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Thursday, Jun 21 2018
Four Culprits Responsible for Increase in Deforestation of Critical Lowland Rainforests
Between April and May 2018, four separate areas of critical lowland rainforests in the Leuser Ecosystem were destroyed. According to satellite analysis, a combined total...
Thursday, Jun 21 2018
PepsiCo Misses Yet Another Opportunity to Fix its Major Palm Oil Problem
Rainforest Action Network says snack giant’s latest policy still contains unacceptable loopholes that fail to protect labor rights or stop rainforest destruction Today, under intense...
Wednesday, Jun 20 2018
High stakes: Enbridge’s Line 3 vs Cultural survival & Climate stability, Banks back oil
Tar sands pipelines are proving to be a risky business: three major pipeline projects have stalled in the last two years. Economically, socially, and environmentally,...
Tuesday, Jun 19 2018
Rainforest Action Network Responds to Trump’s Withdrawal of U.S. from U.N. Human Rights Council
Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the United Nation Council on Human Rights comes just a day after the U.N.'s High Commissioner for...
Wednesday, Jun 13 2018
Companies Breaking Promises Over Pulp and Paper Use; Deforestation, Climate Emissions and Human Rights Abuses Still Problematic
New report finds some –– like Scholastic –– are leading the pack, while others fall behind, despite commitments to clean up corporate supply chains CONTACT:...
Tuesday, Jun 5 2018
JPMorgan Chase can’t hide from the truth.
JPMorgan Chase is the top U.S. funder of extreme fossil fuels –– aka the dirtiest fossil fuels on the planet that drive climate change, human rights...
Friday, Jun 1 2018
RAN Statement on Cancellation of C$5.5B Credit Facility for Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline
Rainforest Action Network responds to the news that that Kinder Morgan’s C$5.5 billion Trans Mountain loan package has been cancelled in the wake of the...
Wednesday, May 30 2018
Major Brands Connected to Ongoing Deforestation in Critical Orangutan Habitat for Palm Oil
A new field investigation connects palm oil sourced by snack food giant PepsiCo, others, to destruction of ‘Orangutan Capital of the World’ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
Wednesday, May 30 2018
PepsiCo and Others Connected to Ongoing Destruction of Critical Tripa Peatland
GPS: 3°45'53.60"N  96°35'20.09"E In January, March and April 2018, satellite monitoring and field investigations confirmed ongoing deforestation inside the PT Surya Panen Subur II (PT...
Tuesday, May 29 2018
Royal Bank of Scotland Announces New Policy Ahead of Tomorrow’s Shareholder Meeting
Royal Bank of Scotland Announces New Policy Ahead of Tomorrow’s Shareholder Meeting     Statement from Rainforest Action Network Executive Director, Lindsey Allen: “Today’s announcement comes as...
Tuesday, May 29 2018
RAN Responds to Trudeau Government's Kinder Morgan Pipeline Buyout
In response to today’s announcement on the Trudeau government's plan to buy Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline, Patrick McCully, RAN's Climate and Energy Program Director...
Monday, May 28 2018
New York Times: Think the Big Banks Have Abandoned Coal? Think Again
Starting three years ago, the largest American banks vowed to cut back on lending to the coal industry. “The bank has a responsibility to help...
Friday, May 25 2018
“A small step forward, but not nearly enough”- Environmental NGOs Respond to Release of New MUFG Environmental, Social and Human Rights Policy
For Immediate Release “A small step forward, but not nearly enough”- Environmental NGOs Respond to Release of New MUFG Environmental, Social and Human Rights Policy...
Monday, May 21 2018
Indofood: the perfect microcosm of how the financial system is still part of the problem
Indonesia’s largest food company, Indofood Sukses Makmur (Indofood), has been under increasing scrutiny since 2016 for its egregious violations of human rights linked to its...
