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Vermont passes bill to reduce bee-killing pesticides

Environmental advocates applaud as a bill to protect pollinators by reducing pesticides harmful to bees was signed into law.

Faux oil spill and clean up action demands DeFazio and Wyden match talk of Green New Deal with action to stop Jordan Cove

Activists today called on Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who both support the Green New Deal Resolution, to oppose the proposed Jordan Cove pipeline and LNG export facility.

Proposed LNG Facility ignites protests from local community

Local and national groups today joined in a community-wide protest against the proposed Piedmont Natural Gas (PNG) facility.

California Assembly Approves Nation’s First Deforestation-Free Public Procurement Bill

The California Assembly voted to approve the nation’s first bill designed to require that public purchasing be free of rainforest destruction and associated biodiversity and human rights impacts.

California Assembly Approves Nation’s First Plant-Based School Lunch Program

In a first-ever push to support climate-friendly school food, the California Assembly today approved legislation to provide new state funding to reimburse K-12 public schools for the costs of expanding their plant-based food and beverage offerings.

Sanders and Lee introduce tax on Wall Street greed

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) today introduced the Inclusive Prosperity Act, which is designed to tax a fraction of a percentage on the trades of stocks, bonds and derivatives.

Cuomo rejects Williams Pipeline

New York state Department of Environmental Conservation last night denied a permit to the Williams Pipeline, a natural gas pipeline set to connect the gas fields of Pennsylvania to the New York and New Jersey harbor.

European Commission VP’s Visit Adds Fuel to the Climate Fire

Maroš Šefčovič, the European Commission's vice president for the energy union, today held a meeting with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, capping off a trip aimed at securing long-term fossil fuel energy exports from the United States.

200+ Groups Urge Senate to Oppose European Fossil Fuel Promotion Bill

More than 200 groups sent a letter to U.S. senators today, urging them to oppose the European Energy Security and Diversification Act of 2019 (S. 704), a bill that would provide billions of dollars of support for natural gas infrastructure projects in Europe, further incentivizing fracking and fossil fuel development in the United States.

Clean Energy Standard Act promotes false solutions, doesn’t do enough to address climate crisis

Friends of the Earth welcomes bold action to fight climate change and transition the U.S. to 100% renewable energy. Unfortunately, the legislation introduced by Sen. Tina Smith and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan does not provide the solutions we need to address the climate crisis.