Monday, April 29, 2013

Defenders of Wildlife is sleeping with Bank of America

i just posted to my facebook wall (and others) and sent to DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE ( in response to an email promoting a Bank of America credit card --

really? wow. can't believe it. CANCEL THIS PROGRAM! B of A is not who you need to be partnering with. if you don't know why, look it up! i was a great supporter until now, but this is BS.

-- "We're delighted to present this special offer to you from Bank of America - the only credit card that benefits Defenders of Wildlife's mission. We work hard to keep you informed of important wildlife issues, and to partner with companies that support your interests as well as the creatures we protect. Please take this opportunity to learn more about this exciting partnership that allows loyal members like you to increase your support of wildlife."


--- Bank of America is the biggest underwriter of coal in the US. This is unacceptable. A new BoA should fund a healthy future, not more dirty coal projects that continue to harm the health of communities across the country. Take action today. -- Read more: Coal | Rainforest Action Network:

let DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE know what you think -
email: defenders@mail.defenders.orgfacebook:


Coal is responsible for 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions and the U.S. is the world’s second largest coal producer. Coal-fired energy generation is responsible for pollutants that damage cardiovascular and respiratory health and threaten healthy child development. To protect our climate and public health, we must decrease our country’s reliance on coal and destabilize the power of the coal industry while building demand for a clean energy economy.

In the 21st century we should not be using this dangerous and outdated technology to power our homes, schools, hospitals and businesses. Coal mining, burning, and storage all carry significant risks to public health and to the climate. No bank or power utility should invest even one more dollar in coal. Take action today.

Read more: Coal | Rainforest Action Network

Pledge to Stop Doing Business With Bank of America
Wall Street banks are trashing our economy and our environment in the name of their own profits. One of the biggest banks in the world, Bank of America, is the worst of the worst: Despite taking billions in taxpayer-funded bailout money, Bank of America announced fee hikes for customers who want to use their debit cards at the same time that the bank is laying off 30,000 employees. Bank of America is also the leading forecloser of Americans’ homes and the leading funder of coal projects that are polluting our communities and wrecking the climate.

Now’s your chance to let Bank of America know that we won’t stand for its greed any longer. You'll have the opportunity after you sign the pledge to let us know why you're closing your account. We’ll take all of your pledges to stop doing business with Bank of America directly to bank executives.

Read more: Bank of America: Not one more dollar | Rainforest Action Network

Apr 29, 2013

Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc. (C) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) were the top three financiers of the coal industry last year, according to a report today from three environmental groups.
The three banks helped underwrite bonds or loans totaling $8 billion for mountaintop removal coal-mining operations and power plants, or 38 percent of the total $20.8 billion investment for such activities last year, according to the fourth annual Coal Finance Report Card from the Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack and the Sierra Club.



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