Posts Tagged with "Chase"

The “Revolt of the Golden Toads” Bay Area Tour!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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The “Revolt of the Golden Toads” Bay Area Tour!

A guest blog post by Reverend Billy, leader of the Church of Stop Shopping, an activist performance group based in New York City The Church of Stop Shopping returns to New York now, after a week in the Bay Area.  A highlight:  we launched the “Extinction Resurrection” campaign at the front doors and inside the big banks that finance climate disruption. [...]

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Putting Wall Street on Notice

Thursday, January 27, 2011

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Putting Wall Street on Notice

Last week, RAN’s coal finance campaign released its latest report, “The Principle Matter: Banks, Climate & The Carbon Principles.” The report shows that despite adopting the Carbon Principles — once a much heralded “new path” for the banking industry — what we’ve seen in practice is still just “business as usual.” Along with releasing the [...]

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Banks Bail on Coal; Top 4 banks Cut Financing for Massey Energy

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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Two years ago no bank had a policy on coal mining, and Wall Street was providing finance and credit indiscriminately to the most destructive form of mining in the country. Bank of America, Citi, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo have successively passed public policies limiting their financial relationships with coal operators [...]

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New Report Card Exposes Largest Financers of MTR Coal Mining

Thursday, May 13, 2010

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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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Dis-invest-a-lujah!

Monday, May 10, 2010

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Our friends in NYC are on the move as the Church of Life After Shopping is hitting the Chase branches and talking to Chase employees about mountaintop removal…. with hidden video. From Rev. Billy’s folks in NYC: Hidden-cam, an inspirational video showing a Chase bank customer closing her account, and explaining mountaintop removal to several [...]

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Chase: Stop Funding MTR- Reportback from Boulder, CO

Friday, May 7, 2010

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Nice report back from Susan in Boulder: “I just got back from the local branch of Chase bank. First I stood outside and asked people coming in and out of the building, “Excuse me. Do you bank here?” in a friendly voice. (The building also houses some other offices.) First Encounter: A woman, maybe about [...]

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Chase:Stop Funding MTR- Event Report from LA Action

Friday, May 7, 2010

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In Los Angeles, a crew of dedicated volunteers protested outside a bank branch and delivered a letter, passed out flyers and held signs and banners. From Sophie in LA: “Today’s action was a great success!! We (about a dozen activists) mobilized in front of a Chase bank in Silverlake with great visibility from a main [...]

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Chase: Stop Funding MTR Day of Action Reportbacks

Friday, May 7, 2010

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Yesterday, people all over the country (150 registered actions) took action against Chase Bank over their funding of the mountaintop removal coal mining sector. From New York to Los Angeles, people are demanding that Chase end their support of this awful practice. Here are some of the report backs we’ve gotten so far: Joanna in [...]

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New Reporting from Citi on their Mountaintop Removal Financing

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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In 2009 RAN urged Citi to stop financing mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining, the environmental tragedy that is destroying the Appalachian landscape and poisoning communities. Citi’s initial response, a statement on their website that the bank had “has implemented a robust MTR Environmental Due Diligence Process” was a disappointment to us. While Citi had at [...]

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Challenging Chase on Coal in San Jose

Sunday, April 4, 2010

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Here’s a report-back from a Chase branch protest in San Jose last week: At 3:00 PM eight of us headed to the branch office at 55 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA‎ (near Downtown San Jose). Three of us went into the bank and talked to the tellers, handed them the bi-fold handouts and [...]

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