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House bill threatens U.S. fisheries and oceans policy

Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) introduced a bill that would allow the Trump Administration to create a permitting scheme for industrial ocean fish farming in the United States. The bill is cosponsored by Representative Collin Peterson (D-Minn.).

Trump’s NAFTA Deal Great for Big Oil, Bad for Global Climate and Local Communities

The Trump Administration today released text of an agreement with Mexico and Canada to revise the terms of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the three countries.

New report showcases leading strategies, policies for scaling up climate-friendly school food

A new, first-of-its-kind report spotlights a growing movement of pioneering school districts using their massive purchasing power to provide plant-forward, climate-friendly food that is healthier for students and the planet.

U.S. House Passes the BUILD Act

The IDFI must steer clear of financing fossil fuels and instead support renewable energy, especially distributed systems for marginalized populations.

Friends of the Earth convenes “Greening School Food” forum in Los Angeles

On Monday, Oct. 1, Friends of the Earth and local partners, including Los Angeles Food Policy Council and the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College, will host a forum on school food.

New genetic extinction experiment raises environmental and health alarms

Gene drives could have serious and potentially irreversible impacts on public health and the environment. We need to stop these risky experiments from being rushed out of the lab and into the environment and our communities.

New Law Seals Deal in Closure of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

Gov. Brown yesterday signed legislation into law implementing the final pieces of a deal to close Diablo Canyon nuclear plant.

California becomes the first state to require plant-based food options in its state healthcare facilities and prisons

Governor Jerry Brown signed into law S.B. 1138, legislation to require that state-licensed healthcare facilities and state prisons provide plant-based food options to patients and currently incarcerated individuals.

As Climate Heats Up, Public Calls for Worker Protections From Heat

The federal government must establish protections for workers who are subject to extreme heat, 61,620 individuals said today in a petition (PDF) delivered to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Over 60 Local Officials Call on the Farm Bill Conference Committee to Reject Local Pesticide Preemption

Today, over 60 local officials from across the country have joined together to send a letter to the farm bill conference committee urging the rejection of a poison pill rider that would preempt local governments from setting their own restrictions on toxic pesticides.