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BlackRock’s Climate Problem
BlackRock’s Climate Problem

BlackRock knows it has a climate problem, as this 2016 report demonstrates. And, for starters there are a number of reasonably easy things BlackRock can do to begin phasing out climate destruction from its portfolios.

2018 Farm Bill Watch: A Sneak Attack on the Organic Standards?
2018 Farm Bill Watch: A Sneak Attack on the Organic Standards?

Because of its promise for rural America, organic agriculture has growing support from both Democrats and Republicans in Congress. So why is there language in the Farm Bill that would weaken the organic standards?

15 federal investigations into Scott Pruitt’s corruption, and counting…
15 federal investigations into Scott Pruitt’s corruption, and counting…

There are currently 15 federal investigations reviewing his conduct in office, including one where the Government Accountability Office decisively concluded that his actions violated two U.S. laws.

Expanded Offshore Drilling Threat Brings New Attention to Oil Tanker Spill Risks
Expanded Offshore Drilling Threat Brings New Attention to Oil Tanker Spill Risks

Voicing opposition to the Phillips 66 oil tanker onslaught in SF Bay is a logical extension to opposing the greed of the Trump-Zinke plan to pursue new offshore oil drilling in federal waters off the California coast.

IMO advances anti-pollution initiatives at MEPC 72
IMO advances anti-pollution initiatives at MEPC 72

Being part of the IMO process is integral for the health and wellbeing of our oceans. I am thankful for our partners and funders for helping to make a difference in the lives of Arctic communities, wildlife and the environment.

In the Forests of Liberia the Promise of Palm Oil Sows Anger and Doubt
In the Forests of Liberia the Promise of Palm Oil Sows Anger and Doubt

In the forests of southeastern Liberia, frustrations are mounting with the vibrations of power saws and bulldozers.

The Republican Farm Bill is as Broken as our Food System
The Republican Farm Bill is as Broken as our Food System

For the sake of America’s farmers and eaters, Congress must soundly reject this deeply regressive GOP Farm Bill.

Is land speculation helping destroy Brazil’s “birthplace of waters”?
Is land speculation helping destroy Brazil’s “birthplace of waters”?

The Cerrado’s native vegetation once covered nearly 800,000 square miles — an area bigger than Great Britain, France, and Germany combined. Today, less than half of it remains.

Senate Approval of Mike Pompeo’s Secretary of State Nomination Would Spell Disaster for Planet Earth
Senate Approval of Mike Pompeo’s Secretary of State Nomination Would Spell Disaster for Planet Earth

It is hard to think of a worse candidate than Mike Pompeo to lead the State Department.

Certified weaknesses: The RSPO’s Liberian fiasco
Certified weaknesses: The RSPO’s Liberian fiasco

GVL has destroyed their sacred sites, polluted their drinking water, and curtailed their access to their forests and livelihoods.