RAN: Tell Wells Fargo to Dump Massey Energy

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Via the Rainforest Action Network:

Tell Wells Fargo to Dump Massey Energy

Wells Fargo and Co. is the largest US bank operating with no social and environmental safeguards to prevent destructive investments that harm communities and ecosystems around the world.

Massey Energy has become a leader among it’s peers in the coal sector in eco-system destruction and community disenfranchisement. Massey Energy regularly engages in a destructive practice known as mountaintop removal. Mountaintop removal has decimated the Appalachian landscape. What kind of bank supports such environmental destruction? Wells Fargo.

Tell CEO Richard Kovacevich that Wells Fargo should stop supporting mountaintop removal and fund a sustainable and socially just future!

RAN: Tell ANZ to Say No to Tassie Pulp Mill

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Via the Rainforest Action Network:

Tell ANZ to Say No to Tassie Pulp Mill

ANZ is Australia’s third largest bank, but is currently Australia’s leading financier of environmentally destructive projects. One of its most controversial clients – Gunns Limited – is rapidly destroying Tasmania’s forests. Now Gunns wants ANZ to fund a new pulp mill that would increase this destruction and pollute the surrounding area.

Tell CEO John McFarlane that ANZ should do the right thing and commit to not funding the horrible pulp mill project proposed by Gunns!

RAN: Grassy Narrows’ Activists Deserve Fair Treatment

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

UPDATE, 6/25/07, via Rainforest Action Network:

First Nations communities like Grassy Narrows and Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) need your help to send a message to Ontario Premiere Dalton McGuinty. Please take five minutes to call him and ask that he take an important step toward respect for Indigenous land rights by supporting the Grassy Narrows First Nation’s call for a moratorium on industrial activity in their traditional territory.

Click here for talking points and to register your call with RAN.

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Via the Rainforest Action Network:

Last month, we drew international attention to Weyerhaeuser’s bad behavior in the forests of Grassy Narrows First Nation.

Today, we are asking you to take a minute to put the Ontario government on notice. Join thousands of other activists in sending a letter to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty calling on him to end clear-cut logging within the traditional territory of Grassy Narrows.

In the United States, activists in Seattle and Los Angeles continue to pressure Weyerhaeuser homebuilding subsidiaries that have been repeatedly linked to the conflict. Quadrant, a subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser, is actively using wood taken from Grassy Narrows.

The Seattle Rainforest Action Group (SeaRAG) took the lead, planning pickets at model home sites and a two-day activist training in September.

Meanwhile, RAN activists in Los Angeles went door-to-door, talking to homeowners who were misled into buying what they thought were “green” houses from Pardee Homes. These homes were in fact built with wood bought from Weyerhaeuser and extracted from Grassy Narrows.

Demand that Premier McGuinty and the Ontario government stop logging Grassy Narrows territory and stand up for the rights of the community so more trees from Grassy Narrows don’t end up in American subdivisions.