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Friends of the Earth Opposes Alito Nomination

Statement of Sara Zdeb, Legislative Director

Contact:  
Sara Zdeb, 202-222-0728
Dick Bell, 202-222-0742

Energy Bill Conference Report Showers Billions on Polluting Industries

“I will tell you with $55 oil we don't need incentives to oil and gas companies to explore. There are plenty of incentives.”

 

President George W. Bush, quoted in the Washington Post

House Energy Bill Increases Tax Breaks: Legislation at Odds With Bush Proposal, 4/19/05

 

 

Delayed Stadium Vote is a Welcome Sign of Fiscal Sanity

Contact: Chris Weiss, 202-222-0746

The baseball stadium lease collapsed yesterday because a majority of the DC Council recognizes that a “stadium at any cost” is fiscally risky and does not reflect the priorities of DC residents, according to the No DC Taxes for Baseball Campaign.

 

The Council members who refused to support this unfair deal should be applauded for their courageous decision and should be encouraged to hold firm as…

Ten Years of Genetically Modified Crops Failed to Deliver the Promises Made by Biotech Giants

Washington DC (US) / Brussels (Belgium) / Lagos (Nigeria) January 10, 2006 – Ten years after the first significant planting of Genetically Modified (GM) crops, no plants with benefits to consumers or the environment have materialized, despite renewed promises by biotech corporations, according to a new report by Friends of the Earth International. [1]

Banking Sector Not Upholding International Norms on Environment U.S. Banks Rank Well Overall, But Do Not Lead the Pack

(Davos, Switzerland)  A new study released by BankTrack and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) yesterday found that banks are facilitating the over-exploitation of environmental goods such as fisheries and forests. The study also found that banks are not doing their part to protect human rights by failing to uphold international norms such as the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Fisheries Code, or the UN Norms on the Responsibilities of Transnational Enterprises with Regard to Human Rights.…

Exxon’s Record Profits: Congress, Please Repeal Oil Industry Tax Breaks!

Contact:            Erich Pica, 202-222-0739

ExxonMobil’s fourth quarter and annual profits are staggering.  In today’s announcement, ExxonMobil stated earnings of $10.7 billion in the fourth quarter and $36.1 billion in profits last year.  Congress should respond by repealing the $14 billion in tax cuts it’s lavished on Big Oil—handouts that even President Bush says they don’t need.

Big Oil is reaping these record profits at the expense of ordinary Americans who…

Bush Speech Waste of Energy

Contact:            Erich Pica,