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NEW REPORT: Gene Editing in Agriculture Poses New Risks to Health, Environment

On the heels on the European Court of Justice’s ruling requiring organisms developed using new genetic engineering techniques to undergo GMO risk assessments, and several new studies revealing “genetic havoc” as a result of gene editing, Friends of the Earth and Logos Environmental released a new report today, Gene-edited organisms in agriculture: Risks and unexpected consequences.

NOAA pushes industrial ocean fish farm plan in Florida as red tide death toll continues to climb

“It is unbelievable that the agency charged with ocean stewardship continues to push for such a disastrous industry in our public waterways,” said Hallie Templeton, Senior Oceans Campaigner for Friends of the Earth.

Lawsuit Challenges Tennessee Valley Authority’s Attack on Solar Energy in South

Five climate and energy-conservation groups today sued the Tennessee Valley Authority for imposing discriminatory electricity rates that discourage homeowners and businesses from investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Nationwide campaign calls on Aramark, Compass Group, and Sodexo to reform unjust business practices, invest in Real Food

Aramark, Compass Group, and Sodexo manage over half of the country’s cafeterias at institutions such as universities, hospitals, and prisons. Each year these three foodservice management companies purchase billions of dollars worth of food.

Trump to send new U.S.-Mexico trade deal to Congress

Donald Trump notified members of Congress today that he will send them the text of a new U.S.-Mexico agreement to approve or disapprove this year, potentially cutting Canada out of a new NAFTA agreement.

Press Advisory: Democracy in our Hands Tour to highlight independence in redistricting reform

In a three-stop tour of the state, Democracy North Carolina, Common Cause North Carolina, League of Women Voters of North Carolina and Friends of the Earth will discuss how to integrate values of political independence, transparency and racial equity into redistricting reform proposals.

Press Advisory: Senate Briefing on Private Investment as Driver of Deforestation and Climate Change

With growing concern over the impacts of climate change and related financial risks to U.S. investors, Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Friends of the Earth and Amazon Watch will host a briefing on private investment as a driver of tropical deforestation and related material financial risks to U.S. investors.

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.