Tuesday, May 15 2018
Chase AGM: Dozens of Indigenous and Frontline Community Representatives Call for an End to Bank Financing of Extreme Fossil Fuels
For immediate release: Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 8 am CT ***Interviews and high-res images available on request CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, Rainforest Action Network, (415) 246-0161,...
Monday, May 7 2018
Nationwide Rallies Against JPMorgan: #ShutDownChase National Day of Action
For immediate release: Monday, May 7, 2018, 3pm PT CONTACT:Ayse Gursoz, Rainforest Action Network, (650)391-6443, ayse@ran.org Nationwide Rallies Against JPMorgan National Day of Action in...
Friday, May 4 2018
Rainforest Action Network Responds to New Standard Chartered Climate Policy
Contact: Ayse Gursoz, (650)391-6443, ayse@ran.org   Rainforest Action Network welcomes the commitments released yesterday by Standard Chartered prohibiting them from providing financial services for new...
Friday, Apr 27 2018
Leading Brands, Progressive Palm Oil Producers and NGOs Confirm Deforestation-Free Palm Oil is Available to European Market
Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) urges Iceland grocery store chain to join the group, build a more responsible palm oil industry CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley,...
Wednesday, Apr 25 2018
Equal Times: Slow progress in the fight against child labour in Indonesia
"Many of them harvest palm oil, one of the country’s main exports, in the plantations covering millions of hectares. “Child labour is really widespread in...
Wednesday, Apr 25 2018
Palm Oil Company PT. Indo Sawit Perkasa Continues To Destroy Rainforests Despite Traders Prioritizing Protection of Leuser Ecosystem
PT. Indo Sawit Perkasa (PT. ISP) has once again been caught destroying critical lowland rainforests in the Singkil-Bengkung region of the Leuser Ecosystem, an area...
Friday, Apr 20 2018
Europe’s Biggest Bank Takes a Step Back from Coal, Tar Sands and Arctic Oil
For immediate release: Friday, April 20, 2018, 3pm PT   CONTACT: Blair Fitzgibbon, Soundspeed PR, (202) 503-6141, Blair@soundspeedpr.com   Europe’s Biggest Bank Takes a Step...
Thursday, Apr 19 2018
Roads to Ruin
GPS: 4°24'50.2"N, 97°30'29.3"E – The best science from forest ecologists aligns with centuries of lived history by frontline forest communities to reveal the single biggest...
Friday, Apr 13 2018
New Report Confirms Labor Abuse and Legal Violations on Major Indonesian Palm Oil Company Linked to PepsiCo, Nestlé
NGOs call for immediate action; RSPO must suspend ‘sustainability’ certification after further confirmation of worker exploitation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, +1 425 281...
Friday, Apr 13 2018
Activists Disrupt PepsiCo NYC Office
On Monday, activists stormed PepsiCo's office in Manhattan to demand the snack food giant stop deforestation and exploitation. Watch the live stream of the action...
Thursday, Apr 12 2018
Huffington Post: A UK Grocery Chain Banned Palm Oil. Here’s Why That’s Not Enough.
"If we want to create real change for the world’s forests and climate, we need to change the industry from the plantation ground-up, and time...
Wednesday, Apr 11 2018
Mongabay: Indonesian billionaire using ‘shadow companies’ to clear forest for palm oil, report alleges
"The owner of Indonesia’s largest conglomerate has been accused of participating in the illegal deforestation of Borneo’s Ketungau peat swamp to make way for oil...
Wednesday, Apr 11 2018
The London Economic: Major international brands connected to one of the largest cases of illegal rainforest clearance ever
"“This report provides clear evidence of shady business dealings and inaction at the highest levels of business, all while tropical rainforests continue to fall for...
Wednesday, Apr 11 2018
New Report Uncovers One of the Largest Cases of Illegal Rainforest Clearance in Borneo for Palm Oil Development
Major international banks and brands connected to company controlled by notorious Indonesian business tycoon, knowingly clear-cutting tropical rainforests   CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, +1 425...
