Hoffman Rewrite of National Park Policies Threatens Americas Heritage

Press Statement by Brent Blackwelder, President, Friends of the Earth
Thomas C. Kiernan, President, National Parks Conservation Association
Frances Beinecke, Executive Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
William H Meadows, President, The Wilderness Society


ACCRA (GHANA) September 9, 2005 - Civil society groups from West Africa met in Accra today, just two weeks after the construction of the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) began off the Ghanaian coast.

The groups warned that the pipeline project and the so-called WAGP Treaty seriously undermine the national sovereignty of Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria and subvert these countries’ rights to seek alternative energy options. At the same time, the project enshrines…

Statement of Friends of the Earth President Brent Blackwelder

Brent Blackwelder - 202-222-0727
Dick Bell - 202-222-0742

Friends of the Earth Tours US to Support Amtrak

Contact: Colin Peppard, 202-841-4491 (mobile)

Get on Board the Whistle-Stop Blog!



Friends of the Earth, an international environmental and public health organization, set off today on a Whistle-stop tour of the US to support funding and development of Amtrak, America’s national rail system.  Transportation Policy Coordinator Colin Peppard will be visiting 10 cities to tour Amtrak facilities and talk with state officials, newspapers, businesses, activists, and most importantly,…

New S.F. Bay Ferry Will Pollute More Than Necessary

For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Nick Berning, 202-222-0748
John Kaltenstein, 415-544-0790 ext. 21

Ferry engine will beat current EPA air pollution standards by 20 percent, but far greater emissions cuts were possible

New S.F. Bay Ferry Will Pollute More Than Necessary

SAN FRANCISCO—On Friday the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District’s Board of Directors approved a recommendation to use engines 20 percent cleaner than required by law, as well as experiment with biodiesel, for its new high-speed ferry. The decision, however, does not reach the high environmental bar set by a regional ferry operator three years ago.