Posts Tagged with "PNC"

“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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Shareholders Ask PNC Bank To Live The Green Dream

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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Shareholders Ask PNC Bank To Live The Green Dream

I hold no illusions about how much political power  in the U.S. lies in corporate hands. That’s why, a few years ago, I started to acquire a portfolio of shares in a number of banking and energy companies. As a shareholder, I’m entitled to one opportunity each year to question CEOs and senior executives about [...]

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Powershift Joins RAN on Banks Tour of Shame

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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Powershift Joins RAN on Banks Tour of Shame

Last week at Power Shift 2011, Rainforest Action Network teamed up with over a hundred youth to take the streets of Washington D.C. and speak a little truth to Wall Street’s power. Banks like Citi and PNC remain some of the biggest funders of mountaintop removal coal mining and tar sand extraction and pipeline projects [...]

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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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VIDEO: Mountaintop Removal is an American Tragedy

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

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VIDEO: Mountaintop Removal is an American Tragedy

Mountaintop removal is an American tragedy. Plain and simple. The practice destroys hundreds of Appalachian mountains, contaminates drinking water and sacrifices America’s communities for small seams of coal. That’s exactly what actress and RAN ally Susan Sarandon has to say in our new video on mountaintop removal coal mining: This week, hundreds have convened 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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PNC: Are You In This For The Long Run?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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PNC: Are You In This For The Long Run?

Our friends at the Earth Quaker Action Team in Philadelphia staged a marathon-themed protest at PNC bank last month, shortly after the bank announced a public policy on financing mountaintop removal coal mining (MTR). Like RAN, EQAT felt this was a positive move, but that PNC needs to go further and completely pull their financing [...]

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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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Another Big Bank Turns Away from Mountaintop Removal!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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Another Big Bank Turns Away from Mountaintop Removal!

I’m saying ‘Thank you’ this week to PNC bank — which has just released its public position on Mountaintop Removal (MTR) Coal Mining. Here’s PNC’s policy in full — and a key extract: MTR is the subject of increasing regulatory and legislative scrutiny, with a focus on the permitting of MTR mines. While this extraction [...]

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Nov. 18 Day of Action: PNC Stop Funding Mountaintop Removal

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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The anti-coal movement is on the move against PNC. PNC: Stop Funding Mountaintop Removal Nov. 18 Day of Action against PNC’s Mountaintop Removal Investments Join Rainforest Action Network and allies all over Appalachia and the country in stopping PNC’s investments in mountaintop removal. WHAT: PNC: Stop Funding MTR; Day of Action against to end Mountaintop [...]

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