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Scott Pruitt rented townhouse co-owned by wife of energy lobbyist

Renting a townhouse from the spouse of a fossil fuel industry lobbyist is the ultimate example of corruption and illustrates exactly why Scott Pruitt must be fired.

Friends of the Earth launches organizing and strategic alliance program; names Liz Butler as Vice President to lead the program

Now is the time to invest in movement-building and developing deeper alliances with social, economic and racial justice organizations as well as transforming our members and activists into real on-the-ground power through grassroots organizing

Trump’s revisions of U.S. – Korea trade deal promise more air pollution and global warming

Donald Trump has coerced South Korea into accepting changes in the U.S.-Korea trade agreement that would increase exports of U.S. cars that fail to meet Korea’s auto emissions standards.

Washington State Governor approves industrial ocean fish farm ban

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation today that will phase out industrial ocean fish farms in state waters. House Bill 2957 bans new leases to non-native net pen operations and prohibits the renewal of existing leases.

Friends of the Earth and allies petition EPA to reject refinery’s secret tar sands expansion permit

Allowing refineries to process increased amounts of tar sands exposes our communities and the environment to devastating and irreversible damage.

Food retailer scorecard: 20 out of 25 fail to protect bees and people from toxic pesticides
Food retailer scorecard: 20 out of 25 fail to protect bees and people from toxic pesticides

Only a few companies are taking responsibility for their role in the bee crisis. We urge major U.S. food retailers to work with their suppliers to eliminate pollinator-toxic pesticides and expand domestic organic offerings.

Skagit Commission Fails to Address Impacts of Petrochemical Expansion Permit

The Salish Sea is irreplaceable. The Environmental Impacts Study was deeply flawed, failed to account for the acoustic impacts on Southern Resident Killer Whales, and failed to account for the real risk of an actual worst case spill.

Poll: Farmers Overwhelmingly Oppose Bayer Monsanto Merger

An overwhelming majority of surveyed farmers are concerned about the proposed Bayer-Monsanto merger and believe it will have a negative impact on independent farmers and farming communities.

Washington state legislature passes industrial ocean fish farm ban

The Washington state legislature passed a bill today that would phase out industrial ocean fish farms in state waters.

This Week’s Round of NAFTA Talks in Mexico Promises Dangerous Regulatory Review Chapter

A new regulatory review chapter in a new NAFTA deal would likely hamstring agricultural, food safety, and other environmental regulations.