US Ports Poorly 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

Cruise Industry Restart Demands

With the industry almost completely halted due to the COVID-19 crisis, Friends of the Earth sets out the following demands before the cruise industry should resume its operations in the United States. Read More

What Would a Clean Cruising Industry Look Like?

In order to have clean cruising, we need the cruise industry to stop contributing to the climate crisis, polluting our air and water, destroying marine ecology, oceans, beaches and coral reefs with waste, and hiding their emissions. Read More

Cruising in an era of coronavirus

The cruise industry must address the consequences of cruise pollution, and implement the necessary protections for public health before cruising can continue in a post-COVID-19 world. Read More

COVID-19 and oil transport: The issue with too much oil

The environmental damage - let alone the lives lost - from an oil tanker collision, grounding, or sinking because of a hurricane would be catastrophic. Read More

Trump is exploiting a crisis to industrialize our oceans

The federal government continues to take full advantage of an unprecedented time for America to push forward controversial and shameful corporate agendas. Read More

For Arctic Indigenous people, is foresight 2020?

It is important for Arctic Indigenous peoples to be heard at this crucial meeting, to help people understand why we need the Arctic to remain cool by reducing emissions from shipping and other sectors. Read More

International examples offer US a blueprint for aquaculture regulation in 2020

For many years, powerful corporations, assisted by the very U.S. agencies tasked with protecting and managing our ocean resources, have collectively been pushing for development of industrialized fish farms off the coasts of our shoreline communities. Read More

Carnival Corp. companies all receive failing grades on the 2019 Cruise Ship Report Card

This year, Friends of the Earth is calling on Carnival Corporation and all large cruise companies to invest in real, comprehensive solutions to treat their environmental pollution and truly be environmentally responsible and protect the places they visit. Read More

Don’t cruise with the criminal Carnival

Carnival companies — Princess Cruise Lines, Holland America, Carnival Cruise Lines, Cunard, Costa, and 4 others — are key polluters of our oceans and definitely not role models for other cruise lines like they claim to be. Read More

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