Posts Tagged with "Morgan Stanley"

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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“It’s Easier to Mine Coal Without People Around.”

Monday, March 4, 2013

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“It’s Easier to Mine Coal Without People Around.”

RAN’s latest Coal Risk Update highlights the potential human rights impacts of a planned mountaintop removal mine in Blair, West Virginia. Blair Mountain is a national treasure: The mountain is the site of arguably the most important post-Civil War battlefield in the US. Currently, Arch Coal plans to build a mine that would destroy the [...]

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Wall Street Flees Wall Street

Monday, April 9, 2012

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Wall Street Flees Wall Street

Wall Street is scared shitless. They’d never admit it, but the way the big Wall Street banks are rapidly relocating their annual shareholder meetings from the concrete canyons of Midtown and lower Manhattan this shareholder season to points south, north and west means that fear is not only visible, you can smell it on them [...]

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The Top 20 Climate Killer Banks

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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The Top 20 Climate Killer Banks

A new report titled “Bankrolling Climate Change” calls out the top 20 banks that are financing the dirty coal industry. The top three “climate killers” will not come as much of a surprise: JP Morgan Chase, Citi, and none other than Bank of America top the list with $22 billion, $18.27 billion, an $16.79 billion [...]

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PNC Bank’s Evolving Approach To The Energy Sector

Monday, October 3, 2011

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PNC recently released their 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report. Documents like this  provide a window into how a bank thinks about its environmental and social impact. RAN has been paying close attention to PNC Bank and its approach to the energy industry for a couple of years, so I was eager to get my hands on [...]

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Who’s Bankrolling AEP, the Coal Company Lobbying for More Coal?

Friday, July 8, 2011

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Who’s Bankrolling AEP, the Coal Company Lobbying for More Coal?

American Electric Power Company, more commonly known as AEP, has been in the news lately. The banks providing funds to this dirty energy purveyor haven’t received as much scrutiny, however. Let’s fix that, shall we? Earlier this month, AEP announced that upcoming EPA clean air regulations (which have now been announced) may mean that the [...]

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Join the Dirty Banks “Tour of Shame” at Powershift

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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Join the Dirty Banks “Tour of Shame” at Powershift

Going to Powershift? Want to stop Big Coal and Big Oil? Aren’t you tired of how Wall Street literally gets away with murder? Then put a little “action” in your life with Rainforest Action Network (action is our middle name, after all.) Please join RAN and friends on Saturday April 16th at 1:00pm outside the [...]

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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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Offical Notice: Cease Financing Coal

Monday, March 14, 2011

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Offical Notice: Cease Financing Coal

To: Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, PNC and Wells Fargo: We regret to inform you that this bank is being put on Notice. Effective immediately you must begin to cease all financing of coal-fired power-plants and related infrastructure. The Rainforest Action Network, our supporters and allies, being inhabitants of this planet, do [...]

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Goodbye Massey and Thanks For Nothing

Sunday, January 30, 2011

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Goodbye Massey and Thanks For Nothing

After months of speculation, Massey Energy, the most controversial coal mining company in the USA, is no more. On Saturday Alpha Natural Resources announced that it had bought out the company in a deal worth $8.5 billion. That’s a high price for the stock – metallurgical coal looks lucrative to short-sighted investors as the competing [...]

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