Posts Tagged with "Freedom from Oil"

Greenwash And Cargill: Growing Together

Thursday, October 7, 2010

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Cargill just released their 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report, which provides an overview of Cargill’s amazing lackluster efforts to address supply chain issues including sourcing palm oil associated with rainforest destruction and social conflict. Titled “Growing Together,” the report is a seriously misleading account of the environmental and human rights achievements of the world’s largest privately [...]

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Climate Action and Black Crosses

Monday, October 4, 2010

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Over the weekend, Big Coal’s corporate stooges flew to the gateway city of St. Louis for a carbon intensive love fest known as the “Global Energy Future Forum.” St. Louis has become ground zero for the dirty energy industry as two of the largest coal companies in the world –Arch Coal and Peabody Energy– are [...]

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Murray Energy Coal Pollutes Southern Ohio’s Waterways

Sunday, October 3, 2010

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Thanks to Mary Ellen for alerting me to this story in Southern Ohio. A coal slurry spill from Murray Energy’s American Century Mine is threatening Belmont County Creek. This is the fourth coal slurry spill into the creek in recent years – and yet Murray Energy wants to put another impoundment right on the creek. [...]

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Swing and Miss: Chevron PR efforts can’t erase stain of Ecuador pollution

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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For a big company like Chevron, image is everything. And when a company as big as Chevron dumps over 18 billion gallons of toxic oil waste into a pristine rainforest, leading to the deaths of over 1,400 people and imperiling the health and wellbeing of tens of thousands more, that company’s reputation justifiably suffers. The [...]

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Palm Oil Key Focus at General Mills Shareholder Meeting

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Yesterday marked a huge shift in the U.S. food industry – it’s now official that the world’s sixth largest food company is taking concrete action to address their controversial sourcing of palm oil from Cargill. I attended General Mills’ annual shareholder meeting on Monday in Minneapolis, MN, and listened intently as CEO Ken Powell addressed [...]

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Account of action & arrest in DC by George Lakey

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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George Lakey and the Earth Quaker Action Team, joined us on Monday at Appalachia Rising in Washington DC, to protest mountaintop removal mining. His account of our action at PNC bank is one of the best-written, and most accessible, recent accounts I have read about why taking nonviolent direct action is such a powerful strategy. [...]

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James Cameron Goes To Tar Sands As Tar Sands Come To US

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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James Cameron, “the most powerful man in Hollywood,” is in Alberta. Canadian TV cut into regular broadcasts this morning to show footage of him climbing into a helicopter for an areal tour of the tar sands. He’s touring with industry reps this morning, then will visit with Indigenous leaders later this afternoon in Ft. Chipewyan. [...]

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Chicago Pushes Back Against Canada’s Tar Sands

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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Following three significant spills of tar sands oil from aging pipelines in the Midwest, RAN Chicago took action. An afternoon protest was themed around pushing back on Canada’s tar sands and kicking our addiction to oil. Of the various placards on display (stop the serial spiller!), the hypodermic needle filled with oil was my personal [...]

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Pelosi Visits Ottawa as Tar Sands Protests Flare

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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Speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi is in Ottawa today and tomorrow meeting with both friends and foes of Canada’s tar sands. RAN did our part to greet Madam Speaker on both coasts.  In Ottawa, we teamed up with LUSH Cosmetics and IEN for a bit of theater on the steps of Parliament (pics and [...]

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Decoding RBS Greenwash

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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As 500 climate activists set up camp at RBS Global Headquarters in Edinburgh last week, the bank tried and failed to play the victim.  Despite the bank’s assertions to the press, we showed that the bank is not a top funder of renewable energy (according to Bloomberg), and never offered to meet with protest leaders [...]

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