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Why the US and EU trade models are both bad for people and the planet
Why the US and EU trade models are both bad for people and the planet

If the U.S. and the EU follow through with their commitments, the new trade relationship would mean more fracking in the U.S. and an attack on European standards for genetically modified organisms, chemicals and other sensitive issues. But this should be no surprise, since both sides prioritize corporate interests over environmental and social concerns in their trade policy.

Three Years Since the Ecocide in the Río Pasión, Guatemala, Communities Still Struggle for Justice
Three Years Since the Ecocide in the Río Pasión, Guatemala, Communities Still Struggle for Justice

The danger facing critics of the palm oil industry is particularly high, as the industry appears to have deep ties to narco-trafficking and money-laundering — and even international conservation efforts appear bent on controlling disputed territories without fully considering the needs of the region’s most affected communities.

Trump’s NAFTA renegotiation is a cynical ploy
Trump’s NAFTA renegotiation is a cynical ploy

Trump’s rhetoric and actions since taking office demonstrate that he is using NAFTA renegotiation to amplify his war on the planet and to expose the American people to dangerous pollution, unsafe products, and catastrophic global warming.

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.