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Climate Action Fund: Get Action, Not Offsets

By Tracy Solum, March 17 2011

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Climate Action Fund: Get Action, Not Offsets

Research shows that carbon offsets aren’t working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stall global warming. That’s why RAN has founded the Climate Action Fund. In theory, a carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon or greenhouse gases made in order to compensate for or to offset an emission made elsewhere. Rather than [...]

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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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What Does Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown Mean for our Energy Future?

By Annie Sartor, March 15 2011

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What Does Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown Mean for our Energy Future?

Japan’s earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant disaster have dominated headlines around the world since news broke last Friday. Thousands of people have died in Japan over the past few days, and many more are at risk of radiation sickness from the ongoing nuclear power plant meltdown. My heart aches for all of the families in [...]

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Offical Notice: Cease Financing Coal

By Amanda Starbuck, March 14 2011

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Offical Notice: Cease Financing Coal

To: Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, PNC and Wells Fargo: We regret to inform you that this bank is being put on Notice. Effective immediately you must begin to cease all financing of coal-fired power-plants and related infrastructure. The Rainforest Action Network, our supporters and allies, being inhabitants of this planet, do [...]

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RAN’s Position On Hydrofracking

By Amanda Starbuck, February 16 2011

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RAN’s Position On Hydrofracking

We have grown increasingly concerned about the prevalence of hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking,’ a technique used to mine natural gas. We’ve watched movies like Split Estate and Gasland, which explain the serious health risks associated with fracking, and we’ve been hearing and reading about thousands of people across the US who are turning out to [...]

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Challenging Green Corporate Power

By Annie Sartor, December 13 2010

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Challenging Green Corporate Power

Last week, the San Francisco Chronicle posted an article about California becoming “the center of renewable power development in the United States” as utility companies work toward the state-mandated 20% by 2010 renewable energy standard. Now that one of the primary goals of California’s landmark climate bill is on track, legislators are setting their sights [...]

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Grassroots Organizing Cools the Planet; A Letter from the Grassroots to 1 Sky

By Scott Parkin, October 27 2010

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Grassroots Organizing Cools the Planet; A Letter from the Grassroots to 1 Sky

[A Letter from the Grassroots; written by grassroots organizations across the United States (including Grassroots Global Justice, Movement Generation, Indigenous Environmental Network, etc - full list at the end. The letter is a response to 1 Sky's public statement this August.] Sign the Petition To the Board and Staff of 1 Sky, We are grassroots [...]

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Solar Good, Chevron’s Business Bad

By Mike G, October 22 2010

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Solar Good, Chevron’s Business Bad

A hand covered in crude contaminates from an open toxic pool in the the Ecuadorean Amazon rainforest near Lago Agrio. It was abandoned by Texaco (now Chevron) after oil drilling operations ended in 1990 and was never remediated. View more pics of Chevron’s toxic legacy in the Ecuadorean Amazon. A few weeks ago, the British [...]

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Decoding RBS Greenwash

By Brant Olson, August 24 2010

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Decoding RBS Greenwash

As 500 climate activists set up camp at RBS Global Headquarters in Edinburgh last week, the bank tried and failed to play the victim.  Despite the bank’s assertions to the press, we showed that the bank is not a top funder of renewable energy (according to Bloomberg), and never offered to meet with protest leaders [...]

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Royal BS

By Brant Olson, August 19 2010

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Royal BS

Hundreds of climate activists set up camp this morning next to the headquarters of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in Edinburgh. Since an October 2008 bailout, taxpayers have owned more than 80% of the bank. But Downing Street won’t enforce basic environmental standards at RBS so Climate Camp is taking direct action. The camp [...]

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