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New Federal Investigation into Zinke’s Shady Land Deal Adds to Long List of Unethical Behavior

The inspector general of the Department of the Interior launched a probe yesterday evening into a real estate deal between a foundation established by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and the chairman of Halliburton, David Lesar.

GOP blocks effort to hold Pruitt accountable

Congressional Republicans yesterday gave Scott Pruitt a free pass, failing to hold him accountable for his unprecedented list of scandals. Congress should root out Pruitt’s corruption, not bury it.

CalPERS Investment Policy a Victory for People and the Planet

Under the new policy, CalPERS will become the first large asset manager in the U.S., public or private, to formally recognize that deforestation and ecosystem degradation pose material investment risks; the first to acknowledge “land rights” as an issue requiring disclosure by companies; and the first to ask companies how they will manage a “just transition” for workers.

Trump to Appoint Extreme Ideologue to the Supreme Court

Trump is committed to placing an extreme ideologue on the Court, who could endanger environmental protections, overturn Roe v. Wade, and undermine protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

International coalition calls on Carnival to stop using heavy fuel oil on cruise ships in Arctic

Cruise lines like Carnival must do their part to protect the environment we all share, and that means phasing out dangerous, polluting heavy fuel oil.

Victory for people and the planet as EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

This victory belongs to the hundreds of thousands of activists who fought to protect the Environmental Protection Agency from a corrupt crony who was destroying it from the inside. 

Consumer, Environmental, Farmer Groups Demand Strong GMO Food Labeling Standards

Today, Center for Food Safety (CFS) and dozens of consumer, environmental, and farming organizations and companies submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the agency’s long-awaited proposed regulations for the mandatory disclosure of foods produced using genetic engineering (GE or GMO).

Report: Liberian Palm Oil Company GVL Destroyed Dense Rainforests, Violated Land Rights, Endangered Chimpanzee Habitat

A new report revealed today that since 2015, palm oil company Golden Veroleum Liberia has destroyed at least several hundred hectares of forests that are vital habitat for chimpanzees and other endemic species and are the primary source of livelihoods for communities in rural Sinoe County, Liberia.

Senate Passes Status Quo Farm Bill

At a time of ecological crisis, this Farm Bill worsens the disastrous impacts of climate change, collapsing biodiversity and severely degrading soil, water and air.

100+ groups call on Kroger to eliminate toxic pesticides on food

Today farmworkers, students, public health, beekeeping, environmental, faith-based and consumer groups held a protest at Kroger’s (NYSE: KR) annual shareholder meeting, calling on the company to sign onto the Fair Food Program and commit to eliminate toxic pesticides from its supply chain.