The U.S. Senate today voted to confirm three nominees to the Board of Directors of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The confirmation allows Ex-Im to establish a board quorum, clearing the way for the bank to revive its financing of billions of dollars in fossil fuel projects abroad.
At a Florida Department of Environmental Protection hearing today, Friends of the Earth called on Governor Ron DeSantis and state regulators to reject a revised wastewater discharge permit for Florida Power & Light’s aging Turkey Point nuclear reactors.
Dominion Energy is building costly, dangerous fracked gas pipelines like the Atlantic Coast Pipeline that will substantially boost carbon emissions. The coalition warned investors that their assets were at risk as long as Dominion favors pipeline construction in favor of sustainable, long-term investments in renewables and efficiency.
Following New York City’s recent announcement to implement Meatless Mondays and slash red meat purchases by 50 percent in its school system, the event is designed to share best practices from across the northeast region for improving school menus for better health outcomes and reduced climate impacts.
The world faces ecological collapse and mass extinctions unless dramatic action is taken to change social and economic systems, according to a global assessment launched today by The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
But it is not enough that the U.S. not withdraw from the global climate stage; our climate commitment under the Paris Agreement is radically out of line with what science, justice and equity demand.
Today U.S. Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) introduced the Keep Fin Fish Free Act, which places a moratorium on commercial permitting of marine finfish aquaculture facilities in federally controlled areas of the ocean.
New York’s deadline for ending the use of chlorpyrifos will make it the first state to stop use of the chemical. In banning this dangerous chemical, New York legislators are prioritizing public health and the environment.
Investors should be aware that Bank of America’s pumping of finance into fossil fuel infrastructure is accelerating climate catastrophe and community destruction. This is bad for the Earth, and bad for investors’ bottom-line.
TransCanada has been unable to meet legal standards for the Keystone XL pipeline, so the White House is attempting to dismantle the constitutionally mandated checks and balances inherent to American democracy for the sake of a foreign corporation.