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Omnibus Bill Includes Bad Loan Guarantees

For Immediate Release

Banks’ Policies Continue to Deviate from Practices

Mind the Gap: BankTrack rates credit policies of 45 banks

New report reveals continuing gap between policies and practice

The banking sector is showing progress in developing credit policies that deal with the social, environmental and human rights aspects of their operations, but this progress is slow and unequal, with some banks leading the way and many lagging far behind. Moreover, there continues to be a worrying gap between adopting stringent policies on the…

Friends of the Earth Opposes Bush’s Blank-Check Bailout

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CONTACT:
Michelle Chan, 415-544-0790 ext. 14
Erich Pica, 202-222-0739

Government response to financial crisis must include fundamental structural reforms; Oversight, re-regulation, and means of returning lost revenue to treasury are needed

Ad Links Nuclear Loan Guarantees to Bush Bailout

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A new ad from Friends of the Earth accuses nuclear industry lobbyists of seeking a “preemptive bailout” from Congress in the form of risky, taxpayer-backed loan guarantees from Congress.

World Bank Climate Initiatives Come Under Fire

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ACTION AID USA * CAMPAGNA PER LA RIFORMA MONDIALE * INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH INTERNATIONAL * OIL CHANGE INTERNATIONAL

CONTACTS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.:
Nick Berning, 202-222-0748; Janet Redman, 508-340-0464; Steve Kretzmann, 202-497-1033; Samuel Nguiffo, 646-339-5764;

Watchdog groups take aim at new 'Climate Investment Funds;' report exposes World Bank's 256 percent increase in support for coal

Planktos Iron Dump Illustrates Dangers of Carbon Offsets

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For more information contact: Nick Berning, 202-222-0748

State of the Union Message

Statement from Friends of the Earth President Dr. Brent Blackwelder

The United States is a long way from having healthy air and water. Over 150 million Americans live in areas failing to meet clean air standards and over 40% of our rivers and lakes are still too polluted for fishing and swimming.