Posts Tagged with "Charlotte"

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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Eye to Eye with Brian Moynihan

Thursday, May 9, 2013

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Eye to Eye with Brian Moynihan

VIDEO: To watch more of what happened yesterday at the Bank of America shareholder meeting in Charlotte, watch the clip at the bottom of this blog post. As I stood eye-to-eye with Bank of America (BofA) CEO, Brian Moynihan, a large stop-watch projected onto the wall of the conference room started to count down. I [...]

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Charlotte Teach-In: “We can no longer afford to stand still like we’re not a part of this planet.”

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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Charlotte Teach-In: “We can no longer afford to stand still like we’re not a part of this planet.”

Last night, Saint Matthew’s Catholic Church in Charlotte graciously hosted a panel discussion on “Communities and Coal.” We were lucky to hear from panelists from communities impacted by coal in Appalachia and the Pacific Northwest, as well as from experts on the health consequences of climate change and the growing impacts of coal on communities [...]

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It’s Bank of America’s Annual Shareholder Meeting: Time to Voice Discontent

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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It’s Bank of America’s Annual Shareholder Meeting: Time to Voice Discontent

I know you care—in the past couple months, you’ve already taken multiple online actions to urge Bank of America to stop funding the coal industry. And as you are reading this, I am outside the Bank of America shareholder meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a group of 30 people who have been negatively impacted by [...]

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Gearing Up for Bank of America’s Shareholder Meeting

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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Gearing Up for Bank of America’s Shareholder Meeting

I’m in Charlotte this week to talk to Bank of America’s annual shareholder meeting. For the past two years, RAN has been calling on the bank to get serious about addressing climate change.This is a bank that declares a “commitment to positive environmental change” proudly on its website and a bank that has fanfared multi-billion [...]

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BREAKING: “Risking Arrest for My Granddaughter”

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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BREAKING: “Risking Arrest for My Granddaughter”

“My husband and I are BofA shareholders, but I am a grandmother first, foremost, and forever.” – Patricia Moore, Bank of America shareholder and grandmother Today in Charlotte, NC., nine people are risking arrest at sit-ins coordinated at four different Bank of America branches. Among those risking arrest is Patricia Moore, 75, of Charlotte, a [...]

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Thousands March on Wall Street South, Bank of America

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

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Thousands March on Wall Street South, Bank of America

Just days before DNC delegates descended on Charlotte, the streets here were filled with throngs of the 99%. Nearly 2,000 protestors marched through the heart of Wall Street South, stopping to demand social, economic and environmental justice outside the headquarters of Bank of America and Duke Energy. In 92 degree heat, the pervasive mood was [...]

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Charlotte Rolls Against Coal!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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Charlotte Rolls Against Coal!

Last weekend, over a thousand Charlotte citizens turned out for a cancer fundraiser styled as a 24 Hour bike ride.  Participants were encouraged to ride with a team, and many organizations and businesses were represented.  Duke Energy’s team was present, as was team Bank of America in matching red and blue spandex. This year, as [...]

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Taking a Cue From RAN? Democrats Give Bank of America Stadium Another Rename

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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Taking a Cue From RAN? Democrats Give Bank of America Stadium Another Rename

Seems like no one is happy with the name of Charlotte, NC’s Bank of America Stadium these days. Just two months after we renamed it “Bank of Coal” Stadium to point out that BofA is still the #1 financier of the US coal industry, Democrat Party leaders have dubbed Bank of America Stadium “Panthers Stadium”. [...]

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Greenwash This: Dumping 500 lbs of Coal at Bank of America

Friday, June 22, 2012

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Greenwash This: Dumping 500 lbs of Coal at Bank of America

This week, top Bank of America brass are in Rio for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, shilling for the bank’s green image. Bank representatives are using the Rio +20 conference as a platform to highlight the bank’s recently announced environmental initiative, a half-hearted commitment intended to demonstrate “Bank of America’s legacy of leadership in [...]

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