Senators Advance Controversial Aquaculture Bill, Threatening Coastal Economies and Ecosystems

The last thing we should be doing is allowing corporations to dump even more toxins into our oceans by rubber-stamping these dangerous developments

50,000+ people tell CDC to extend no-sail order for cruise ships

More than 50,000 people have signed a petition led by environmental advocacy organizations and Friends of the Earth US calling for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to extend its no-sail order for cruise ships, due to the risk that resumed operations would pose to public health and the environment.

Major Cruise Lines receive Fs from WatchDog Group

Friends of the Earth released the 2020 edition of its Cruise Ship Report Card today, documenting the environmental footprint of the cruise industry and grading 18 cruise lines and their 193 ships.

Federal Government Steps Forward On Approving Harmful Aquaculture Facility Off San Diego, CA

NOAA announced its intent to prepare an EIS for a facility off the coast of San Diego, bringing this risky project one step closer to reality

Oil transportation in Rosario Strait Gets Safety Boost

A new measure to improve oil transportation safety will be implemented tomorrow in Puget Sound’s Rosario Strait, a critical habitat for the 72 whales of the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale community. 

Two federal agencies rush industrial aquaculture development, threatening fishing, communities, and ecosystems

Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will move to designate federal waters off Southern California and in the Gulf of Mexico as “Aquaculture Opportunity Areas” (AOA).

Army Corps of Engineers pushes Pebble Mine forward with deeply flawed EIS

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has cleared the way for the Pebble Mine project to move forward after releasing a rushed and inadequate Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on the proposed mine today.

Trump guts bedrock environmental law

We will not stand back while the Trump Administration tries to silence vulnerable communities fighting against toxic pollution in their own backyards.

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.