Energy Publications

Policy & Practice: 2011 Report Card on Banks & Mountaintop Removal

Rainforest Action Network and the Sierra Club’s report card, Policy and Practice, ranks ten of the world’s largest banks on their financing of mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining projects and lending policies.

The Principle Matter: Banks, Climate & The Carbon Principles

RAN releases a new report about the implementation and impact of the banking sector’s “Carbon Principles.”

Spruce Mine Case Study

The Spruce No. 1 mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mine in Logan County, West Virginia, is the largest mountaintop removal mine ever proposed in Central Appalachia. Currently one of the most heavily mined counties in West Virginia, Logan County ranks second in the state for both total coal production and surface-mined coal.

Report: Financing Global Warming: Canadian Banks and Fossil Fuels

A report on the financial commitments made by Canada’s five biggest banks—RBC, TD Bank, Scotiabank, CIBC and BMO—to fossil fuel production, namely oil, gas and coal operations.

Policy and Practice: 2010 Report Card on Banks and Mountaintop Removal

Our first reportcard on banks and MTR financing, released in April 2010

Banks, Climate Change and the New Coal Rush

A report on the two largest banks, Citi and Bank of America, and its role as financiers of a new U.S. "Coal Rush" that will result in the construction of more than 150 coal-fired power plants across the country—a recipe for climate destruction.

Tarsands Brochure

Overview factsheet about the problem with the Tarsands

Mountaintop Removal Case Study: Pine Creek No. 1 Surface Mine Logan County, West Virginia

Prepared by: Rory McIlmoil and Anne Hereford Downstream Strategies 219 Wall Street Morgantown, WV 26505