Friends of the Earth U.S.
Published on May 14, 2018
Video 1 of 3. A new investigation by Friends of the Earth has revealed that a palm oil company in Liberia continues to drive deforestation, habitat destruction, and human rights violations in some of the most dense rainforests in West Africa. These findings show that Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) is actively destroying rainforests that are home to chimpanzees, hippos, and thousands of people who have lived and worked upon these lands for generations. BlackRock, the multi-trillion dollar Wall Street asset manager, is invested in the company that backs GVL. BlackRock has recently proclaimed itself a leader in responsible investing. We need to let them know that their support of this abuse and environmental destruction is unacceptable.