Monday, Apr 9 2018
Global News: Kinder Morgan decision to halt pipeline work a ‘devastating’ blow to energy sector: Scheer
One of the environmental groups that signed that letter, Rainforest Action Network, issued a short statement in response to the halting of work and spending...
Monday, Apr 9 2018
Local Environmental and Human Rights Activists Protest PepsiCo on Conflict Palm Oil Issue at Manhattan Office
Activists use banners, signs, chants and storytelling to disrupt office building lobby, drawing a large crowd and raising awareness of exploited palm oil workers  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
Friday, Apr 6 2018
Deforestation and Fires Continue to Destroy Precious Indonesian Rainforests
GPS:2°45'07.8"N 97°58'02.8"E Despite instructions from the President of Indonesia and the new Governor of Aceh to stop all land clearing for palm oil plantations, and...
Wednesday, Apr 4 2018
Sierra Club: Bank Funding in Fossil Fuels Increased Last Year
Private banks around the world funneled more money into the global fossil fuel sectors in 2017, according to a report released today by Rainforest Action...
Thursday, Mar 29 2018
Quartz: Sustainability is all the rage but financing of extreme fossil fuels is on the rise
As the world struggles to keep to its commitment of stopping global temperatures from increasing more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels, there has been increasing...
Wednesday, Mar 28 2018
Banks Reject Adani’s Australian Antics But Fall Short on Coal at Large - A Banking on Climate Change Case Study
This case study was written by Greig Aitken of BankTrack for our latest bank report card, Banking on Climate Change: Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card...
Wednesday, Mar 28 2018
Eco Watch: Bank Funding of Fossil Fuels Soars
Private banks around the world are back to funneling more money into the global fossil fuel sectors in 2017, according to a report released today...
Wednesday, Mar 28 2018
NPR Radio: Under Trump Administration, Big Banks Are Investing More Money Into Coal
Over the past decade, the market for Mountain West coal has cooled. Renewables and natural gas in the U.S. are cheaper, stocks are tumbling and...
Wednesday, Mar 28 2018
Democracy Now: Report: Investments in Extreme Fossil Fuels Skyrocketed in Trump’s 1st Year in Office
A new report by the Rainforest Action Network has revealed that investments in “extreme” fossil fuels have skyrocketed to $115 billion globally amid President Trump’s...
Wednesday, Mar 28 2018
Independent: Bank financing of extreme fossil fuel soars, according to damning report
Through the projects they fund, banks are some of the most environmentally destructive businesses on the planet. (Read More)
Wednesday, Mar 28 2018
Independent: ‘Extreme’ fossil fuel investments soar to $115bn under Donald Trump presidency, report reveals
Funding from big banks for “extreme” fossil fuels jumped by 11 per cent to $115bn (£81bn) in the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency, new...
Wednesday, Mar 28 2018
Politico: Friends in high places
FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES: EPA announced Tuesday that it had reached a cooperative research agreement with Israeli company Water-Gen, almost a year after Administrator Scott...
Wednesday, Mar 28 2018
Think Progress Banks ‘backslide’ into financing the world’s most carbon-intensive fossil fuel projects
In 2016, after the signing of the Paris climate agreement, there was a sharp decrease in bank financing for “extreme fossil fuels.” However, 2017 was...
Wednesday, Mar 28 2018
The Guardian: Extreme' fossil fuel investments have surged under Donald Trump, report reveals
Sharp rise globally in the dirtiest fossil fuel investments reverses progress made after the Paris agreement, with tar sands holdings more than doubling in Trump’s...
Wednesday, Mar 28 2018
Which European banks do the most to stop climate change?
Leading European banks have taken steps to reduce their financing of “extreme” fossil fuels that contribute to global climate change, according to a new report....
Wednesday, Mar 28 2018
Over 100K People Demand “Zero Rainforest Destruction for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
March 28, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Laurel Sutherlin, Rainforest Action Network (USA), +1 415 246 0161, laurel@ran.orgYuki Sekimoto, Rainforest Action Network (Japan), +81 3...
