Posts Tagged with "water pollution"

Investor Summit: Bank of America puts our Climate at Risk

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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Investor Summit: Bank of America puts our Climate at Risk

This post is by Yann Louvel, BankTrack Climate and Energy Campaign Coordinator. Earlier this month, Bank of America participated in the 2014 Investor Summit on Climate Risk as the “convening sponsor” of the event. While there was a lot of talk about the urgency of the problem of tackling climate change, there were a few things the [...]

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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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Appalachian Coalition to March on Blair Mountain June 4-11

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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Appalachian Coalition to March on Blair Mountain June 4-11

I’ve been part of the movement to end mountaintop removal for five years now. In 2008, RAN and I helped organize blockade actions against Dominion Energy which was building a new coal fired power plant in Wise, VA. In 2009 and 2010, we worked in solidarity with Appalachian and direct action groups in southern West [...]

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Climate Action Fund: Get Action, Not Offsets

Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Climate Action Fund: Get Action, Not Offsets

Research shows that carbon offsets aren’t working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stall global warming. That’s why RAN has founded the Climate Action Fund. In theory, a carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon or greenhouse gases made in order to compensate for or to offset an emission made elsewhere. Rather than [...]

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Big Oil Lies About Tar Sands Pipeline

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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Big Oil Lies About Tar Sands Pipeline

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is making false claims about a massive new oil pipeline through the Midwest that contradict the Industry’s own research. In a conference call last week reported today by Politico, API previewed a national advertising campaign supporting the TransCanada KeystoneXL oil pipeline set to launch in January. Critics including Senator Mike [...]

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EPA Visits Mountain(top Removal) In Kentucky

Friday, August 20, 2010

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On Tuesday I went to the town of Hazard in Perry County,  Kentucky. It’s a surreal-looking place, if you get up out of the valley onto any viewpoint the panorama that should be rolling hills stretching into the horizon, is missing something. The hill tops have disappeared.  It’s as if the landscape is a jigsaw [...]

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Philadelphia activists rally & risk arrest to tell the EPA no more MTR

Monday, March 1, 2010

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Philly EPA Considering 16 New Mining Permits This morning activists in Philadelphia descended upon their Regional EPA branch to put an end to Mountaintop Removal mining (MTR). Decisions made here in Philly have devastating consequences for Appalachian communities and our country as a whole. Activists prepared to enter the building and risk arrest by sitting-in [...]

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