs criticize “corporate window dressing,” call for revisions and real action to address worker exploitation, land rights conflicts and deforestation in Indofood's global operations....
Friday, Feb 10 2017
RAN Statement on Final Loan Disbursements for Dakota Access Pipeline
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...
Tuesday, Feb 7 2017
Mongabay: Will there really be enough sustainable palm oil for the whole market?
And then there is the issue of the quality of the RSPO’s green label itself. The roundtable’s standard only protects old-growth primary forests and deep...
Thursday, Feb 2 2017
Over 500,000 people tell banks, No DAPL!
We have watched as President Trump indicated he will sign executive orders that will go back on decades of progress; advancing projects like the Dakota Access...
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...
Wednesday, Jan 25 2017
Victoria’s Secret commits to rainforest-free fabrics
Big news! Victoria’s Secret recently announced it will take action to end the risk of forest destruction in its clothing.
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...
Friday, Jan 20 2017
The Nation: Activists slam giant Indonesian mill for environmental damage
Green groups said Thursday that one of the world’s biggest pulp mills which started production on Indonesia’s Sumatra island last month was causing enormous environmental...
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
Reuters: EXCLUSIVE-Lingerie maker Victoria's Secret looks to uncover supply chain issues
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...
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...
Monday, Jan 16 2017
The Independent: HSBC funding destruction of vast areas of Indonesian rainforest, new report claims
HSBC also reportedly helped arrange $360 million of financing for companies in the Salim Group. Greenpeace alleges “extensive forest destruction” has taken place on the...
Wednesday, Jan 11 2017
Just Style: Ralph Lauren Makes Forest-Friendly Sourcing Pledge
The company's pledge on wood-based fabrics has been developed in cooperation with Rainforest Action Network (RAN), whose 'Out of Fashion' campaign aims to bring attention...
Monday, Jan 9 2017
2017 Problems: Factory Farmed Meat & Conflict Palm Oil
We are what we eat. Every single thing we put into our mouths affects our body on a cellular level and has a huge impact...
Friday, Jan 6 2017
The New York Times: Ralph Lauren Joins Fight to Ensure Fabrics Not Damaging Forests and Lives
RAN's "Out of Fashion" campaign to publicize the impacts of forest-based fabrics has called on major U.S. brands to adopt stringent, sustainable sourcing systems. ......
Friday, Jan 6 2017
Women's Wear Daily: Rainforest Action Network Lauds Ralph Lauren for Wood-Based Fabrics Policy
Ralph Lauren’s policy and actions on wood-based fabrics were developed in cooperation with Rainforest Action Network and its “Out of Fashion” campaign. (read more)  ...
Friday, Jan 6 2017
Environmental Leader: Sustainable Supply Chains: Ralph Lauren Is Latest Corporation to Commit to Sourcing Materials from Responsible Suppliers
Ralph Lauren’s policy on wood-based fabrics was developed in cooperation with Rainforest Action Network, whose Out of Fashion campaign targets major apparel and luxury-good companies and puts...
Friday, Jan 6 2017
Reuters: Ralph Lauren joins fight to ensure fabrics not damaging forests and lives
Ralph Lauren is the latest in a growing number of fashion companies to pledge to investigate its supply chain to determine if it is using...
Friday, Jan 6 2017
Ralph Lauren Commits to Rainforest-Free Fabrics
Big news! After years of campaigning and corporate negotiation, Ralph Lauren just took the first step to end the risk of forest destruction in its...
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,...
Thursday, Jan 5 2017
Jakarta Globe: Jokowi Praised for Returning Land Rights to Indigenous Communities
International environmental group Rainforest Action Network has praised President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo for recognizing customary land rights. ... "When customary rights are recognized, the communities can make the...
Thursday, Jan 5 2017
Indigenous Land Rights Recognized for Pandumaan-Sipituhuta in Indonesia
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-Sipituhuta; encourages...
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, Jan 3 2017
2016: Reflecting on a Year of Action for Rainforest-Free Fashion, Indonesia’s forests, and the people who depend on them
It’s been an amazing year for the Rainforest-free Pulp and Paper campaign! We’ve taken on some of the biggest names in the fashion industry, holding...
