Posts By Nell Greenberg

Nell Greenberg - who has written 41 posts on Rainforest Action Network Blog.

Nell can be found on Twitter: @nellgreenberg

Top Quotes from Today’s Keystone News

By Nell Greenberg, April 18 2014

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Top Quotes from Today’s Keystone News

We’ve had our eyes glued to the news on the Keystone XL pipeline delay all day. Here are some of the responses from different sides of the issue that we found most informative, inspiring and even entertaining. I’m not sure we can interpret the tealeaves on what today’s news means for the outcome of the [...]

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Remembering Becky Tarbotton: One Year Later

By Nell Greenberg, December 26 2013

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Remembering Becky Tarbotton: One Year Later

A year ago today the unimaginable happened. On December 26, 2012 we lost our executive director and friend, Rebecca Tarbotton. It was one of the hardest, most painful moments in Rainforest Action Network’s history. Remembering that day and the days that followed makes my insides hurt and my throat close. Beyond the hurt, though, there [...]

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RAN Announces Lindsey Allen as Acting Executive Director

By Nell Greenberg, February 8 2013

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RAN Announces Lindsey Allen as Acting Executive Director

Today, we’re pleased to announce the appointment of Lindsey Allen, RAN’s Forest Program Director, as our Acting Executive Director. Lindsey has been the Forest Program Director at RAN since October 2010. Under her lead the Program secured the largest victory for rainforests in RAN’s 27-year history (literally)—a paper policy transforming everything about the way entertainment [...]

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The Last Message Becky Wrote To You

By Nell Greenberg, January 11 2013

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The Last Message Becky Wrote To You

For the last two weeks, we’ve been grieving the loss of RAN’s beloved executive director, Rebecca Tarbotton, who died tragically on December 26. In late December, Becky was working on a letter to you that she planned to send in the New Year. We’ve decided to share the full letter below. We will warn you [...]

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Rainforest Action Network Mourns the Unexpected Loss of Our Visionary Executive Director, Rebecca Tarbotton

By Nell Greenberg, December 29 2012

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Rainforest Action Network Mourns the Unexpected Loss of Our Visionary Executive Director, Rebecca Tarbotton

Our organization, and the community that has grown around it for more than 25 years, are mourning the loss of Rebecca Tarbotton, who died unexpectedly on Wednesday while vacationing in Mexico with her husband and close friends. Rebecca Tarbotton, known to friends as Becky, was a profound thinker and leader. She was dedicated to merging [...]

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President Obama: Veto The “Anti-Free Speech” Bill

By Nell Greenberg, March 7 2012

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President Obama: Veto The “Anti-Free Speech” Bill

Update: Obama signed H.R. 347 into law last week. Our right to assemble and speak freely in protest of the government is under serious threat this week. Last Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted nearly unanimously (388-3) in favor of H.R. 347, the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011, which could [...]

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The 99% Spring

By Nell Greenberg, February 15 2012

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The 99% Spring

This spring, RAN has joined an amazingly ambitious effort to train 100,000 Americans in non-violent direct action and start a movement to take our country back. Please read the call to action below from more than 40 economic and environmental advocacy groups. And then join us in springing into action. DATE: February 15, 2012 TO: [...]

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Texan Takes Fight Against Tar Sands Pipeline to Citigroup

By Nell Greenberg, April 21 2011

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Texan Takes Fight Against Tar Sands Pipeline to Citigroup

David Daniel is traveling 1,500 miles from the Piney Woods of East Texas to midtown Manhattan this week with a message for Citigroup, the nation’s third-largest bank: Don’t help a Canadian oil pipeline company endanger my community. At today’s Citigroup annual shareholder meeting, CEO Vikram Pandit was taken to task by David Daniel along with [...]

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VIDEO: Mountaintop Removal is an American Tragedy

By Nell Greenberg, April 5 2011

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VIDEO: Mountaintop Removal is an American Tragedy

Mountaintop removal is an American tragedy. Plain and simple. The practice destroys hundreds of Appalachian mountains, contaminates drinking water and sacrifices America’s communities for small seams of coal. That’s exactly what actress and RAN ally Susan Sarandon has to say in our new video on mountaintop removal coal mining: This week, hundreds have convened in [...]

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Score: Three to Zip in Bad Day for Dirty Energy

By Nell Greenberg, March 16 2011

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Score: Three to Zip in Bad Day for Dirty Energy

Amidst a horrific week of news about Japan, there was some truly good news yesterday in the fight to keep dirty coal and oil out of our air, water and atmosphere. Ambre Energy was foiled in its effort to open a coal export terminal on the coast of the Pacific Northwest; TransCanada was delayed in [...]

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