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Climate Change is the single biggest environmental threat facing our planet. Our dependence on fossil fuels for energy pollutes the atmosphere with greenhouse gases, leading to significant impacts on the planet’s ecosystems, including forests, and to extreme weather events, both of which hit the world’s poorest hardest.

There is scientific consensus that we need to cut global greenhouse emissions drastically before 2020 if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change. Our energy campaign focuses on pushing the biggest banks in the U.S. to end their underwriting of coal, the largest U.S. contributor to climate change, while engaging, supporting and strengthening the movement of grassroots activists taking direct action for the climate.

Rainforest Action Network is working with more than 75,000 people who have pledged to engage in peaceful civil disobedience to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline. This proposed tar sands pipeline will carry 800,000 barrels a day of toxic tar sands bitumen, from the tar sands fields of Alberta, Canada, across our entire country to the shipping ports of the Gulf Coast.

Join Rainforest Action Network and the Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance to stop the pipeline.

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RAN is proud to stand and work with frontline communities who are directly challenging corporate pollution in their local neighborhoods.

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I pledge, if necessary, to join others in my community, and engage in acts of dignified, peaceful civil disobedience

Publications

This fifth annual Coal Finance Report Card published by Rainforest Action Network, the Sierra Club, and BankTrack, assesses the impacts of the banking industry’s financing of the coal industry.
Dump Now, Pay Later: Coal Ash Disposal Risks Facing U.S. Electric Power Producers
In this fourth annual Coal Report Card, Rainforest Action Network, Sierra Club, and BankTrack evaluated the largest U.S. banks based on their financing of coal, which is the largest contributor to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

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