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Wednesday, Sep 17 2014
Press Release: Donut Giants Take First Step to Cut Ties with Conflict Palm Oil
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org Donut Giants Take First Step to Cut Ties with Conflict Palm Oil RAN welcomes commitments...
Tuesday, Jul 29 2014
Cargill Releases New Commitment to Fix Its Conflict Palm Oil Problem; Rainforest Action Network Says Crucial Details Still Missing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday July 29 2014 ***High resolution images available Contact: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 laurel@ran.org Following years of campaigning by Rainforest Action Network (RAN)...
Friday, Jul 11 2014
New Palm Oil 'Talk and Log' Initiative a Step Backward for Responsible Supply Chains
CONTACT:Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org New Palm Oil 'Talk and Log' Initiative a Step Backward for Responsible Supply ChainsRainforest Action Network says new commitment by major...
Monday, Jun 2 2014
RAN Responds to Proposed Federal Carbon Pollution Standards
On Monday, June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency announced new carbon pollution standards for power plants, the centerpiece of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. Rainforest...
Wednesday, May 21 2014
Contested KLK Palm Oil Leases Declared Illegal by Papua New Guinea Court
High court sides with Indigenous communities in battle over controversial Malaysian palm oil giant’s plan to develop large areas of ancestral territory and pristine forest...
Tuesday, May 20 2014
Global Day of Action Targets Conflict Palm Oil; Activists Say PepsiCo’s New Commitment ‘Falls Short’
Hundreds of events across the world call on PepsiCo and others to break ties to deforestation, human rights abuses and climate pollution **High Resolution Images...
Thursday, May 15 2014
Report Finds Sector-Wide Shift as Publishing Industry Embraces Social and Environmental Responsibility
Two major publishing houses – HMH and Macmillan - announce new paper policies San Francisco, CA – A report released today by Rainforest Action Network...
Wednesday, May 7 2014
Shareholders Press Bank of America for Coal and Climate Finance
Rainforest Action Network, Investors and Community Leaders Take Stage at ‘Bank of Coal’ Meeting Charlotte, NC—An international coalition of shareholders and community leaders from as...
Monday, Apr 28 2014
RAN Welcomes APP’s Commitment to Restore One Million Hectares of Rainforest
New commitment ‘requires further specifics and is fraught with challenges’San Francisco, CA – Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), Indonesia's largest pulp and paper company and...
Monday, Apr 21 2014
PepsiCo Focus of Major New Palm Oil Campaign by Rainforest Action Network, Union of Concerned Scientists, Others
Broad coalition identifies PepsiCo as key laggard still purchasing large quantities of palm oil tied to deforestation, human rights abuses and climate pollution; public encouraged...
Thursday, Apr 17 2014
Report Finds Top Banks Moving Away From Coal: Citigroup and Barclays seen as laggard
JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo end financing for mountaintop removal coal San Francisco, CA – Today, Rainforest Action Network (RAN), Sierra Club and BankTrack released...
Thursday, Apr 10 2014
Cargill Announces Intent to Strengthen its Palm Oil Policy
Following years of campaigning by Rainforest Action Network and others, ag giant signals cautious intent to take more responsibility for the impact of its palm...
Wednesday, Apr 2 2014
Report: Child Labor, Land Grabbing and Deforestation Rampant Across Palm Oil Giant KLK’s Operations
Four case studies document widespread abuses by Cargill palm oil supplier Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK) San Francisco, CA – A report released today by Rainforest...
Friday, Mar 21 2014
Rainforest Action Network Responds to General Mills’ New Palm Oil Commitment
RAN welcomes strengthening of commitment but says thorough, rapid implementation is needed to eliminate Conflict Palm Oil from its products. SAN FRANCISCO— In the face...
Tuesday, Mar 11 2014
Responsible Palm Oil Initiative Issues Invitation For New Members
The Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) – an Effort to Strengthen the Environmental and Social Standards of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) –...
Monday, Mar 10 2014
Mars Inc. Responds to Palm Oil Controversy With New Global Commitment
Rainforest Action Network Applauds ‘Important Step Forward,' Calls for Real Action San Francisco, CA- Following months of public campaigning and private negotiations with Rainforest Action...
Friday, Mar 7 2014
Keystone XL Opponents Deliver 2 Million+ Comments
Tell Secretary Kerry KXL is Not in Our National Interest Washington, DC – On the last day of the public comment period, Keystone XL opponents...
Thursday, Mar 6 2014
Progressive Groups Fighting Keystone Xl Pledge Strong Resistance
Rainforest Action Network and CREDO prepare to unleash wave of civil disobedience San Francisco, CA -- As Friday's deadline nears to submit public comments opposing...
Wednesday, Feb 26 2014
Rainforest Action Network Statement in Response to State Department Probe of Keystone XL Review
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Today, the State Department Inspector General released the findings from its investigation into conflicts of interest by Keystone XL pipeline environmental...
Wednesday, Feb 26 2014
Forest Advocates to Staples: It’s Too Soon To Buy From Asia Pulp and Paper (APP)
Colorful Protest Action at Staples Store Demands APP’s Conservation Progress be Independently Verified Before Resuming Paper Buying CONTACT:Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.orgSan Francisco, CA- Activists with...
Tuesday, Feb 25 2014
Dr. Andrew Weil: Conflict Palm Oil Bad for People and Planet
Top trans-fat replacement still clogs arteries, plus causes deforestation and child labor SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - With the FDA widely expected to announce a ban...
Friday, Feb 14 2014
Kellogg’s Bows to Pressure, Issues New Palm Oil Commitment; Rainforest Action Network (RAN) Responds
RAN Welcomes ‘Step in the Right Direction’ but says thorough, rapid implementation needed to eliminate Conflict Palm Oil from Kellogg’s products CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161...
Tuesday, Feb 11 2014
Valentine’s Candies Make Human Rights Activists See Red
Rainforest Action Network Wants Hershey’s to Kiss Conflict Palm Oil Goodbye SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Grocery store customers in Baltimore, Ann Arbor, Phoenix, Fort Collins,...
Tuesday, Feb 4 2014
Anti-Fast Track mobilization to be extended after more than half a million people take action
Today, a diverse network of organizations opposing Fast Track legislation announced they are extending their 10 days of activism following massive and widespread public action....
Monday, Feb 3 2014
Activists Hold 270 Vigils Urging President Obama to Reject Keystone XL Following Environmental Review
Thousands Participate in Nationwide Vigils CONTACT: Blair Fitzgibbon, 202-503-6141 Washington, DC – Thousands of activists held more than 270 vigils urging President Obama to reject...