Wednesday, Dec 28 2016
Eco-Business: The top 5 CSR stories in 2016
California-based Rainforest Action Network (RAN), Indonesia-based community group Tuk Indonesia and Dutch consultancy Profundo revealed that at least $38 billion worth of commercial loans and underwriting facilities were...
Friday, Dec 23 2016
Thanks to you: 2016 Milestones & Victories
Thanks to your support, Rainforest Action Network has made real progress and reached major milestones this year! Yes, the road ahead is daunting — but...
Thursday, Dec 22 2016
The Hill: After drilling decision, focus needs to turn to protecting the Gulf, clean energy
Lindsey Allen, Executive Director of Rainforest Action Network, offers a perspective on President Obama's latest environmental decision: This week President Obama showed legislative creativity, using...
Thursday, Dec 22 2016
Keep it in the Ground Became a National Conversation in 2016!
Dear RAN Supporters, Thank you! In the past year, we made significant steps in keeping fossil fuels in the ground! With your leadership, support and...
Thursday, Dec 22 2016
2016: From Financiers to the Forest Floor
It was a momentous year for RAN’s Forest Program. In 2016, RAN followed through in our commitment to challenge abuses of corporate power and to...
Thursday, Dec 22 2016
Which brands can you trust?
As I travel across the world for Rainforest Action Network’s campaign to transform the palm oil sector I am always asked one simple question. “Which...
Thursday, Dec 22 2016
2016: Driving PepsiCo towards Change
2016 has been a busy year for the Conflict Palm Oil organizing program. When we kicked off the year, we decided to really ramp up...
Thursday, Dec 22 2016
YES Magazine: 7 Things the Defund DAPL Campaign Has Achieved So Far
YES Magazine highlights how pressuring banks to step away from the Dakota Access Pipeline is having results, including impacts on how they view human rights....
Tuesday, Dec 20 2016
One Green Planet: We Are What the Corporations Feed Us? Why Challenging Our Broken Food System is Important
We’ve handed over one of the most important decisions for the health of our bodies and the planet – what to eat and how we...
Wednesday, Dec 14 2016
The United States of Exxon? Tillerson and Trump
Stand Up Against This Very Real Threat. It seems harder and harder to come up with the appropriate language, but Donald Trump’s nomination of Exxon...
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...
Tuesday, Dec 13 2016
PT. Dua Perkasa Lestari Destroying the “Orangutan Capital of the World”
GPS: 3°49'52.69"N, 96°35'57.01"E –A new field investigation by Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has uncovered video evidence of active forest clearance and the dredging of peat...
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,...
Saturday, Dec 3 2016
The New York Times: How Big Banks Are Putting Rain Forests in Peril
“The allocation of finance is so influential in our economy and to our environment,” said Tom Picken of the Rainforest Action Network. “But there’s little...
Thursday, Dec 1 2016
PepsiCo: Performance without Principles
We've got PepsiCo’s attention, and we know that the company is feeling the heat. Over the past 5 months, we’ve hunted down PepsiCo’s biggest and...
Wednesday, Nov 30 2016
Reuters: Palm oil industry watchdog lax on human rights - critics
Human rights advocates say the RSPO's labour guidelines show little concern for the welfare of workers, making its claim that its members are sustainable producers...
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 25 2016
Vice: Is Indonesia’s Leuser Rainforest For Sale?
"It's hard to adequately express the importance of the Leuser Ecosystem, both to the millions of Acehnese people who depend on it for their livelihoods...
Wednesday, Nov 23 2016
Urgent Action for Endangered Orangutans
One of the few remaining primary forests in West Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo), Sungai Putri is home to between 750 and 1750 critically endangered Bornean orangutans....
Monday, Nov 21 2016
One Green Planet: From Conflict Palm Oil to Factory Farms: The True Cost of Tyson's Cheap Food
Tyson Foods, in its over 80 years of operation, has had a hugely negative impact on our food system. Tyson Foods profits off the cheap...
Monday, Nov 21 2016
Tyson Foods, Conflict Palm Oil & Factory Farming: A Pre-Holiday Look at the True Cost of Industrial Food.
 Content Warning: Images of Industrial Farming and Animal Violence. The average American dinner plate - meat, potatoes and/or a frozen packaged meal with Conflict Palm Oil....