Wednesday, Mar 28 2018
JPMorgan Chase’s Big Banking of Extreme Fossil Fuels - A Banking on Climate Change Case Study
This case study was written for our latest bank report card, Banking on Climate Change: Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card 2018. Photo by Jake Conroy/RAN ...
Wednesday, Mar 28 2018
Opposing the Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline - A Banking on Climate Change Case Study
This case study was co-written by Ruth Breech of RAN and Tara Houska, National Campaigns Director of Honor the Earth for our latest bank report...
Wednesday, Mar 28 2018
Houston: Hurt by the Causes and Symptoms of Climate Change - A Banking on Climate Change Case Study
This case study was co-written by Ruth Breech of RAN and Juan Parras, Founder and Director of Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (TEJAS), for our...
Wednesday, Mar 28 2018
Jordan Cove: Bad Idea, Bad Investment - A Banking on Climate Change Case Study
This case study was written by Lesley Adams of Waterkeeper Alliance for our latest bank report card, Banking on Climate Change: Fossil Fuel Finance Report...
Wednesday, Mar 28 2018
Report Finds Major Banks Ramped Up Fossil Fuel Financing to $115 billion in 2017
For immediate release: Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 12:01 AM ET CONTACT: Blair Fitzgibbon, Soundspeed PR, (202) 503-6141, Blair@soundspeedpr.com Report Finds Major Banks Ramped Up Fossil...
Wednesday, Mar 28 2018
Extreme Energy Injustice and Indigenous Rights Violations in Alaska - A Banking on Climate Change Case Study
This case study was written by Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of Indigenous Environmental Network for our latest bank report card, Banking on Climate Change: Fossil...
Tuesday, Mar 27 2018
Bloomberg ‘Extreme’ Fossil-Fuel Lending Fell in 2017 -- Except in Canada
A busy year of deal-making in Canada’s oil sands last year masked a global decline in bank financing of the fossil fuel projects environmentalists say...
Tuesday, Mar 27 2018
Huffington Post: Top Banks Pumped Billions More Into The Dirtiest Fossil Fuels Last Year
Some of the world’s biggest banks continue to lend money to support the dirtiest fossil fuels, despite global commitments to tackle climate change, according to...
Tuesday, Mar 27 2018
'Extreme' fossil fuel investments have surged under Donald Trump, report reveals
Bank holdings in “extreme” fossil fuels skyrocketed globally to $115bn during Donald Trump’s first year as US president, with holdings in tar sands oil more...
Wednesday, Mar 14 2018
New Alliance Forms to Defend Traditional Territories in the Amazon
One of the biggest challenges facing Indigenous and traditional communities fighting to defend their territories around the world is a lack of universally recognized maps...
Tuesday, Feb 27 2018
Reuters: Guess joins retailers committing to fabrics that protect forests, locals
"U.S.-based Guess, the maker of designer jeans, accessories and other apparel, is the latest fashion company to adopt policies to keep its supply chain clean...
Tuesday, Feb 27 2018
GUESS?, Inc. commits to rainforest-free fabrics
Big news! GUESS?, Inc. recently announced it will take action to end the risk of forest destruction and human rights abuses in its clothing.
Tuesday, Feb 27 2018
Activists Rally Outside JPMorgan Chase ‘Investor Day’ Calling On Investors to Move The Bank Out of Tar Sands
For immediate release, 9am ET February 27, 2018 Contact: Blair Fitzgibbon, 1-202-503-6141, Blair@soundspeedpr.com Aru Apaza, 1-801-836-4917, aruapaza@gmail.com Activists Rally Outside JPMorgan Chase ‘Investor Day’ Calling...
Monday, Feb 26 2018
GUESS?, Inc. acknowledges supply chain risks of deforestation; Releases new sourcing policy on wood-based fabrics
Rainforest Action Network commends the global apparel brand for joining leading companies in addressing important issue CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, +1 425.281.1989 Kaitlyn Quail,...
