Posts By Ginger Cassady

Ginger Cassady - who has written 7 posts on Rainforest Action Network Blog.

Ginger Cassady has 15 years of experience campaigning on national and international human rights and environmental issues, and is the Director of RAN’s Tropical Forest Program. In her previous role as Director of RAN’s Change Chevron campaign, she worked with indigenous communities in the Amazon seeking to enforce one of the largest environmental lawsuits ever won against an oil company. Before moving to Rainforest Action Network in 2010, she was campaign director at Forest Ethics, where she focused on limiting pulp and paper expansion in the North American Boreal, which resulted in significant corporate policy commitments from companies like Crate &Barrel, Williams-Sonoma, American Express and other consumer-facing companies. Prior to Forest Ethics she was a senior campaigner at Greenpeace, where she worked to stop illegal logging in the Amazon and deforestation in the Boreal with the Kimberly-Clark campaign. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

PepsiCo Says No More Land Grabbing; Now Needs To Cut Conflict Palm Oil and Deforestation

By Ginger Cassady, March 18 2014

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PepsiCo Says No More Land Grabbing; Now Needs To Cut Conflict Palm Oil and Deforestation

Today, food and beverage giant PepsiCo declared that it will no longer accept land grabbing in its global supply chains. Land grabbing occurs when Indigenous Peoples or local communities are kicked off their land so corporations can make profits from growing palm oil, sugar, and other crops. This announcement comes after significant consumer pressure from [...]

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Support ClearWater’s Mission to Bring Immediate Relief to Ecuador

By Ginger Cassady, April 11 2012

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Support ClearWater’s Mission to Bring Immediate Relief to Ecuador

“Water is the source of life. Without clean water we can’t survive.” These are the words of Emergildo Criollo, a leader of the Cofan people. Emergildo was a young boy when Chevron (then called Texaco) began drilling for oil in northeastern Ecuador using such substandard practices that some 18 billion gallons of toxic waste were [...]

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Chevron’s Legal Strategy Derailed, Ecuadoreans Score Major Victory

By Ginger Cassady, September 20 2011

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Chevron’s Legal Strategy Derailed, Ecuadoreans Score Major Victory

Yesterday, Chevron’s legal strategy to evade cleaning up its oil pollution in Ecuador went off the rails. An appeals court in New York lifted a ban on the $18 billion judgment against the company for contaminating the Amazon. The decision comes after a hearing last Friday in which Chevron’s lawyers were all but laughed out [...]

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Chevron Is Trying To Erase Servio Curipoma From History, And A US Judge Is Helping

By Ginger Cassady, September 15 2011

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Chevron Is Trying To Erase Servio Curipoma From History, And A US Judge Is Helping

After poisoning his community and taking his family from him, Chevron is heaping disrespect on Servio Curipoma by trying to pretend he doesn’t exist, and that his mother, father, and sister never existed. We can’t let Chevron get away with it. Servio is a farmer who lives in the Ecuadorean Amazon. He lost both of [...]

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Judge Kaplan Drastically Overreached With “Unlawful” Injunction To Protect Chevron, International Law Experts Say

By Ginger Cassady, June 20 2011

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Judge Kaplan Drastically Overreached With “Unlawful” Injunction To Protect Chevron, International Law Experts Say

US Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan’s bias in favor of Chevron may have led him to drastically overstep his authority, according to several international law experts from around the world who have asked the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York to dissolve Kaplan’s preliminary injunction against enforcement of an $18 billion verdict against the [...]

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RAN Activists Unfurl 50′ Banner: “Chevron Guilty-Clean Up Amazon”

By Ginger Cassady, May 23 2011

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RAN Activists Unfurl 50′ Banner: “Chevron Guilty-Clean Up Amazon”

UPDATE (10:57AM PST 05/24/11): All of the activists were released from jail early this morning. Everyone was charged with misdemeanors. UPDATE (7:34PM PST): The seven activists who pulled off today’s action at Chevron’s Richmond refinery are in Contra Costa County Jail being processed. They’re all in good spirits and proud of what they accomplished today. [...]

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New Report Exposes Chevron’s Doublespeak On Ecuador Liability

By Ginger Cassady, May 11 2011

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New Report Exposes Chevron’s Doublespeak On Ecuador Liability

The ever-soaring price of gas may have Chevron’s stock riding high, but the company is still facing a massive liability in Ecuador. An independent report released widely today reveals that, despite Chevron’s claims to the contrary, the $18 billion court judgment against the oil giant in Ecuador poses serious financial and operational risks to the [...]

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