Posts By Nell Greenberg

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

Nell can be found on Twitter: @nellgreenberg

RAN, 350, Greenpeace: Now Is the Time for Nonviolent Action

By Nell Greenberg, March 7 2011

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RAN, 350, Greenpeace: Now Is the Time for Nonviolent Action

Last Thursday, a federal jury in Salt Lake City, Utah convicted activist Tim DeChristopher of two felony counts for disrupting the auction of more than 100,000 acres of federal land that was being sold off by the Bush Administration for oil and gas drilling in 2008. Tim’s act of civil disobedience has been widely heralded [...]

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RAN Protests Coal Export Kingpin Ambre Energy

By Nell Greenberg, February 23 2011

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RAN Protests Coal Export Kingpin Ambre Energy

Today in Salt Lake City, RAN has joined with climate activists, air quality advocates and local labor organizations to tell coal giant Ambre Energy that the coal rush is over. Coal kingpin Ambre Energy is making a major push to build America’s first West Coast coal port in the Pacific Northwest. That’s right: Ambre has [...]

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Rainforest Action Network Victories: Top Ten of 2010

By Nell Greenberg, December 21 2010

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Rainforest Action Network Victories: Top Ten of 2010

Making change in the world is hard work — some times decades-long hard work. But with the right combination of strategies, experience, tenacity, and allies, it is possible to achieve victories that have a lasting impact. This year, Rainforest Action Network took on corporate titans and secured real wins for the world’s forests, the climate, [...]

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Activists Sit Down so EPA Will Stand up to King Coal

By Nell Greenberg, July 8 2010

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Activists Sit Down so EPA Will Stand up to King Coal

Right now activists with the Rainforest Action Network have staged a super creative and gutsy sit-in at the EPA headquarters to demand stronger protection for Appalachia’s drinking water and an end to the devastating practice of mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining once and for all. With the nation’s eyes on the BP disaster, the EPA, [...]

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JPMorgan’s First Public Statement on MTR

By Nell Greenberg, May 17 2010

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JPMorgan’s First Public Statement on MTR

Just in time for JPMorgan’s annual shareholder meeting the lead U.S. financier of mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining released its first public statement on MTR financing.

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New Report Card Exposes Largest Financers of MTR Coal Mining

By Nell Greenberg, May 13 2010

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New Report Card Exposes Largest Financers of MTR Coal Mining

Today Rainforest Action Network, the Sierra Club and BankTrack issued a report card that ranks nine of the world’s largest banks on their financing of dangerous mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining projects as well as their MTR lending policies. The report revealed that PNC, JPMorgan Chase and UBS received failing grades as the lead financiers [...]

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Pledge to End Mountaintop Removal in 2010

By Nell Greenberg, March 25 2010

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Pledge to End Mountaintop Removal in 2010

I have spent the last two years working to end the devastating, unjust practice of mountaintop removal coal mining (MTR). This is a practice that requires dynamiting the tops off of ancient Appalachian Mountains and contaminating families’ drinking water for a tiny tiny amount of our nation’s coal. I don’t live in Appalachia, and I [...]

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Lisa Jackson’s Reaction To Mountaintop Removal Activist Lock Down At EPA

By Nell Greenberg, March 18 2010

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Lisa Jackson’s Reaction To Mountaintop Removal Activist Lock Down At EPA

At 7:00am this morning, a dozen brave activists released a 25-foot banner on the lawn of the EPA headquarters in Washington, DC. The message on the banner calls on the EPA to pledge to end mountaintop removal coal mining in 2010. But there’s a catch—the banner and two of its holders are suspended from two freestanding tripods 20-feet above the air, and after seven hours they are still hanging there.

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Want an Awesome Yacht? Destroy the Environment.

By Nell Greenberg, February 10 2010

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Want an Awesome Yacht? Destroy the Environment.

In the last couple of weeks a slew of articles have come out announcing last year’s earnings for some of our favorite CEO’s. • JP Morgan Chase’s CEO Jamie Dimon received a bonus of over $16 million ; • General Mills Inc. chairman and CEO Ken Powell received $13.4 million in compensation, up 105 percent [...]

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Governor Manchin Goes to Washington, Obama’s Affair with ‘Clean Coal’ Continues

By Nell Greenberg, February 3 2010

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Governor Manchin Goes to Washington, Obama’s Affair with ‘Clean Coal’ Continues

West Virginia Governor, Joe Manchin, was spotted in DC today. He was attending a meeting at the White House alongside about a dozen governors from key energy producing states. Manchin has been requesting a meeting for some weeks now, and while he didn’t get the one-on-one he was asking for he was certainly in a [...]

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