Monday, April 25, 2005


From Protest to Policy 1

This story ranks a close second to "Changing the Course of Scientific Research" in my heart -- Triple Pundit's probably right, I just hope putting policy into practice doesn't take another series of protests:

Sometimes it takes a little civil disobedience to convince companies do the right thing. Through a series of protests and demonstrations, the Rainforest Action Network has convinced J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.—the third largest bank in the U.S.—to develop a new policy limiting lending and underwriting for environmentally-damaging industrial projects. I reckon other banks should follow suit before the activists choose their next target…
Read the Wall Street Journal article or check out the the new policy (via Rainforest Action Network).

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