Posts Tagged with "globalfinance"

Chris Jordan takes on U.S. coal consumption

Thursday, August 6, 2009

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I’ve been a fan of Chris Jordan’s photographs for quite some time. No other work that I’ve seen captures the sheer magnitude of our culture’s dark side in a way that is extremely powerful, very personal and unmistakably quantifiable. Chris has taken on some provocative topics over the years, showing us how one hundred million [...]

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RAN called out with 5 others for NOT taking a stand on climate change – when that stand was inadequate.

Friday, March 20, 2009

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Integrity is everything when you’ve got limited resources and are committed to saving the world’s last remaining old growth forests, defending Indigenous rights, and stopping climate change. While we applaud the efforts of those who are actively trying to limit our emissions and put a system in place that will ensure that this is so, [...]

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Australian logger drops lawsuit against protesters

Monday, March 16, 2009

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Great news from Australia! A logging company has settled its lawsuit against its activist critics, and believe it or not the logger is the one who has to pay the legal fees! In 2004, the largest logger in Tasmania, Gunns Ltd. surprised the world by suing 20 of its strongest critics, charging them with 9 [...]

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Don’t Foreclose on the Climate; Take Action Against Coal and Coal Finance Nov 14-15

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

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“I can’t understand why there aren’t rings of young people blocking bulldozers, and preventing them from constructing coal-fired power plants.” -Al Gore August 2007 “We are here because now is the time to take greater action as individuals, as communities, and as a country to create a sustainable future and stop the destruction of our [...]

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Dominion CEO Punk’d!

Monday, September 15, 2008

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UPDATE #2: Check out a video of the SF actions on YouTube UPDATE: Dominion posted audio of the presentation to its website (fast forward to the 30 minute mark for the Q&A). Just back from Bank of America’s 38th annual investors conference at the Ritz here in San Francisco.  Thomas F. Farrell, II, the esteemed [...]

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Huzzah! Billionaires for Coal Party Down in Atlanta

Friday, July 18, 2008

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The Billionaires for Coal are busy these days. Making appearances in New York, North Carolina and now Atlanta over the past few weeks, they must be getting worried that the grassroots anti-coal climate movement is taking off. In Atlanta the Billionaires held a cocktail party outside the “Climate Change: The Issue, Registries, Forestry Offsets & [...]

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Adopt a Bank Branch and Join the Coal Finance Campaign Today

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

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Want to do something about the climate crisis, but not sure what to do? Don’t think that changing your light bulbs or driving a hybrid is enough? Far from the target-rich environment of a coalfield or a coal plant? If you don’t live in Appalachia, the American Southwest or in coal-plant-affected areas, Rainforest Action Network’s [...]

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Wall Street announces “Carbon Principles” – but what do they mean?

Monday, February 4, 2008

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So, big news on Wall Street today regarding coal and our climate. Three of the largest investment banks (Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and JP Morgan Chase) announced the formation of the “Carbon Principles” – a set of guidelines the banks will follow when lending money to carbon-intensive projects, such as coal-fired power plants. While the banks [...]

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Greenwash of the Week: Coal industry buys off CNN debates

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

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Coming to us via Think Progress: In Democratic presidential debate last night, CNN once again failed to ask any questions about global warming. Perhaps not surprisingly, last night’s debate was sponsored by the coal front group Americans for Balanced Energy Choices (ABEC). Considering that this is an ongoing greenwash and a blatant attempt to buy [...]

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Sex Sells Coal

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

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Here’s an old GE Video I recently stumbled upon. It’s a 2005 recipe to sell “clean coal” from General Electric’s “Eco-magination.” 1. Dress some super-models up like coal miners 2. Oil their bodies up and set them loose in an underground mine 3. Co-opt a traditional anti-corporate anti-mining folksong, Sixteen Tons. 4. Throw in some [...]

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