Friday, Nov 18 2016
Huffington Post: Obama Administration Blocks Arctic Oil Drilling Through 2022
Huffington Post: “This move locks the Gulf into another five years of corporate giveaways ― with decades more of climate pollution, offshore oil spills, devastation...
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...
Wednesday, Nov 16 2016
Activists Confront PepsiCo Leaders Across the Country
Last week, RAN activists confronted both Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo and Al Carey, CEO of PepsiCo North America, on the company’s connection to the...
Tuesday, Nov 15 2016
Calls for Labor Reform Dominate Annual Palm Oil Sustainability Meeting
RAN and Allies Bring Labor Issues Front and Center for the Palm Oil Industry The issues faced by the roughly 3.5 million workers in the...
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...
Tuesday, Nov 15 2016
Fortune: The U.S. Army Calls for More Analysis of Dakota Access Pipeline
“This delay provides an opportunity for the U.S. government to resolve outstanding issues to the full satisfaction of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and end...
Thursday, Nov 10 2016
Grist: Is your bank funding the Dakota Access Pipeline? Here’s how to find a new bank.
Grist responds to a reader's question on banks that are environmentally responsible, highlighting the 2016 report card from the Rainforest Action Network that grades the major banks...
Wednesday, Nov 9 2016
A Note on the US Election
This is a sobering moment. Today I am filled with both disappointment and determination, inspired by the demonstrations of love, resistance and solidarity from around...
Tuesday, Nov 8 2016
Reuters: Energy Transfer says not slowing construction of North Dakota pipeline
"It's clearly causing a lot of public concern and this is really a challenge to the reputation of the banks involved in this loan and...
Tuesday, Nov 8 2016
Sustainable Brands: CPG Giants, NGOs, Traders Agree on Unifying Definition of 'No Deforestation' Palm Oil
After a year of intensive work, the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Convergence Working Group announced in Bangkok today that they have reached agreement on a single, coherent set of...
Tuesday, Nov 8 2016
Jakarta Globe: Leuser Still Exploited by Palm Oil Companies Despite Moratorium: NGO
The Rainforest Action Network, a California-based environmental group, has released a report showing that palm oil companies operating in the Leuser Ecosystem in Aceh are still...
Tuesday, Nov 8 2016
Politico Morning Energy: America Votes Today
Green group demands Citibank stop funding project: The Rainforest Action Network asked Citibank on Monday to stop loan disbursements for Dakota Access and to ensure an...
Tuesday, Nov 8 2016
Democracy Now: Norwegian Bank DNB Considering Cutting Funding of Dakota Access Pipeline
Citigroup is playing a major role as both a financer of the project and the loan agent. Lindsey Allen of the Rainforest Action Network said,...
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, Nov 3 2016
Wyoming Tells BLM to "Keep it in the Ground" at Oil and Gas Auction
Wyoming Tells BLM to “Keep it in the Ground” at  Oil and Gas Land Auction This past Tuesday, RAN staff and our allies on the...
Thursday, Nov 3 2016
SoCal Tells Obama to "Keep It in the Ground!"
We know that in order to avoid the worst effects of climate change we have to make immediate changes. One of the biggest changes we...
Thursday, Nov 3 2016
BREAKING: Activists Confront PepsiCo CEO on Labor Abuses
This week, during the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York City, RAN activists confronted Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, on the company’s connection to...
Wednesday, Nov 2 2016
How to Support Standing Rock: A Personal FAQ
Hey folks, my name is Brihannala Morgan and I’m a senior forest campaigner at RAN. While my work mostly involves working directly with Indigenous and...
Wednesday, Nov 2 2016
Rainforest Action Network Endorses the Movement for Black Lives Platform
I am proud to say that Rainforest Action Network endorses the Movement for Black Lives Platform.https://policy.m4bl.org/platform/ Rainforest Action Network has a 30 year history of...
Tuesday, Nov 1 2016
Associated Press: Oil and Gas Protestors Lose Ground to Online Auctions
The auction adjourned more than three hours early but not before police escorted out eight protesters who were chanting and carrying signs. Such scenes have...
Monday, Oct 31 2016
Triple Pundit: RAN: Texas Rio Grande Valley Under Threat from Natural Gas
But according to the environmental NGO Rainforest Action Network, liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals proposed in cities such as Brownsville are a long-term threat to...
