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Fourteen Arrested Taking Action Against Banks and Big Coal

Midwest Rising Takes to the Streets of St. Louis

Today, hundreds marched and saw fourteen community and climate activists arrested as the Midwest Rising! Convergence took the streets of St. Louis to protest Bank of America and Peabody Coal.

The arrest action occurred in the intersection connecting Bank of America's St. Louis offices and Peabody's national headquarters.

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Wall Street Backs Away From Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Top 4 Banks Bail on Massey Energy
We’ve waged a long hard campaign against Wall Street the past 4 years to stop them from financing mountaintop removal.  Now we’re seeing some results!  Hooray for everyone who joined our work to stop MTR financing.

Top 4 US banks curb loans for destructive practice; Cut financing for Massey Energy

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Blue-Green Alliance Rallies to Oust BofA CEO Ken Lewis

Bank of America's CEO Under Scrutiny from Many Quarters including the No Coal Movement

Another Charlotte-based corporation is feeling the heat today as labor and environmental activists rallied outside Bank of America's annual shareholder meeting just a week after hundreds marched against Duke Energy's new coal plant in Cliffside NC resulting in 43 arrests. 

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Now that Obama Made Me a Co-Owner, How about No More Coal?

Bank of America Shareholders' Meeting on April 29th to be a Economic and Environmental Reckoning
Last Monday, hundreds rallied (with 44 arrested in a peaceful civil disobedience) in downtown Charlotte to tell Duke Energy “Stop Cliffside, No New Coal.” Charlotte’s other hometown company, Bank of America, is one of Duke Energy’s biggest financiers and gave them $200 million in January to build the new Cliffside coal plant and burn mountaintop removal coal.
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“Even a Dummy like Me Can See that Coal has No Future"

Mannequins for Climate Justice demand an end to funding of coal industry, foreclosure evictions
This is pretty hillarious.  Fossil Fool's Day get's an early start.
Lone Protester Shuts Down Bank; Mannequin demands end to funding of coal industry, foreclosure evictions
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Bankrolling Duke Energy's Coal Plants

Bank of America Among Many Banks Financially Supporting Cliffside
Duke Energy is the target of a peaceful rally and call for civil disobedience on April 20 in Charlotte, NC

Duke Energy is one of the largest energy companies in the United States, and as we would expect, have long relationships with Bank of America, Citi, and JP Morgan Chase.
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Bank of America to Stop Financing Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining!

This is pretty freaking BIG!!

“Bank of America is particularly concerned about surface mining conducted through mountain top removal in locations such as central Appalachia. We therefore will phase out financing of companies whose predominant method of extracting coal is through mountain top removal. While we acknowledge that surface mining is economically efficient and creates jobs, it can be conducted in a way that minimizes environmental impacts in certain geographies.”

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