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Tuesday, Dec 1 2015
150 Organizations Urge President Obama to Pledge Greater Climate Action in Paris
December 1, 2015 Contacts:      Kassie Siegel, Center for Biological Diversity, (in Paris), (951) 961-7972, ksiegel@biologicaldiversity.orgPatrick Sullivan (in U.S.), Center for Biological Diversity, (415)...
Tuesday, Dec 1 2015
Asia Wild Fire Panel at COP21 Highlights Worst Climate Crisis in 21st Century Being Ignored
Racing Extinction, Rainforest Action Network, United Nations GRASP, Kids Cut Palm Oil Leaders and Students Demand Corporations & Governments Find Solutions Event as Part of...
Tuesday, Dec 1 2015
New Initiatives To End Deforestation Present Risks, Opportunities To Stop Drivers of Climate Change
Rainforest Action Network responds to government and private sector pledges made at the Paris climate talks to protect rainforests and peatlands, cautions true test is...
Monday, Nov 30 2015
Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Cut Coal Financing, Join Growing Movement by Banks in U.S. and Europe
Contact: Blair FitzGibbon, 1-202-503-6141, blair@soundspeedmedia.com Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Cut Coal Financing, Join Growing Movement by Banks in U.S. and Europe Rainforest Action Network Calls...
Monday, Nov 16 2015
Credibility of the RSPO Brand Remains in Question, Says Rainforest Action Network
More reforms are needed to RSPO standard, auditing and enforcement of its members in the palm oil sector   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae...
Monday, Nov 16 2015
RSPO Can’t Be Trusted to Provide Truly Responsible Palm Oil, Says International Coalition of Civil Society Groups
Key gaps in labor standards and enforcement leave palm oil workers vulnerable to exploitation  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, +1 425.281.1989 Abby...
Wednesday, Nov 11 2015
Alarming Developments in Latin American Palm Oil Industry Spur Global Call To Action For Palm Oil Traders
International coalition of NGOs says murder, intimidation and the devastation of community livelihoods tied to rampant palm oil plantation expansion must be stopped FOR IMMEDIATE...
Tuesday, Nov 10 2015
Rainforest Action Network statement on Peabody Energy
Rainforest Action Network Executive Director Lindsey Allen issued the following statement in response to today’s revelations concerning Peabody Energy, fossil fuels and climate change: “Today, the world’s...
Tuesday, Nov 10 2015
Ongoing Clearance by Palm Oil Industry Spurs Imminent Species Extinction and Massive Climate Impact, Says New Progress Report on Critical Leuser Ecosystem
Rampant Plantation Expansion Devastates Deep Peatlands and Major Sumatran Elephant Habitat; Fate of Region Depends on Collective Action by Industry Giants and Local, National Governments...
Tuesday, Nov 10 2015
Pembersihan Lahan yang Masih Dilakukan oleh Industri Kelapa Sawit Mendorong Kepunahan Spesies yang Akan Segera Terjadi serta Berdampak Besar terhadap Iklim, berdasarkan Laporan Perkembangan
UNTUK DISIARKAN SEGERASelasa, 10 November , 2015 KONTAK: Sebelum 11 November, hubungi Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, U.S. 425.281.1989Setelah 11 November, hubungi Laurel Sutherlin Laurel@ran.org, U.S....
Monday, Nov 9 2015
Faulty RSPO Audit Commissioned for Evaluating Modern Day Slavery on Palm Oil Giant FELDA Plantations
International coalition finds audit “troubling” and calls for improvements to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil system and for FELDA customers and financiers to independently...
Friday, Nov 6 2015
RAN Statement on Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline
Rainforest Action Network Executive Director Lindsey Allen issued the following statement in response to President Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline: “The president’s decision...
Wednesday, Nov 4 2015
RAN Statement on Obama Administration Denial of Keystone XL Permit Application Suspension Request
RAN Executive Director Lindsey Allen said: “It is a hopeful sign that Obama has rejected TransCanada’s desperate request to buy more time, but after seven...
Monday, Nov 2 2015
Keystone XL: RAN Responds to Latest Move by TransCanada Corp.
San Francisco, CA - TransCanada Corp., the company behind the controversial cross-border Keystone XL pipeline, has asked the Obama Administration to indefinitely suspend its application for...
Monday, Nov 2 2015
PepsiCo Misses Mark with New Action Plan As Indonesia Burns For Palm Oil
Most recent inaction confirms PepsiCo as laggard among ‘Snack Food 20’ group of companies, says Rainforest Action Network FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley,...
Monday, Oct 5 2015
Citigroup Announces Financing Cuts for Global Coal Industry
Monday, October 5, 2015 Contact: Blair FitzGibbon, 202-503-6141 Citigroup Announces Financing Cuts for Global Coal Industry; Becomes Second Major Bank to do so After Bank...
Monday, Sep 28 2015
New Report Exposes the Top Energy Companies Involved in the Federal Public Lands Giveaway
EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: Monday 9/28/15 at 10 AM EST Contact:Blair FitzGibbon, (202) 503-6141Ruth Breech, Rainforest Action Network, 415-238-1766 (cell), 415-659-0538 (desk)  New Report Exposes the Top Energy...
Wednesday, Sep 23 2015
New Report Finds IndoFood Linked to Deforestation, Climate Pollution and Human Rights Abuses in Indonesia
“Bad Actor” Indofood lags behind peers in palm oil sector, and exposes major customers and investors, including PepsiCo and Norway Government Pension Fund Global, to...
Tuesday, Sep 22 2015
Response to Hillary Clinton’s announced opposition to Keystone XL Pipeline Project
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 22, 2015 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, laurel@ran.org, 415-246-0161 Response by Lindsey Allen, Rainforest Action Network executive director to Hillary Clinton’s announced opposition...
Tuesday, Sep 22 2015
Morgan Stanley Pressured to Drop Coal Financing
Embargoed for: September 22, 2015Contact: Blair FitzGibbon, 202-503-6141 Morgan Stanley Pressured to Drop Coal Financing  Rainforest Action Network Announces Campaign as Next Major Bank Targeted...
Monday, Sep 21 2015
A Gap the Size of Indonesia in Latest Palm Oil Commitment from PepsiCo
Rainforest Action Network calls on snack food giant to close loopholes driving forest destruction, climate pollution and human rights violations In Indonesia  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
Thursday, Sep 17 2015
"More Talk, More Delays, Little Progress"
Rainforest Action Network Responds to Cargill’s Just-Released Policy on Forests FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, 425.281.1989, Emma@ran.org  San Francisco, CA - Today, Cargill Inc....
Monday, Sep 14 2015
Climate Coalition Calls on President Obama to Halt Fossil Fuel Leasing on Public Lands, Oceans
For Immediate Release, September 14, 2015, 9 a.m. EST Contact: Ruth Breech, Rainforest Action Network, (415) 238-1766, ruth@ran.org Climate Coalition Calls on President Obama to Halt Fossil...
Friday, Sep 11 2015
Bakery Giant Grupo Bimbo Responds to Consumer Pressure; Leaves Laggards Behind and Adopts Responsible Palm Oil Commitment
Rainforest Action Network welcomes “step in right direction,” and calls on other companies to follow suit FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, 425.281.1989, emma@ran.org...
Monday, Aug 31 2015
Investigation into Modern Day Slavery on RSPO Member Felda Global Venture’s Plantations Forthcoming
Coalition of NGOs calls for robust labor audit and actions by the RSPO and buyers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, 415.281.1989, emma@ran.org San...