Posts Tagged with "Global Finance Campaign"

Another European Bank Voices Risks of Financing Coal Plants

Friday, September 23, 2011

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Another European Bank Voices Risks of Financing Coal Plants

 RAN is challenging the largest U.S. banks to address their financing of coal power and we’re concerned that they are falling behind their European competitors. Last week, French banking giant BNP Paribas released its new corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy on coal power. (Those of you who enjoy reading bank statements can check out the [...]

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In It To Win It: Stories from RAN’s Northwest Coal Summit

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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In It To Win It: Stories from RAN’s Northwest Coal Summit

Change comes from the bottom up. Ask Grace Lee Boggs. Ask Bill McKibben. And if you can go back in time, ask pre-2008 Barack Obama. That’s why RAN was both eager and proud to host a skill-share for Northwest coal activists who are intent on stopping the expansion of two proposed coal export terminals — [...]

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Mountaintop Removal Mining Raises Birth Defects

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Mountaintop Removal Mining Raises Birth Defects

In April I went to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi’s office in Washington DC. Nancy is my representative and I was there to talk about her duty to protect U.S. communities and waterways from toxic mountaintop removal mining pollution. My friend Erica was in the room with me. Erica lives in the Kentucky mountains, and her community [...]

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EPA Issues Historic Veto on Arch Coal’s Spruce Mine

Thursday, January 13, 2011

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EPA Issues Historic Veto on Arch Coal’s Spruce Mine

Excellent news this morning from Washington DC! Today, the EPA announced that they are vetoing the Clean Water Act permit for Arch Coal’s Spruce No. 1 Mine in Logan County, West Virginia. This is a historic victory for the movement to end mountaintop removal mining. It’s the first time that the EPA has issued a [...]

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The PNC Four Go Free

Monday, November 29, 2010

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The PNC Four Go Free

Last month RAN organized a protest inside PNC Bank’s Washington DC branch in coalition with the Earth Quaker Action Team, RAN Chicago and Reverend Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping. We wanted to draw attention to PNC’s role in financing mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining in Appalachia and put pressure on the bank [...]

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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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Citizens Occupy PNC: The Bank of Mountaintop Removal

Monday, September 27, 2010

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UPDATE: Four brave activists were arrested at today’s PNC sit-in, including Reverend Billy Talen, George Lakey, Alexa Ross and Liz Nerat. Today, as part of Appalachia Rising, the largest protest against mountaintop removal coal mining in history, 35 concerned citizens staged a sit-in at PNC’s flagship bank here Washington DC. Currently, PNC Bank is the [...]

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Cracks in Big Coal’s Empire

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” -Gandhi Don Blankenship‘s empire is crumbling. Mountaintop removal coal mining may well be on it’s way out. The money’s drying up. Appalachia is rising in Washington D.C. And we’re seeing some VERY interesting developments on Wall Street and in [...]

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Is Mine Safety An Oxymoron?

Monday, August 30, 2010

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33 miners are trapped deep in a gold and copper mine in Chile – they’ve been there for over three weeks and will likely stay trapped for at least another three. I just read an absurdly upbeat story by the AP which appears meant to calm fears for safety of the trapped miners. The article [...]

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Hundreds Rally to Save Coal River Mountain Today

Monday, December 7, 2009

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Robert Kennedy, Jr. calls for a stop to the blasting of Coal River Mountain and protection of nation’s clean energy resources, on first day of global climate talks in Copenhagen Why would 300 people stand in the bitter cold for more than two hours on a Monday afternoon? Well, in Charleston today, we braved the [...]

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