Posts Tagged with "coal finance"

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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Santa Delivers Coal to CEO at Bank of America Headquarters

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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Santa Delivers Coal to CEO at Bank of America Headquarters

On Monday, Bank of America CEO Bryan Moynihan and Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers were both delivered much-deserved lumps of coal by North Carolina activists with Rainforest Action Network and Greenpeace during the 2011 Economic Outlook Conference, presented by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. While one-percenters gathered for their $175-per-plate luncheon, more than 30 festively [...]

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Chicago’s Week Of Action Against Bank Of America

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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Chicago’s Week Of Action Against Bank Of America

Last week, RAN teamed up with Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization, Occupy Chicago, and Reverend Billy for a week of action against B of A highlighting the bank’s $4.3 billion dollars invested in the coal industry and its impacts on local communities in Chicago. The week started out with a visit to Bank of [...]

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UPDATED: Activists In Charlotte, NC Take Action To Tell Bank Of America: Not With Our Money

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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UPDATED: Activists In Charlotte, NC Take Action To Tell Bank Of America: Not With Our Money

Update 11/18/11 10:00AM PST We’ve just posted a short video recap of the day’s events. Watch it below or on YouTube. Update 11/15/11 01:59PM All eight activists are now out of jail, in good spirits, and proud of the message they sent to Bank of America today. You can send one too: Tell Bank of [...]

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New Mountaintop Removal Report Card: Which Banks Made the Grade

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

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New Mountaintop Removal Report Card: Which Banks Made the Grade

It’s way past time for the world’s banks to stop funding the wholesale destruction of Appalachia’s ecosystems. Rainforest Action Network and the Sierra Club released the 2011 Mountaintop Removal Report Card today. The report card exposes relationships between 10 of the biggest banks in the world and the top companies practicing mountaintop removal mining in [...]

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No more ‘No New Coal’?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

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Thanks to the good work of the Sierra Club and a large coalition of western and Utah organizations, the phrase ‘No New Coal’ may have gone WAY out of style today. The Environmental Appeals Board of the EPA just ruled that the EPA has the authority to establish a Best Available Control Technology (BACT) limit [...]

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Mike Brune showdown with Clean Coal pusher

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

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Check out this video of RAN’s executive director facing off with Joe Lucas from the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. Considering how heated this topic is, the two of them were as polite as polite can be – but perhaps that’s because Joe Lucas is so predictably blind to the hypocrisy of the notion [...]

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