Thursday, Feb 15 2018
Global NGOs 'Appalled' by Massive Use of High Risk Rainforest Wood for Tokyo 2020 Olympics Construction
New disclosures confirm worst concerns of environmental and social impacts tied to irresponsible wood sourcing for iconic Olympic facilities For Immediate Release Notes to the...
Wednesday, Feb 14 2018
EU Reporter: Asia Pulp and Paper is playing a corporate shell game, and #rainforests are losing
"The actions of one of the world’s largest pulp and paper producers––Asia Pulp and Paper (APP)––have a huge impact on Indonesia’s forests, tropical peatlands and...
Tuesday, Feb 6 2018
Earther: Prized Forests Lost Big at This Year’s Olympics
"Half of the tropical plywood used in Japan comes from the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, which has one of the...
Tuesday, Feb 6 2018
PepsiCo’s Pet Projects No Solution for Conflict Palm Oil Problem
PepsiCo's Conflict Palm Oil problem is enormous, and we’re here to hold them accountable. Today, PepsiCo announced yet another palm oil pet project that woefully...
Tuesday, Feb 6 2018
Marketplace Advisory on Asia Pulp & Paper
In February 2013, Indonesia’s largest pulp and paper producer, Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), announced a “revolutionary” new Forest Conservation Policy: they would stop pulping...
Wednesday, Jan 24 2018
PepsiCo Admits Connection to Ongoing Labor Abuse In First Public Statement Following Investigative Report
Rainforest Action Network calls on PepsiCo to now take real action to address Conflict Palm Oil practices of its joint venture partner Indofood FOR IMMEDIATE...
Tuesday, Jan 23 2018
10 Ways Trump Has Waged War On The Climate, The Environment and Life As We Know It
You knew things were bad, but did you know it was *this* bad? Since the inauguration one year ago, this administration has been a whirlwind...
Monday, Jan 22 2018
South China Morning Post: Palm Oil Is Cheap, But It's Also An Eco-Disaster
"The self-regulatory group charged with balancing the successes of the palm oil industry against its labour and environmental abuses has a big year ahead of it, as it...
Thursday, Jan 18 2018
Rainforest Action Network Responds to TransCanada’s announcement on “Commercial Support” for Keystone XL
“TransCanada's statement shows that the company has still not secured the customers it needs for its Keystone XL pipeline," said Patrick McCully, Climate and Energy...
Thursday, Dec 21 2017
The Year in Conflict Palm Oil, 2017
The global demand for palm oil, the most widely used vegetable oil on Earth, is only increasing. It is found in over half of all...
Thursday, Dec 21 2017
Rainforest-Free Fashion and Beyond Paper Promises: 2017, A Year of Action
It’s been a big year for  rainforest-free pulp and paper! We could not have done this work without you, our supporters, and so to celebrate,...
Wednesday, Dec 20 2017
The year in Preserving Forests, 2017
For over 30 years, RAN has been fighting the biggest global drivers of deforestation — from the old-growth timber trade to the dirty pulp used...
Wednesday, Dec 20 2017
JPMorgan Chase is in Hot Water and We’re Turning Up The Heat!
Don’t you think it’s wrong for banks to profit off climate change and human rights abuses? We followed the money and found that between 2014-2016,...
Wednesday, Dec 20 2017
Why Tropical Rainforest Deforestation Still Matters – And What You Can Do About It
For a Climate-Stable Future, We Need to Keep Forests Standing Left intact, the world’s forests act like a huge carbon sink - one that doesn’t need...
Wednesday, Dec 20 2017
Agribusiness Giant Cargill Suspends Contract with Controversial Guatemalan Palm Oil Producer Over Environmental and Human Rights Violations
Global coalition of NGOs calls for urgent protection of local land defenders, amid ongoing threat of repression Expert contacts: Helmer Velasquez, CONGCOOP, Guatemala: (502) 2503-0600...
