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Klobuchar must reject Line 3 pipeline or contradict her Green New Deal support

Minnesota needs a bold Green New Deal that will eliminate fossil fuels to fight our current climate crisis and remove polluting oil infrastructure like the dirty Line 3 pipeline from criss-crossing our state.

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Rollbacks of Offshore Drilling Safety Regs

Ten environmental groups sued the Trump administration today to challenge rollbacks of the 2016 Well Control and Blowout Preventer Rule, a safety regulation meant to prevent another blowout like what happened during the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Appeals Court Throws Out Case Blocking Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline, Relying on New Permit Issued by President Trump

Trump’s actions were a clear overreach to help corporate polluters. Today’s decision attempts to foist an unnecessary and dirty project on communities while imperiling our environment. The Keystone XL pipeline is a direct attack on Americans’ right to safe, unpolluted resources.

Organizations threaten NOAA with lawsuit over industrial ocean fish farm funding

Friends of the Earth and Center for Food Safety today formally accused the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of violating the Endangered Species Act.

Congress must stop Export-Import Bank from financing fossil fuel projects abroad

As Congress considers the reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank, it is a rare opportunity to restrict U.S. financing of fossil fuel projects overseas. Any reauthorization must place a moratorium on the billions of dollars in support the bank provides for coal, oil and gas projects around the world.

Vermont passes bill to reduce bee-killing pesticides

Environmental advocates applaud as a bill to protect pollinators by reducing pesticides harmful to bees was signed into law.

Faux oil spill and clean up action demands DeFazio and Wyden match talk of Green New Deal with action to stop Jordan Cove

Activists today called on Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who both support the Green New Deal Resolution, to oppose the proposed Jordan Cove pipeline and LNG export facility.

Proposed LNG Facility ignites protests from local community

Local and national groups today joined in a community-wide protest against the proposed Piedmont Natural Gas (PNG) facility.

California Assembly Approves Nation’s First Deforestation-Free Public Procurement Bill

The California Assembly voted to approve the nation’s first bill designed to require that public purchasing be free of rainforest destruction and associated biodiversity and human rights impacts.

California Assembly Approves Nation’s First Plant-Based School Lunch Program

In a first-ever push to support climate-friendly school food, the California Assembly today approved legislation to provide new state funding to reimburse K-12 public schools for the costs of expanding their plant-based food and beverage offerings.