News releases

Attention Journalists

For more information or to set up an interview with one of our experts, please contact either:

Patrick Davis
Press Officer

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Press Officer

Our news releases are where you can find some of the latest news and breaking updates from our campaigns for climate and energy solutions, safe food and technology, healthy oceans and ecosystems and economic policies that put people before polluters, as well as statements on behalf of our organization made by our president, Erich Pica.

Journalists who wish to arrange an interview or to acquire more information are encouraged to contact our media team at the phone number and email address in the box to the right.

“Sustainable” palm oil controversy escalates as international NGOs call for customers to drop palm oil giant IOI Group

May. 13, 2016 / Posted by: Brian Salamanca / Categories: Economics for the Earth, News Releases / Tags: Forests, Palm oil

IOI responds to the suspension of its sustainability certification by denying wrongdoing, fighting back with lawsuit against the RSPO San Francisco, CA - Today, Rainforest Action Network joined with over twenty other NGOs, including Greenpeace, Fr...

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Indonesian peat fires linked to global palm oil companies and their financiers, Friends of the Earth report finds

Dec. 8, 2015 / Posted by: Brian Salamanca / Categories: News Releases, Oceans and Forests / Tags: Forests, Jeff conant, Palm oil

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This summer and fall, forest and peat fires burned on Indonesian palm oil plantations owned by global palm oil companies Bumitama and Wilmar International. A report released today by Friends of the Earth groups in Indonesi...

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International coalition of NGOs says murder, intimidation and the devastation of community livelihoods tied to rampant palm oil plantation expansion must be stopped

Nov. 11, 2015 / Posted by: Kate Colwell / Categories: Economics for the Earth, News Releases / Tags: Palm oil

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – Spurred by the recent murder of Guatemalan environmental and human rights defender Rigoberto Lima Choc, a coalition of global human rights and environmental organizations today alerted the world’s biggest palm o...

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