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Aug 6, 2015

It’s been a busy month for EQAT. Since the Board decided on the new campaign direction, dozens of EQATers have been researching, planning in meetings, and taking part in street speaking actions here in Philadelphia. Also, President Obama launched a major initiative to train 75,000 workers to enter the solar industry by 2020. Momentum is growing behind solar nationally!

At the EQAT general meeting yesterday evening, we announced some exciting progress on the new named campaign, Power Local Green Jobs!

Jul 8, 2015
In EQAT’s new campaign, we are challenging energy corporations to take responsibility for creating jobs and benefiting low-income communities by making a major shift to locally generated solar power.
Jul 2, 2015
This just in: the 2014 EQAT Annual Report!
Jun 22, 2015

Our website is currently under construction as we begin our new campaign -- Power Local Green Jobs -- and redesign our site. Please be patient with us during this time

Apr 28, 2015
It took a five­year campaign by Earth Quaker Action Team to get PNC Bank to effectively end their financing of mountaintop removal coal mining. Today at PNC’s Annual Meeting, members of Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) told PNC executives that if they don’t follow through in phasing out their financing of mountaintop removal, Earth Quakers will spring back into action holding PNC to their new policy.
Apr 17, 2015
EQAT no longer urges people to refrain from doing business with PNC and we encourage people to follow their own conscience around whether to return as customers to PNC.
Mar 17, 2015
As we win a major victory in our Bank Like Appalachia Matters! campaign, the question of whether we will thank PNC has come up in different places. In short, no we will not. Instead we will be sharing our gratitude with Appalachian activists who continue to lead the fight against mountaintop removal.
Mar 13, 2015
As our win continues to grow in reach, we have a goal to have 500 people sign an Online Thank You telling our Appalachian allies, "We stand with you." Sign Now.
Mar 2, 2015
Bowing to pressure from Quaker environmentalists, today PNC Bank announced that it will be restricting financing of mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia.
Mar 2, 2015
After five years of action by Earth Quaker Action Team, PNC announced today a shift in its policy that will effectively cease its financing of mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia.