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Bank of America is Main Target of Economic and Environmental Groups

Release Date: 
Friday, January 20, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO—Today, Bank of America will be at the center of attention as the country protests the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, including major Occupy Wall Street West actions in San Francisco. Hundreds are expected for a Bank of America ‘Tour of Shame’ Friday morning, visiting main branches in San Francisco’s Financial District.

San Francisco Activists Turned 85 Bank Of America ATMs Into 'Truth Machines' Last Night

While San Francisco was sleeping last night, members of the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), an activist group were out on the streets working on Bank of America ATMs.

And by work, we mean turning them into 'truth machines,' says SFist.

Business Insider
Friday, January 13, 2012

Guerilla activists hack Bank of America ATMs all over San Francisco

They turned them into “Automated Truth Machines.” (Now they’re exponentially more useful than the totally useless Wells Fargo ATMs in the Mission.) Hacking! Rainforest Action Network explains how it was done:

missionmission.com
Friday, January 13, 2012

Activists Turn Bank Of America ATMs Into 'Truth Machines' Overnight

Local rapscallions from the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) turned Bank of America ATMs into temporary political machines of activism overnight. Using non-adhesive stickers designed to look like BoA's ATM screens.

SFist.com
Friday, January 13, 2012

Environmental and Economic Justice Communities Target Bank of America



Release Date: 
Monday, January 9, 2012

Contact:

Margot Friedman, The New Bottom Line, 202-332-5550

Kerul Dyer, Rainforest Action Network, 707-834-3358

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Chevron Guilty Verdict Upheld by Ecuador Appellate Court

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

 

Rainforest Action Network Statement on EPA Clean Air Mercury Rule

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Rainforest Action Network Statement on EPA Clean Air Mercury Rule

SAN FRANCISCO—The federal Environmental Protection Agency announced a much anticipated mercury air pollution rule update today, the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) which could result in significant changes to the operation of outdated coal-fired power plants across the U.S..

Second Chevron Oil Disaster in South America: Brazil

Release Date: 
Thursday, December 15, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO--Chevron's oil spill off the coast of Brazil, which is the company's second major environmental disaster in South America, highlights a disturbing pattern of negligence and gross corporate misconduct in key oil-producing nations in Latin America.

Public Interest Groups Renew Call to Revoke Massey Energy’s Corporate Charter

Release Date: 
Thursday, December 8, 2011

Yesterday, Alpha Natural Resources, the parent company of the Massey Energy coal company, agreed to pay $209 million in criminal penalties, civil penalties, and compensation to the families of the 29 miners who were killed when its Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia exploded on April 5, 2010.  The company was also fined an additional $10.8 million yesterday by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration -- the largest fine in that agency’s history.