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Major US ports inadequately address environmental justice concerns

by Katie Chicojay-Moore, Oceans and Vessels Fellow Air pollution from large container ports has been a historically neglected environmental justice issue. Near-port communities tend to be communities of color, low-income, or otherwise disadvantaged and are disproportionately exposed to pollutants. While there have been significant efforts to reduce emissions from… Read More

The hidden flows of finance to fossil fuels: World Bank and IMF edition

The U.S. government has spent more than $44 billion on fossil fuel projects overseas over the last decade. Read More

Dirty Electricity isn’t renewable fuel

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is the most important federal policy you have never heard of. It is also undoubtedly the most broken. For 15 years, it has forced dirty corn ethanol into the nation’s fuel supply. Read More

Bucking a long trend of negligence, shareholders urge Bunge to halt deforestation

A majority of shareholders voted yesterday for Bunge to explain its plans to deal with deforestation, it should be seen as a step forward in the financial sector’s willingness to tackle the issue. Read More

Science and public polling make it clear: New York must restrict bee-killing neonicotinoids

Contact your elected officials to support S699A, in order to protect the health of the environment, pollinators, and New Yorkers. Read More

Cluck, no! Why choosing chicken over beef won’t save us

Swapping factory-farmed hamburgers for chicken wings will fail to adequately address the climate catastrophe and would actually exacerbate many of the pressing environmental, health, and worker justice problems that are more urgent than ever in the time of COVID-19. Read More

President Biden should urge passage of the For the People Act in his first State of the Union

As our country faces a pandemic, an economic depression, a reckoning with racial justice, and a climate crisis, President Biden has the opportunity to use his first address to Congress to chart a new path forward. Read More

Three months since Procter & Gamble’s historic shareholder vote on forests, the company has no plans to end forest destruction.

The world’s largest consumer goods company continues failing to address concerns over its deforestation and forest degradation in the boreal forest of Canada and tropical forests of Indonesia and Malaysia. Read More

One Disaster After Another: Will EXIM Chairman Reed Ever Learn?

EXIM continues to invest in projects with severe environmental impacts, human rights abuses, and detrimental effects on local communities and public health. Read More

Honoring Cecil Corbin-Mark

He guided me and our board to more deeply understand Friends of the Earth’s potential in fighting for justice, holding us accountable to the commitments we made to each other and the planet. Read More

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