Wednesday, Dec 20 2017
Update: Banks Fail Climate & Indigenous Rights Tests by Supporting TransCanada
Read part 1 of this 2-part blog here.   JPMorgan Chase has had quite the last few weeks. Over 3,000 RAN members and allies called...
Monday, Dec 18 2017
French Insurance Giant AXA to Halt Insuring, Investing in Tar Sands and Coal
For immediate release, December 12, 2017 Contact: Blair Fitzgibbon, Blair@soundspeedpr.com, +1 (202) 503­6141 French Insurance Giant AXA to Halt Insuring, Investing in Tar Sands and...
Monday, Dec 18 2017
JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo Double Down on Support for Dirty Tar Sands Pipelines
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 18, 2017  Ayse Gursoz, Rainforest Action Network, ayse@ran.org, 650-391-6443 JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo Double Down on Support for Dirty...
Thursday, Dec 14 2017
International NGOs Condemn IOI Group’s Plan to Divest from Conflict Palm Oil Plantation
If IOI divests, communities of Long Teran Kanan risk losing their lands, culture and livelihood FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Rainforest Action Network,...
Thursday, Dec 14 2017
TransCanada, Big Banks and the KXL Pipeline: A Risky Business Trifecta
Read part 2 of this 2-part blog here. Credit Facilities Up for Renewal The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline: It’s an environmental disaster, it’s a...
Monday, Dec 11 2017
Jakarta Globe: RSPO Investigating Reports of Ongoing Labor Abuse at Indofood Plantations
"The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, or RSPO, announced last week that its complaints panel is currently investigating reports of ongoing worker exploitation at plantations...
Saturday, Dec 9 2017
We Will Not Be Silenced: The Fight for Our Climate — and Our First Amendment
  “According to this lawsuit, if you opposed the Dakota Access Pipeline, you’re a terrorist.” That was the very accurate headline on Grist.com this past...
Friday, Dec 8 2017
Mongabay: Labor abuses persist in RSPO-certified palm plantations, report finds
"Bambang’s story highlights a different issue: the miserable working conditions at many of Indonesia’s palm plantations. These include excessive working hours, occupational health and safety...
Thursday, Dec 7 2017
Water Protectors and Environmental Groups Disrupt “Wells Fargo Investment Thought Leadership Forum” Demanding Banks Defund Keystone XL Pipeline
For Immediate Release, December  7, 2017 Contact: Jade Begay, jade@ienearth.org, 505-699-4791 Ayse Gursoz, ayse@ran.org, 650.391.6443 Photos are available at request. Water Protectors and Environmental Groups...
Monday, Dec 4 2017
Jakarta Globe: Labor Abuses Still Exist at Indofood Plantations: Report
"Environmental organization Rainforest Action Network, or RAN, last week called for reforms at Indonesian food giant Indofood, as a new report details ongoing worker exploitation, poverty-level...
Saturday, Dec 2 2017
Voice of America: Report: Ongoing Labor Abuse Found in Pepsi’s Indonesian Palm Oil Plantations
"Workers at several Indonesian palm oil plantations that supply Pepsi and Nestle suffer from a variety of labor abuses, including lower-than-minimum wages, child labor, exposure...
Wednesday, Nov 29 2017
Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) Mendorong Penilaian Hak-hak Buruh dan Prosedur Audit yang Lebih Kuat di Pertemuan Tahunan RSPO
PERNYATAAN MEDIA UNTUK DISIARKAN SEGERA Rabu, 29 November 2017 KONTAK: Laurel Sutherlin, Rainforest Action Network E: Laurel@ran.org, T: +1 415 246 0161 Matthias Diemer, WWF...
Tuesday, Nov 28 2017
Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) Pushes for Stronger Labour Rights Assessments and Auditing Procedures at RSPO Annual Meeting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, 29 November 2017 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, Rainforest Action Network E: Laurel@ran.org, T: +1 415 246 0161 Matthias Diemer, WWF E: Matthias.Diemer@wwf.ch,...
