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Massachusetts Fails to Protect Pollinators

The Massachusetts legislature failed to pass legislation today that would restrict the use of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides. H. 4041, An Act to Protect Massachusetts Pollinators, would have restricted the use of neonics to licensed pesticide applicators only.

Children’s sunscreen contains hidden nanoparticle ingredients, new testing finds

Four major brands of children’s sunscreen products sold across the U.S. contain engineered nanoparticles, according to laboratory results released today by Friends of the Earth U.S. Nanoparticles were found in Aveeno® Baby Natural Protection®, Banana Boat® Kids, Neutrogena® Pure and Free® Baby and Thinksport™ Kid's Safe sunscreen.

Pruitt’s EPA decisions should be suspended until corruption investigations are complete

Every piece of policy Scott Pruitt touched must be frozen in its tracks. Pruitt may be gone, but his toxic corruption at the EPA will live on if Congress fails to act.

European Court rules new genetically engineered seeds and foods should be classified and regulated as GMOs

All products made with genetic engineering, including ones made with gene-editing tools like CRISPR, should be regulated, assessed for health and environmental impacts, and labeled.

Palm Oil Company Golden Veroleum Liberia’s Departs from RSPO, Raising Red Flags for Investors

Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL), a palm oil company operating in Liberia since 2012, last week voluntarily suspended its membership in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) — the sustainability certification body for the industry.

New Federal Investigation into Zinke’s Shady Land Deal Adds to Long List of Unethical Behavior

The inspector general of the Department of the Interior launched a probe yesterday evening into a real estate deal between a foundation established by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and the chairman of Halliburton, David Lesar.

GOP blocks effort to hold Pruitt accountable

Congressional Republicans yesterday gave Scott Pruitt a free pass, failing to hold him accountable for his unprecedented list of scandals. Congress should root out Pruitt’s corruption, not bury it.

CalPERS Investment Policy a Victory for People and the Planet

Under the new policy, CalPERS will become the first large asset manager in the U.S., public or private, to formally recognize that deforestation and ecosystem degradation pose material investment risks; the first to acknowledge “land rights” as an issue requiring disclosure by companies; and the first to ask companies how they will manage a “just transition” for workers.

Trump to Appoint Extreme Ideologue to the Supreme Court

Trump is committed to placing an extreme ideologue on the Court, who could endanger environmental protections, overturn Roe v. Wade, and undermine protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

International coalition calls on Carnival to stop using heavy fuel oil on cruise ships in Arctic

Cruise lines like Carnival must do their part to protect the environment we all share, and that means phasing out dangerous, polluting heavy fuel oil.