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The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the official export credit agency of the United States. EXIM is an independent, self-sustaining Executive Branch agency with a mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating the export of U.S. goods and services. Photo Credit: (Paul J. Richards | AFP | Getty Images

New Report Details Human Rights Violations Surrounding U.S. Ex-Im Financed Coal Plant in India

October 21, 2014
Today, the Sierra Club,, Carbon Market Watch, Pacific Environment, and Friends of the Earth U.S. released a report detailing the catastrophic human rights, labor, and environmental violations at...

The U.S Export-Import Bank’s Dirty Dollars

October 21, 2014
Pacific Environment and allies Sierra Club,, Carbon Market Watch, and Friends of the Earth U.S. released the results of an investigation that revealed shocking new details on the...
India scientists estimate that exposure to coal-related pollution caused between 80,000 and 115,000 premature deaths and more than 20 million asthma attacks in 2011-2012. Photo Credit: (cleantechnica)

International Financing Denied for Thai Binh II Coal Plant

July 19, 2013
A leading U.S. Government finance agency, the Export-Import Bank, yesterday voted to deny financing for the polluting and inefficient Thai Binh II coal power plant in Vietnam based on...
Workers take a break in front of the cooling towers of a coal-fired power plant. Our reliance on fossil fuels such as coal is a major contribution to global climate change. (Photo: Andy Wong/AP)

Turning the Corner on Dirty Coal Projects

July 18, 2013
Pacific Environment is applauding today’s decision of an obscure but rich federal bank called Export-Import Bank to implement one of the strongest elements of President Obama’s recently released Climate...