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Dangerous pesticide preemption rider scrapped from 2018 Farm Bill

By keeping this troubling component out of the final bill, committee members stood up to preserve state and local governments’ ability to protect the public from these toxic chemicals. 

New report confirms BlackRock’s big fossil fuel problem

As long as Blackrock is the top investor in fossil fuel development, Larry Fink’s sustainability claims will remain hollow and hypocritical.

Judge Denies TransCanada Request for Pre-Construction Work on Keystone XL Pipeline

Today, a federal judge reaffirmed that TransCanada cannot conduct any pre-construction field activities on its proposed Keystone XL pipeline. This ruling means that construction on the controversial tar sands pipeline will continue to be delayed.

Statement in Response to Minority Leader Schumer’s Infrastructure Op-Ed

While Schumer writes letters about green infrastructure, he seems unwilling to stop Joe Manchin, the Democrat with the worst environmental record in the caucus, from becoming ranking member of the Senate Energy Committee.

New report highlights BlackRock’s Big Problem with coal

This report shows Blackrock is financing the destruction of our planet and escalating the climate crisis by pumping billions of dollars into dirty coal plant construction. If Blackrock wants to actually show concern for the environment, they must fundamentally transform their investments.

Friends of the Earth Applauds D.C. Council for Increasing Healthy, Sustainable Food Options in Schools

The Council of the District of Columbia voted unanimously today to increase healthy, plant-forward meal options for students. The legislation also formally adopts the Good Food Purchasing Program across D.C. public schools.

Sanderson Farms loses motion to dismiss NGO lawsuit on false and misleading advertising

The judgement comes after Sanderson Farms, the nation’s third largest chicken producer, announced late last week that it would stop the routine use of medically important antibiotics to prevent disease in its chicken flocks by March 2019.

Fishermen Call on Congress for Protection from Net Pen Finfish Aquaculture

American fishing industry groups and individual fishermen from across the country today delivered a letter calling on both houses of Congress to oppose any attempts to legitimize open net pen finfish aquaculture.

EPA Sued for Records of Andrew Wheeler Meetings With Oil Lobbyists

The Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth sued the Environmental Protection Agency today for refusing to release public records concerning meetings and communications with the lobbying firm Faegre Baker Daniels, the former employer of EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler.

Friends of the Earth Presses Case Against License Renewal for Aging Turkey Point Nuclear Reactors

Friends of the Earth will be appear before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Atomic Safety and Licensing Board in an hearing today, regarding Florida Power and Light’s controversial request to operate the aging Turkey Point nuclear reactors for an unprecedented eighty years.