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Wednesday, Feb 11 2015
RAN Denounces Australian Government for Lobbying on Behalf of Coal Project
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2015 Contact: Claire Sandberg, 646-641-6431, claire@ran.org Australian diplomat lobbied U.S. banks to bankroll coal port that would turbocharge climate change and wreck...
Wednesday, Feb 4 2015
Rainforest Action Network Responds to Rainforest Alliance Evaluation of Asia Pulp and Paper’s Progress With Its Forest Conservation Policy Commitments
Third party evaluation finds little evidence of changes on the ground and APP’s “Action Plan” must be implemented, improved, verified and include stakeholder input prior...
Tuesday, Feb 3 2015
RAN response to EPA's comments on the Keystone XL pipeline
For immediate release: February 3, 2015contact: Claire Sandberg, 646-641-6431, claire@ran.org EPA gives the president everything he needs to reject Keystone In response to comments by...
Thursday, Jan 15 2015
New Report Finds Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) Lagging on Social Responsibility Commitments; Provides Recommendations for Improvement
On-the-ground interviews with 17 affected Indonesian communities reveal policy implementation problems while hundreds of unresolved land conflicts remain FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415...
Tuesday, Jan 13 2015
Keystone XL Opponents Rally in All 50 States
January 13, 2015FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:Dallas Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network, 507-412-7609Claire Sandberg, Rainforest Action Network, claire@ran.org, 646-641-6431Josh Nelson, CREDO, jnelson@credoaction.com, 202-550-6175Karthik Ganapathy, 350.org, karthik@350.org, (347)...
Friday, Jan 9 2015
Despite Nebraska Ruling, Keystone XL Still Fails Climate Test
For immediate release:January 9, 2015contact:Claire Sandberg, 646-641-6431, claire@ran.org San Francisco—In response to today’s ruling from the Nebraska Supreme Court on the proposed pipeline route for the Keystone...
Tuesday, Jan 6 2015
RAN Responds to White House Keystone Veto Threat
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 6, 2015 contact: Claire Sandberg, claire@ran.org, 646-641-6431 San Francisco—In response to the news that President Obama will veto proposed legislation on the Keystone XL...
Friday, Dec 5 2014
Palm Giant Musim Mas Commits to Stop Trafficking Conflict Palm Oil
Rainforest Action Network says real action now needed to truly halt deforestation in supply chain FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, December 4, 2014 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin,...
Tuesday, Dec 2 2014
Controversial Palm Oil Stock Offering Hides Serious Environmental, Financial Risks
Indonesian firm BW Plantation’s (BWPT) $900M share rights offering rife with concerns over labour rights, wildlife and deforestation.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161,...
Tuesday, Dec 2 2014
RAN Responds to Palm Oil Giant KLK’s Sustainability Pledge: ‘Actions Speak Louder Than Words’
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, December 2, 2014  CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org San Francisco, CA - Malaysian palm oil giant Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK), one of the...
Wednesday, Nov 19 2014
Leading Manufacturers and Retailers Announce support for Palm Oil Innovation Group
  Joint Press Statement 20th November 2014 Leading Manufacturers and Retailers Announce support for Palm Oil Innovation Group Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Five of the...
Monday, Nov 17 2014
JOINT NGO MEDIA BRIEFER ON HIGH CARBON STOCK (HCS) APPROACH TO ENDING DEFORESTATION
MEDIA BRIEFER ON HIGH CARBON STOCK (HCS) APPROACH WWF, RAN, FPP, GREENPEACE November 2014 What is the HCS Approach? The HCS Approach is being developed...
Monday, Nov 17 2014
Labor Exploitation and Human Rights Abuses within the Palm Oil Sector
Workshop builds consensus for a common set of palm oil labor principles for companies, certifiers and governments  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - This week, a group...
Thursday, Nov 13 2014
Major Importer IOI Falls Short in Latest Pledge to Eliminate Conflict Palm Oil
Despite sector movement toward more responsible palm oil production, IOI Loders Croklaan new policy does not cover all IOI Group’s plantations and operations. FOR IMMEDIATE...
Tuesday, Nov 11 2014
Report: Global Biodiversity Hotspot Threatened; Fate of Sumatra’s Leuser Ecosystem Depends on Actions by Indonesian President and Palm Oil Giant Musim Mas
Rainforest Action Network releases evidence linking Musim Mas to deforestation in Leuser Ecosystem; says approval of Aceh spatial plan on new president’s desk would be...
Thursday, Nov 6 2014
Fabulous Protest Brings Deforestation Concerns to Big Fashion’s Front Door
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, November 6th 2014 ***Colorful high-resolution images of red carpet runway protest available here CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org Activist models stage elaborate...
Thursday, Oct 30 2014
Groups to Bank of America: Don't Finance Great Barrier Reef Destruction
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30, 2014   contact: Claire Sandberg, Rainforest Action Network, claire@ran.org, 646-641-6431 Joe Smyth, Greenpeace, 831-566-5647, joe.smyth@greenpeace.org Groups to Bank of America:...
Tuesday, Oct 28 2014
RAN to Bank of America: Don’t Bankroll Reef Destruction
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2014   contact: Claire Sandberg, claire@ran.org, 646-641-6431   RAN to Bank of America: Don’t Bankroll Reef Destruction Australian coal port...
Monday, Oct 27 2014
RAN Applauds Move by U.S. Banks to Reject Australian Coal Port
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 27, 2014contact: Claire Sandberg, claire@ran.org, 646-641-6431Abbot Point coal export project presents dire threat to climate and to the Great Barrier Reef San Francisco—Rainforest Action Network...
Monday, Oct 20 2014
Big Fashion Put on Notice for Forest Destruction
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, October 20th, 2014   ***Interviews and high-resolution images available   CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org   Big Fashion Put on Notice for its...
Tuesday, Sep 23 2014
RAN responds to the UN Climate Summit 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org | Bill Barclay, 415. 659. 0512 BBarclay@ran.org | Christopher Herrera Christopher@ran.org The past few days have...
Tuesday, Sep 23 2014
RAN Responds to Cargill's Forest Pledge
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org | Bill Barclay, 415. 659. 0512 BBarclay@ran.org The following is a statement from...
Tuesday, Sep 23 2014
Press Release: President of Indonesia put to the test over imminent deforestation at UN Climate Summit
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org President of Indonesia put to the test at UN Climate Summit over imminent deforestation  NGOs issue a...
Monday, Sep 22 2014
Press Release: Indonesia’s President inundated with calls to protect Iconic Leuser Ecosystem
Outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s Green Legacy Stands or Falls on Protection of the Leuser Ecosystem, NGOs say  [Jakarta, Sept. 22] In the final weeks...
Friday, Sep 19 2014
Press Release: Palm Oil Giants Hit Pause Button On Bulldozers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, September 19th, 2014 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org Palm Oil Giants Hit Pause Button On Bulldozers Moratorium on forest clearance for...