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Western, Central Gulf of Mexico Excluded From House Bills Banning Offshore Leasing

The U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills today to limit offshore leasing in federal waters. But both bills ignore the western and central Gulf of Mexico, where most federal offshore oil and gas production currently occurs, and Alaska. Both bills now move on to the U.S. Senate.

New Expert Report Highlights Potential Value of Leaving TVA For Renewable Energy Alternative

A new expert analysis reports that a growing trend of lower market prices for solar and wind power could enable Memphis Light, Gas, and Water to achieve energy generating costs lower than were identified in a report earlier this year that showed substantial possible cost savings for MLGW customers should Memphis produce its own electricity.

Conservation Groups Expand Legal Challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline Approval

We’re still fighting Trump’s attempt to ram through this dirty fossil fuel project. This destructive pipeline should never get the chance to ruin clean water that’s crucial to people and endangered species.

Trump considers propping up failing uranium industry, disregards harm to frontline and indigenous communities

Instead of working to support uranium profits, the Trump Administration should protect communities and safeguard our environment.

Members of Congress, Argentinian and U.S. groups call on OPIC to reject financing for fracking in Argentina

The environmental and social impacts of these projects will hurt public health and the water, land, and air. In fact, the U.N. Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights has urged Argentina to reconsider the exploitation of Vaca Muerta because of its social and environmental impacts on current and future generations.

Investors call for urgent action to address the human rights impacts of Amazon fires

Members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility issued a statement today calling on companies with operations and supply chains connected to the Amazon rainforest to take immediate action to safeguard the human rights and ecosystems that are being devastated by fires exacerbated by unchecked deforestation. 

Gerrymandered maps unconstitutional, North Carolina judges rule

In a historic ruling handed down yesterday, a panel of three judges struck down legislative maps drawn by Republican lawmakers in North Carolina.

Rep. Clarke calls for moratorium on new fossil fuel infrastructure, calls for end to Danskammer gas power plant

The proposed expansion of the Danskammer natural gas power plant would spew greenhouse gases and other toxic emissions into the air and would accelerate climate change, according to a flyer from Food and Water Watch.

EPA publishes draft permit for floating factory farm

The Environmental Protection Agency announced plans for an industrial ocean fish farm to operate in the Gulf of Mexico late Friday afternoon.

Global NGOs: Dirty Dozen Companies Driving Deforestation Must Act Now to Stop the Burning of the World’s Forests

The crises facing the Amazon require innovative solutions that address the root of the problem. The stakes are simply too high to accept half measures or surface-level solutions.