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NOAA plan could allow polluting industrial ocean fish farming

In promoting offshore aquaculture, the agency inaccurately claims that placing concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, in the ocean would solve the current seafood deficit and create jobs, while also operating sustainably.

Canadian Appeals Court Rejects Permits for Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project

A Canadian federal appeals court today ruled that the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, which Kinder Morgan recently sold to the government of Canada, would need a far more extensive environmental review and First Nations consultation before it could move forward.

Trump Strikes Trade Deal with Mexico

Donald Trump claimed today that the United States and Mexico have reached a general agreement on the broad outlines of a new NAFTA deal.

Senate Committee Approval of Trump’s Ex-Im Head Could Revive the Bank’s Destructive Past

The committee’s approval of Reed brings the Ex-Im Bank one step closer to pumping millions of tons of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere.

On heels of Canada and EU bans, EPA stalls review of bee-killing pesticides

It is disappointing to see the EPA fail to recognize the overwhelming scientific evidence on neonics while countries around the world take decisive action to protect people and the planet.

Federal Court Rules State Dept. Must Conduct Full Environmental Review of Keystone XL in Nebraska

Today, the courts showed Trump and his corporate polluter friends that they cannot avoid the harm that Keystone XL would cause to rural landowners, farmers, ecosystems and Native communities.

Friends of the Earth U.S. applauds Canada’s ban on bee-killing pesticides, urges EPA and food retailers to follow

These bee-killing pesticides pose a serious threat to public health, the environment, and our entire food system. We applaud the Canadian government for recognizing the overwhelming body of scientific evidence on neonics and phasing out these dangerous pesticides.

Farming, Food Safety, and Environmental Organizations Call on DOJ to Block Bayer-Monsanto Toxic Mega Merger

A coalition of farming, consumer, and environmental groups delivered 97,325 public comments to the Department of Justice today, urging the agency to reject the Bayer (BAYN) and Monsanto (MON) merger. The agency closes its comment period today regarding its conditional approval of the merger.

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.