Posts Tagged with "Alpha Natural Resources"

Top 10 Dirty Corporate Tax Dodgers of 2011

Monday, April 9, 2012

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Top 10 Dirty Corporate Tax Dodgers of 2011

Two weeks ago it was announced that the U.S. has the highest corporate tax rate in the world sparking furious debate from Fox News types concerned about corporate well being. At RAN, we decided to dig a little deeper to see whether the corporate tax rate really is unfairly penalizing multi billion dollar corporations. Our [...]

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Massey’s Parent Company Accepts Financial Responsibility For Upper Big Branch Disaster

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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Massey’s Parent Company Accepts Financial Responsibility For Upper Big Branch Disaster

No amount of money will bring back the 29 men who died because of Massey Energy’s gross disregard for safety, but hopefully this will help their families start to feel a sense of justice. According to the Charleston Gazette: “Alpha Natural Resources will spend $200 million on fines, victim restitution and mine safety improvements to [...]

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Corporate Tax Dodgers: The Dirtiest Dozen

Thursday, April 14, 2011

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Corporate Tax Dodgers: The Dirtiest Dozen

Co-authored by Matt Leonard Billionaire real estate investor and legendary tax evader Leona Helmsley famously said: “Only the little people pay taxes.” It turns out Helmsley was all too right. Last month’s discovery that GE paid zero in taxes in 2010 has exploded across the news. But GE is not alone. Rainforest Action Network reviewed [...]

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Dear Citi: You Have a Responsibility

Monday, February 7, 2011

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Dear Citi: You Have a Responsibility

Last week we got the news that Alpha Natural Resources had bought out Massey Energy, in a deal worth over $7 billion that creates the largest mountaintop removal coal mining company in Appalachia. Citi bank took the financial lead on this deal, a move that drew strong criticism. Here’s the transcript of a letter from [...]

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New UBS Policy Fizzles

Thursday, February 3, 2011

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New UBS Policy Fizzles

‘Tis the season for new bank environmental and social policies! Last Friday, UBS was the latest to announce an updated “Responsible Banking” policy. Let’s see how it stacks up. First off, we have to commend UBS and other banks for choosing to make environmental and social commitments public. Transparency is a critically necessary component of [...]

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Top 3 Ways to Rid U.S. Need for Mountaintop Removal Coal

Monday, August 9, 2010

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Those of us who are working to stop mountaintop removal coal mining are often asked how the United States would meet its energy needs without coal from Appalachia. There are a few answers to that question… 1 Be Energy Efficient One answer is that opportunities for energy efficiency in the US are huge. Individual and [...]

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