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Restrictions Proposed on Duke Energy Influence Spending, but Groups say Loopholes Should be Closed

In a case that could have national ramifications, North Carolina regulators are proposing to stop Duke Energy’s state utilities from charging ratepayers for efforts to buy influence, stifle criticism and mislead the public about its corporate practices. 

Rite Aid releases new policy to limit toxic pesticides to protect pollinators

Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) has released a pollinator health policy aimed at encouraging its suppliers to phase out the use of pollinator-toxic pesticides: glyphosate, neonicotinoids and organophosphates, including chlorpyrifos.

Conservation, landowners groups file opening brief in legal challenge to Keystone XL pipeline

Conservation and landowners’ groups filed their opening brief today in their expanded federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s illegal approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

250+ groups call on House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis to heed Green New Deal

More than 250 groups today sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Chair Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) demanding the committee take additional proactive steps in line with a Green New Deal to avert climate catastrophe...

Groups demand Governor Cuomo ban neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos

Public health, environmental and consumer organizations today rallied outside Governor Cuomo’s office to urge him to sign S.5343, which would ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos in the state of New York.

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.