Trump admin ignores public process requirements to push forward destructive industrial projects

The White House issued another sweeping Executive Order last week stripping key protections for people and our planet to rush forward development. The order will help greenlight projects that disproportionately impact communities of color, even amid national protests over systemic racism and police violence. 

Port communities around the globe decry cruise industry pollution on World Oceans Day

Activists living in port communities around the world who have been fighting the cruise industry for their right to clean air and healthy oceans will hold a first-of-its kind virtual “Rally to Clean Up Cruising” today, Monday, June 8, during World Oceans Day.

Media Advisory: June 8th World Oceans Day rally to clean up cruising

On Monday, June 8th, activists and environmental organizations around the world will join together online for World Oceans Day to urge the cruise industry to clean up its act.

Trump Administration to waive rules, clearing the way for more polluting projects

Trump is expected to sign an executive order today waiving long-standing environmental protection mandates, allowing federal agencies to rush through approval for pipelines, mines, and other destructive, polluting projects.

EPA fails to oversee disastrous Pebble Mine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed yesterday to invoke its Clean Water Act section 404(q) authority to protect salmon-rich Bristol Bay, Alaska from the dangerous proposed Pebble Mine project.

Trump Exploits COVID-19 Crisis to Advance Corporate Aquaculture Agenda

Today, amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the White House issued a controversial Executive Order to streamline offshore aquaculture permitting and gut other protective regulatory processes. The move threatens our ocean ecosystem, local fishing communities and coastal economies.

Social justice and environmental organizations call on US Army Corps of Engineers to hold open commenting for non-essential projects

Seventy-nine organizations submitted a letter today urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to extend comment periods and postpone public hearings while the country battles the coronavirus pandemic.

Green Groups Call on Congress to Not Bail Out Rule-Breaking Cruise Industry

A coalition of green groups including Friends of the Earth US, Greenpeace, and wrote a letter today to the U.S. House and Senate leadership opposing any bailout to the cruise industry during the coronavirus health crisis.

House Bill Would Carve Oceans into Floating Factory Fish Farms

Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN) has introduced a bill that would authorize the federal government to issue permits for industrial ocean finfish farms. These facilities would use giant floating cages to cultivate fish in ocean waters all around the U.S. coast.

Groups sue over industrial ocean fish farm permit in Washington State

Environmental groups today filed suit to block a major offshore aquaculture plan that could have catastrophic impacts on the health of Puget Sound.