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Put Chase On The Run: Social Media Day of Action

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

From the Rainforest Action Network. Please join in this Thursday, February 18th

Chase Bank funds mountaintop removal coal miningJP Morgan Chase is the biggest U.S. financier of mountaintop removal coal mining, the practice of blowing apart mountain peaks to cheaply access coal below the surface.

Rainforest Action Network has repeatedly asked Chase to quit funding mountaintop removal. Chase has refused. In response, RAN has decided to PUT CHASE ON THE RUN with a social media day of action.

This Thursday morning at 9am EST, DirtyMoney.org will reveal a list of simple actions people can take online, letting Chase know that America is aware of the bank’s involvement in destroying the Appalachian Mountains. Participants will have a choice of actions to take on a variety of social networks, including Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and the new collaborative video platform, Citizen Global.

RAN will be joining forces with top bloggers, social media partners, and allied organizations from around the nation to ensure Chase reevaluates its funding of mountaintop removal coal mining. Online activists will use social networks to brand jam Chase and simultaneously educate communities about the connection between Chase Bank and the obliteration of America’s most biodiverse summits.

Actions will go live at 9am EST on February 18th at www.dirtymoney.org

New partners can join the action by signing up at www.ran.org/chase.

For questions regarding participation in Put Chase On The Run, email sparkin@ran.org.

More facts on MTR: http://ran.org/campaigns/global_finance/spotlight/ending_mountaintop_removal/

More facts on Chase: http://ran.org/campaigns/global_finance/spotlight/jp_morgan_chase_banking_on_dirty_energy

About Rainforest Action Network
http://ran.org/about_ran/

2 Responses to “Put Chase On The Run: Social Media Day of Action”

  1. Lowell Michalove Says:

    FREE Alternative Energy Available NOW : CONSERVATION !
    America Wastes over 70% of the Energy it Consumes.
    Our hedonist energy waste is pervasive and tragic !
    (1) 100’s of millions of lights burn unnecessary during the day and night.
    (2) We over heat and over cool our homes, businesses, offices, schools, churches, etc……….
    (3) Most Americans do not minimize their driving. Road congestion is horrendous.
    (4) America’s obsession with road construction is the ultimate contradiction.

    The ONLY way to eliminate over demand and energy waste is by using the economic impact of taxing energy. Only with a substantial and tangible dollar reward/consequence, will Americans care to conserve.
    Until the price of gas is $4 to $6 per gallon, Americans will not reduce their over consumption and energy waste. Crude oil needs to be taxed at $200 per barrel(55 gal) and ‘offset’ by making Federal Income Tax begin at $60k.
    In the mean time, the USA continues to give away its economic and political wealth to maintain our hedonist energy waste.
    Ford and General Motors continue toward bankruptcy. Hence, they must transition to the lucrative business of building solar and wind ‘energy producers’ for the world’s 6.7 BILLION people reason$. The world cannot continue to support all the automakers.
    Mass transit must become FREE, SAFE, CLEAN, and CONVENIENT, thereby rewarding those who reduce their driving.
    Global warming continues to increase with our persistent waste and overuse of fossil fuels.
    The incentives necessary to create sustainable and renewable energy supplies will ONLY occur when we implement the economics of TAXING ENERGY.
    Lowell Michalove, Phd Energy Conservation Policy lmmicha@gmail.com 336-467-1293

  2. Lowell Michalove, Phd Says:

    FREE Alternative Energy Available NOW : CONSERVATION !
    America Wastes over 70% of the Energy it Consumes.
    Our hedonist energy waste is pervasive and tragic !
    (1) 100’s of millions of lights burn unnecessary during the day and night.
    (2) We over heat and over cool our homes, businesses, offices, schools, churches, etc……….
    (3) Most Americans do not minimize their driving. Road congestion is horrendous.
    (4) America’s obsession with road construction is the ultimate contradiction.

    The ONLY way to eliminate over demand and energy waste is by using the economic impact of taxing energy. Only with a substantial and tangible dollar reward/consequence, will Americans care to conserve.
    Until the price of gas is $4 to $6 per gallon, Americans will not reduce their over consumption and energy waste. Crude oil needs to be taxed at $200 per barrel(55 gal) and ‘offset’ by making Federal Income Tax begin at $60k.
    In the mean time, the USA continues to give away its economic and political wealth to maintain our hedonist energy waste.
    Ford and General Motors continue toward bankruptcy. Hence, they must transition to the lucrative business of building solar and wind ‘energy producers’ for the world’s 6.7 BILLION people reason$. The world cannot continue to support all the automakers.
    Mass transit must become FREE, SAFE, CLEAN, and CONVENIENT, thereby rewarding those who reduce their driving.
    Global warming continues to increase with our persistent waste and overuse of fossil fuels.
    The incentives necessary to create sustainable and renewable energy supplies will ONLY occur when we implement the economics of TAXING ENERGY.

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