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Energy extenders exclude dirty nuclear bailout

While we applaud the House for its climate leadership, we look now to the Senate to follow suit. The Senate must reject this massive nuclear boondoggle.

House approves EXIM reauthorization that allows uninhibited support for climate polluting projects

The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to approve the United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019, putting the chamber’s stamp of approval on a 10-year reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank (EXIM)—the U.S. Government’s largest source of public financing for overseas fossil fuel projects.

Documents reveal ethical lapses at Interior Department

Congress must investigate Bernhardt’s conflicts of interest and hold him accountable for his giveaways to former clients at the expense of the American people.

Trump files to leave Paris

The Trump administration today filed paperwork to begin the formal process of withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. 

ALDI U.S. releases new policy to limit toxic pesticides to protect pollinators

ALDI U.S. has released a pollinator policy aimed at encouraging its suppliers of fruits, vegetables, live plants and flowers to phase out the use of chlorpyrifos and neonicotinoid pesticides.

Groups oppose “massive new subsidy” for nuclear industry in tax extenders

In a letter sent to the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees, the groups called on Congressional tax writers to oppose an industry-backed proposal to subsidize existing reactors with a new 30 percent tax credit. Specifically, the letter urges that this tax credit be excluded from a potential extenders package expected this Fall.

EXIM Bank reauthorization could mean ten years and billions of dollars for dirty fossil fuel projects

 The House Financial Services Committee today is considering the reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. Should the mark up of H.R. 4863, the United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019, be approved by the committee, the ten-year reauthorization could allow the bank to finance billions of dollars in fossil fuel projects overseas.

Senate Democrats release Clean Cars for America plan

By focusing on workers and communities, Senate Democrats’ proposal would help us justly transition away from dirty fossil fuels. This is a winning combination for clean air, the climate and the American people.

Failing nuclear industry pushing for $23 billion federal bailout

As the nuclear industry lobbies Congress for a bailout, a new analysis commissioned by Friends of the Earth shows that their favored tax proposal would entail massive costs for taxpayers, ratepayers and the climate.

Harvard and TIAA Involved in Destruction of Most Biodiverse Savannah in World

A new report details how Harvard University and U.S.-based pension fund TIAA are involved in forest fires burning in a key ecosystem — the Brazilian savannah (Cerrado).