Posts Tagged with "Appalachian Mountains"

Investor Summit: Bank of America puts our Climate at Risk

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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Investor Summit: Bank of America puts our Climate at Risk

This post is by Yann Louvel, BankTrack Climate and Energy Campaign Coordinator. Earlier this month, Bank of America participated in the 2014 Investor Summit on Climate Risk as the “convening sponsor” of the event. While there was a lot of talk about the urgency of the problem of tackling climate change, there were a few things the [...]

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Banking on Coal: New BankTrack Report Highlights Bank Complicity in Global Coal Mining Boom

Thursday, December 12, 2013

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Banking on Coal: New BankTrack Report Highlights Bank Complicity in Global Coal Mining Boom

“Most innovative investment bank for climate change.” – Citigroup “Mak(ing) your life greener and help(ing) tackle climate change.” – Morgan Stanley “Financing a low carbon economy.” – Bank of America When banks tout slogans such as these, you might expect them to mean that they plan to phase out financing for coal, the single largest [...]

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Appalachian Coalition to March on Blair Mountain June 4-11

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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Appalachian Coalition to March on Blair Mountain June 4-11

I’ve been part of the movement to end mountaintop removal for five years now. In 2008, RAN and I helped organize blockade actions against Dominion Energy which was building a new coal fired power plant in Wise, VA. In 2009 and 2010, we worked in solidarity with Appalachian and direct action groups in southern West [...]

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Climate Action Fund: Get Action, Not Offsets

Thursday, 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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Flash Flooding In West Virginia…Again

Monday, June 14, 2010

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Yesterday a State of Emergency was declared in Southern West Virginia after flooding ravaged the area. Thousands were without electricity on Sunday and there are reports of more than 100 buildings flooded in Logan County. Local residents have been quick to make connections between this flooding and mountaintop removal mining – these are some of [...]

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

Thursday, March 18, 2010

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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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