Monday, Nov 27 2017
New Report Finds Ongoing Worker Exploitation, Poverty Wages, Toxic Conditions on Palm Oil Plantations Linked to PepsiCo, Nestlé
    Labor abuses persist on RSPO-certified palm oil plantations after being first exposed nearly a year and a half ago FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday,...
Monday, Nov 20 2017
If you’ve ever been against KXL, the moment to resist it is NOW
The disastrous Keystone XL pipeline was just granted approval by Nebraska’s Public Service Commission in a 3-2 vote — but the fight’s not over yet!...
Monday, Nov 20 2017
Approval Granted for TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline; Environmental Groups Ramp Up Pressure on Banks Financing TransCanada
For Immediate Release, November 20, 2017 Contact: Blair Fitzgibbon, Blair@SoundSpeedPR.com (202) 503-6141 Approval Granted for TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline; Environmental Groups Ramp Up Pressure on...
Monday, Nov 13 2017
JPMorgan Chase Exposed as #1 Wall Street Funder of Extreme Fossil Fuels as Climate Activists are Arrested Deploying 3-Story Banner at Bank’s NYC HQ
For Immediate Release, November 13, 2017 Contact: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 laurel@ran.org Photos available https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainforestactionnetwork/albums/72157666316856609 Video available upon request JPMorgan Chase Exposed as #1 Wall Street...
Thursday, Nov 9 2017
Sumatran Palm Oil Producer Found Still Destroying Critical Elephant Habitat with Impunity
GPS: 4°46'11.08"N, 97°31'20.5"E Between August 21st and September 5th, 2017 Conflict Palm Oil grower PT. Tualang Raya cleared another 18 hectares of critical lowland rainforests...
Wednesday, Nov 8 2017
Broad, International Coalition Calls Out PepsiCo for Ongoing Deforestation, Labor Rights Abuses in Palm Oil Supply Chain
NGOs from around the world issue an open letter to the snack food giant, demanding reforms of its controversial palm oil sourcing CONTACT: Emma Rae...
Wednesday, Nov 8 2017
Four Years and Counting: When Will PepsiCo Cut Conflict Palm Oil?
Four years have passed since RAN hand delivered a report to PepsiCo’s headquarters that outlined how it, among other snack food brands, is contributing to...
Thursday, Nov 2 2017
Devex: Opinion: A make or break moment for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
"The palm oil industry has become notorious for its negative impacts on tropical rainforests, indigenous peoples, local communities, workers, and the global climate. For over...
Thursday, Nov 2 2017
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Complicit in Climate Destruction
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 2, 2017 PDT / Nov. 3, 2017 JST   Bruno Manser FundSarawak Dayak Iban AssociationRainforest Action NetworkMarkets For ChangeJapan Tropical Forest...
Wednesday, Nov 1 2017
Report: Big Banks Complicit in Massive Tar Sands Destruction and Pollution Through Hundreds of Billions in Financing
Reckless lending by the world’s biggest banks for the expansion of extreme fossil fuel infrastructure is putting the Paris Agreement’s 1.5° target in serious jeopardy...
Wednesday, Nov 1 2017
Ongoing Destruction Found in ‘Orangutan Capital of the World,’ yet Aceh Governor Sends Positive Signals for its Protection
Between August 21st and September 13th, 2017, a total of 49 hectares of forest were cleared in the Tripa peatland, located in Aceh’s Nagan Raya...
Tuesday, Oct 31 2017
Major Malaysian Palm Oil Company Announces Groundbreaking Labor Policies
IOI Group sets new standards for an industry rife with forced labor, child labor, and worker exploitation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley,...
Tuesday, Oct 31 2017
Indigenous-led movement #DivestTheGlobe holds banks accountable for funding climate chaos
On October 23rd, ninety-two of the world's largest banks met in São Paolo, Brazil to discuss policies on the climate and Indigenous People's rights to...
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...