Posts Tagged with "Sierra Club"

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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Dirty Money: U.S. Banks at the Bottom of the Class

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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Dirty Money: U.S. Banks at the Bottom of the Class

Today Rainforest Action Network and the Sierra Club released our Coal Finance Report Card 2012, our third annual ranking of the largest financiers of mountaintop removal coal mining and coal-fired power plants. The report looks at the stated policies for mountaintop removal and coal financing from each of the largest US Banks and assigns a [...]

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What Do Environmentalists And Animal Rights Activists Have In Common?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

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What Do Environmentalists And Animal Rights Activists Have In Common?

What do the environmental and animal rights movements have in common? More than you might think, including a profound love of certain vegan products that mark an intersection of our work to create a more just and sustainable future for all of Earth’s inhabitants. This past weekend I had the pleasure of participating in a [...]

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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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Score: Three to Zip in Bad Day for Dirty Energy

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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Score: Three to Zip in Bad Day for Dirty Energy

Amidst a horrific week of news about Japan, there was some truly good news yesterday in the fight to keep dirty coal and oil out of our air, water and atmosphere. Ambre Energy was foiled in its effort to open a coal export terminal on the coast of the Pacific Northwest; TransCanada was delayed in [...]

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The Oil Spill’s Real Eco-Terroristas

Thursday, May 6, 2010

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“The earth is not dying, it is being killed, and those who are killing it have names and addresses.“ -Utah Phillips We can’t make up shit better than this. In all the excitement around the new Arizona apartheid laws, the creeps in the right wing media and blogosphere have gone off their happy pills once [...]

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Student Power Ends Coal Power at University of North Carolina

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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Some nice work outta the University of North Carolina (UNC) today. The campus student group, Coal Free-UNC, drew a line in the sand and won their campaign this week. UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp agreed to phase the campus off of coal by 2020. Pretty exciting to be chiseling away at Big Coal piece by piece. [...]

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