Posts Tagged with "Frontline Communities"

Extreme Coal – No Longer Business as Usual

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Extreme Coal – No Longer Business as Usual

For the first time since we began publishing coal finance report cards five years ago, we have an encouraging trend to report: Major banks have begun making noise about the growing financial risk associated with climate change—and specifically associated with coal, the top global contributor to carbon pollution. On top of that, major banks have [...]

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Blockade: Fighting strip mine expansion Rocky Branch, Illinois

Friday, March 21, 2014

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Blockade: Fighting strip mine expansion Rocky Branch, Illinois

This post is by activist Jeff Lucas.  Residents of Illinois’ Rocky Branch community halt Peabody strip mine expansion for three hours with a road blockade.  321 miles south of Chicago sits Rocky Branch, a community tucked into the Shawnee Hills. Roughly 1 mile north of Rocky Branch is the Cottage Grove strip mine. Peabody has been [...]

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APRIL Misses the Mark with New Forest Management Policy

Friday, January 31, 2014

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APRIL Misses the Mark with New Forest Management Policy

On Tuesday, Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper company, Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL), released an updated Sustainable Forest Management Policy. While this policy is notable, especially given APRIL’s recent suspension from the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), it falls far short of what is needed for APRIL to clean up its [...]

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Pulp and Paper Giant APRIL Rebuked, Put On Notice

Friday, January 24, 2014

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Pulp and Paper Giant APRIL Rebuked, Put On Notice

 The World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a group of 200 international corporations who claim commitments to sustainability, has put APRIL, Indonesia’s second largest and now most destructive pulp and paper company, on notice. APRIL has been placed on probation and the WBCSD will revoke its membership unless it can prove that it has [...]

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An Urgent Request from Indonesian Conservationists

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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An Urgent Request from Indonesian Conservationists

The following post is a guest blog from Indonesian conservationist and RAN ally Tezar Pahlevie. Please watch the brief following video of Tezar speaking to RAN staff from his home province of Aceh in Sumatra, Indonesia from November 2013. Please take action now to protect the extraordinary Leuser Ecosystem forever! You can read more from [...]

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“We Do Not Wish to be Slaves on Our Own Lands”

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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“We Do Not Wish to be Slaves on Our Own Lands”

The following guest blog is a call to action by RAN ally Adelbert Gangai on behalf of his people in Papua New Guinea. Please watch this compelling short interview with Adelbert speaking to RAN staff at last month’s Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) meeting in Sumatra, Indonesia. Then take action here to help the [...]

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Lumber Liquidators: Trading Siberian Tigers, Organized Crime, and Illegal Logging for Cheap Flooring

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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Lumber Liquidators: Trading Siberian Tigers, Organized Crime, and Illegal Logging for Cheap Flooring

A shocking new report shows direct ties between hardwood flooring giant Lumber Liquidators, organized crime, and the illegal logging of the habitat of the last 450 Siberian Tigers. This shameless disregard for the last few remaining members of the species in pursuit of cheap flooring is not only disgusting, it’s illegal under American law and [...]

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RAN Crashes Hershey’s Halloween Party

Saturday, October 26, 2013

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RAN Crashes Hershey’s Halloween Party

When Americans think Halloween, we think chocolate and treats, often from Hershey’s. That all changed today In Hershey, PA, when Strawberry the orangutan and RAN exposed the link between Hershey’s halloween treats and the plight of the world’s last wild orangutans. Hershey’s won’t guarantee that its products are Conflict Palm Oil free, so we took [...]

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Exposed: Child Labor in the US Food Supply

Monday, July 29, 2013

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Exposed: Child Labor in the US Food Supply

At the age when kids in the US are attending middle school and going to soccer practice, too many children across Indonesia and Malaysia are forced to work long days doing back-breaking labor in the harsh and sweltering conditions of industrial palm oil plantations. These children often do not receive pay or have the opportunity [...]

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Dear Exxon, We’re Sick of Your Spin Machine. With No Love, America.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

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Is anyone else paying attention to the tweets that Exxon-Mobil have posted following the aftermath of the Mayflower, Arkansas oil spill? Frustratingly—and not surprisingly—Exxon has issued a hollow apology “for the inconvenience” to the town of Mayflower for spilling over 80,000 gallons of oil that cascaded through the streets of this small town last Friday: [...]

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