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160 Organizations Pressure Biden on EPA Clean Water Act Compliance

Groups call on EPA to stop ship discharge of invasive species and human pathogens into U.S. waters. Read More

EPA proposes “endangerment finding” of leaded aviation gasoline

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed an endangerment finding on leaded aviation gasoline, a critical step to regulate lead pollution from piston-engine aircrafts, the largest source of lead emissions in the country. The endangerment finding on leaded aviation gasoline, or avgas, is the first… Read More

Nearly 200 Groups Urge No New Leases in Biden’s Five Year Plan

WASHINGTON – Community organizations across the country sent a letter to the Biden administration today demanding no new leases in the Interior Department’s Five Year Plan for offshore drilling as part of the program’s public comment period ending October 6. The… Read More

Lawsuit Launched to Protect U.S. Waters From Ship Pollution, Invasive Species

WASHINGTON — The Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth filed a notice of intent today to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to finalize nationwide standards to protect U.S. waterways from harmful vessel discharges. These discharges carry invasive species, pathogens and other… Read More

Lawsuit targeting Arctic drilling challenges Biden administration to think long-term on climate

Earthjustice filed a federal lawsuit today on behalf of Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, and Greenpeace USA challenging the Bureau of Land Management’s approval of Peregrine, an exploratory drilling program entering its third year in the Western Arctic in Alaska. Read More

Tenth Cruise Ship Report Card Reveals Industry Greenwashing

WASHINGTON – Friends of the Earth released its 2022 Cruise Ship Report Card today, the tenth such analysis assessing and ranking the environmental and human health impacts of major cruise lines. Tracking public and environmental health impacts, the 2022 Cruise Ship Report Card seeks to benchmark industry standards as… Read More

Court rules on No Discharge Zone, blocking lingering Trump Admin attempt to allow vessels to dump sewage into Puget Sound

Decision upholds Puget Sound ‘No Discharge Zone,’ keeping ship & boat sewage out of water, key step toward restoring one of nation’s most important inland seas Read More

Court Finds Massive Offshore Oil Lease Sale in Gulf Based on Faulty Legal Analysis

Today, the D.C. District Court invalidated the Department of Interior's decision to offer 80 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas leasing, marking a pivotal victory in the fight to defend Gulf communities and the planet from the worsening climate crisis. Read More

Princess Cruise Line Pleads Guilty to Second Probation Violation

This week Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. pleaded guilty to a charge that the company violated its probation a second time. Read More

250+ Organizations Plea With President Biden to Cancel Unprecedented Oil and Gas Megasale in Gulf of Mexico

Despite assurance of strong climate action, Biden’s Department of Interior will place more than 80 million acres of the Gulf on the auction block for oil and gas development. Read More