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CalPERS’s New Policy Is a Good Step Forward for Forests and Human Rights
CalPERS’s New Policy Is a Good Step Forward for Forests and Human Rights

CalPERS's new policy gives extraordinary attention to some crucial climate issues: deforestation, land use and the related human and labor rights issues.

Three things to know about Andrew Wheeler and the company he keeps
Three things to know about Andrew Wheeler and the company he keeps

Wheeler is a former coal lobbyist who is cozy with climate skeptics and fossil fuel interests. After a career of over 25 years in Washington, he has accumulated some truly unsavory connections.

50 Groups Denounce Roundtable on Sustainable Beef as Greenwash
50 Groups Denounce Roundtable on Sustainable Beef as Greenwash

The coalition is encouraging the USRSB “to go back to the drawing board and develop a new framework and plan of action — including the need for regulatory change — that generates far more environmental, economic, health and other benefits for stakeholders.”

Proposed senate bill would turn oceans into fish feedlots
Proposed senate bill would turn oceans into fish feedlots

The Trump Administration is making a huge push to bring destructive and polluting industrial ocean fish farming to U.S. waters.

With Multiple Drafts and Amendments, Which Farm Bill Reigns Supreme?
With Multiple Drafts and Amendments, Which Farm Bill Reigns Supreme?

America’s eaters and farmers deserve a Farm Bill that addresses our many food-related environmental crises, from climate change to soil erosion and pollinator decline.

Palm Oil on the Precipice
Palm Oil on the Precipice

In addition to destroying endangered species’ habitats and driving deforestation contributing to climate change, palm oil companies are responsible for land grabbing and gross violations of local communities’ human rights.

Falling dominoes: Are Scott Pruitt’s scandals finally catching up to him?
Falling dominoes: Are Scott Pruitt’s scandals finally catching up to him?

Scandals have plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt since he first took office in 2017. From first class travel to huge raises for his closest aides, Pruitt has abused his position and wasted our tax dollars enriching himself, his family and his friends.

Scott Pruitt: Errand Boy for Corruption
Scott Pruitt: Errand Boy for Corruption

As head of a top government agency, Pruitt should be using our taxes responsibly to help protect the environment. Instead, he’s using them to do his dirty laundry. LITERALLY.

Don’t scrap environmentally responsible overseas investment with reckless Senate BUILD Act
Don’t scrap environmentally responsible overseas investment with reckless Senate BUILD Act

It fails to transfer to the new institution OPIC’s existing environmental, social, climate, transparency, worker rights, human rights, indigenous peoples, gender, anti-corruption and accountability policies — putting communities, the environment and the U.S. government at risk.

The foreseeable end of vessel heavy fuel oil use in the Arctic
The foreseeable end of vessel heavy fuel oil use in the Arctic

The threat posed by heavy fuel oil in the Arctic is substantial. In fragile, ice-covered marine environments, use of this fuel by ships is a disaster waiting to happen.