Friday, Oct 28 2016
Tell banks: Don’t sacrifice the Rio Grande Valley for fracked gas
Here’s the latest fact banks don’t want you to know: Fracked gas exports are worse for the climate than coal. But big banks are getting ready...
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 27 2016
Politico Morning Energy: Presidential race looms large over U.N. climate talks
LNG EXPORTS FACILITIES A MESS FOR TEXAS: REPORT: The Rainforest Action Network released a report today claiming three proposed liquefied natural gas export terminals in Texas' Rio Grande...
Tuesday, Oct 18 2016
Students Across the Country Tell PepsiCo: “We Won’t Work for Conflict Palm Oil”
PepsiCo Stands to Lose Out on Recruiting Top Millennial Talent Every Fall, college and universities across the country welcome companies on their campuses to provide...
Friday, Oct 14 2016
Mongabay: More than 20 labor law violations by Indofood alleged in Indonesia
Emma Lierley, forests communications manager at RAN, said the NGOs hoped Indofood’s suspension from the RSPO, the world’s largest association for ethical production of palm...
Friday, Oct 14 2016
100 Days Left for President Obama to Tip the Scales: New Report Outlines Actions Needed Before Leaving Office
Will President Obama’s climate legacy be determined by his rhetoric on climate change, a historic Agreement made in Paris last year, and the Clean Power...
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, Oct 11 2016
Palm Oil: Bad for Forests, and Your Health
Appetite for Destruction: Palm Oil DiariesCrossposted at One Green Planet I recently watched a fascinating new documentary film called, “Appetite for Destruction: Palm Oil Diaries.”...
Tuesday, Oct 11 2016
Will the RSPO enforce its own rules and protect workers rights?
The backbone of any certification system is its credibility in the market. If brands like PepsiCo, and others in the Snack Food 20, put a...
Tuesday, Sep 27 2016
Truth Out: As Nations Embrace Paris Agreement, World's Existing Fossil Fuels Set to Exceed Its Goals
"The evidence is clear: to avoid catastrophic climate change, we need our political and financial leaders to stop any further fossil fuel development and start...
Tuesday, Sep 27 2016
Delivering our “message in a bottle”: A quarter million people call for PepsiCo to cut Conflict Palm Oil
The phrase “the elephant in the room” is, by definition, “an English metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is going unaddressed; an obvious problem...
Tuesday, Sep 27 2016
Triple Pundit: Climate Week NYC Sponsored by Banks Financing Fossil Fuel Projects
But Rainforest Action Network (RAN) insists the large multinational banks that sponsored Climate Week are not exactly putting their money where their mouthes are. Instead,...
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...
Thursday, Sep 22 2016
WWF’s Palm Oil Scorecard Rewards Companies With Links to Child Labor and Forest Destruction
Palm oil is a subject of heated debate across the globe. Why? Put simply it is a controversial, yet nearly universal, commodity.
Thursday, Sep 22 2016
Yale Students to PepsiCo: “We Won’t Work for Conflict Palm Oil”
Earlier this week, RAN activists and volunteer Yale students disrupted a networking event where PepsiCo was recruiting at the Yale School of Management. RAN Organizers...
Thursday, Sep 22 2016
Yes Magazine: A Strategy to Stop the Funding Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline
The key Dakota Access loan, says Rainforest Action Network’s Amanda Starbuck, is still pending. It’s a multibillion-dollar line of credit, but only $1.1 billion of...
Wednesday, Sep 21 2016
Orphaned Orangutan Gets Second Chance After His Home Was Destroyed by Palm Oil
Cross-posted at EcoWatch. As Conflict Palm Oil companies move into priceless rainforests like Sumatra's Leuser Ecosystem, they are leaving a trail of destruction behind. Chocolate...
Wednesday, Sep 21 2016
Bismarck Tribune: Multiple groups join pipeline opposition
A broad, multistate coalition of tribes, landowners and environmental groups has joined in support of a legal challenge to the Dakota Access Pipeline’s easements to...
Tuesday, Sep 20 2016
Huffington Post: Bank Of America Touts Going Green But Funnels Billions Into Fossil Fuels
"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...