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Agribusiness Giant Cargill Suspends Contract with Controversial Guatemalan Palm Oil Producer Over Environmental and Human Rights Violations

Land defenders continue to be under threat, and companies that have profited from activities in the region have a responsibility to prevent these threats.

Senate Committee Votes on Trump’s Ex-Im Bank Nominees

The Export-Import Bank dodged a bullet today when a Senate committee voted down Scott Garrett, a climate change denier and bigot.

S.C. Public Service Commission to Decide on December 20 on Challenge to Friends of the Earth Complaint in Nuclear Reactor Construction Fiasco in South Carolina

PSC to likely Rule Against South Carolina Electric & Gas’ “Motion to Dismiss” Effort to Recover Money Wasted on Nuclear Reactor Debacle

Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Public Service Commission (PSC) is set to rule on an attempt by South Carolina Electric and Gas to block a complaint by Friends of the Earth and the Sierra Club that seeks to recover ratepayer money wasted on the terminated VC Summer nuclear reactor…

Trump’s USDA to Withdraw Organic Animal Welfare Rule

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced plans to withdraw a regulation that would have set animal welfare standards in organic agriculture.

EPA Nominee Michael Dourson Withdraws

Dourson’s withdrawal is a victory for everyone who cares about keeping toxic chemicals out of our air, water, food and bodies.

Sixth round of NAFTA talks stall

Regardless of the outcome of the negotiations, there is no prospect for a NAFTA that puts good environmental and climate policy first.

Doug Jones Wins Stunning Upset in Alabama Senate Race

In a stunning upset, Doug Jones, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, tonight defeated Roy Moore to win the seat, according to the Associated Press.

SC PSC to Hear SCE&G’s “Motion to Dismiss” Friends of the Earth/Sierra Club Complaint on VC Summer Nuclear Debacle

Complaint, filed on June 22, Seeks to Review Past “Prudency” of Decisions Allowing Massive Cost Overruns, Reclaim Ratepayer Money & Require Conservation and Alternative Energy

Hearing at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 13 at PSC in Columbia, SC

See Agenda for December 13 Hearing Linked in Notes Below

Columbia, SC – Public interest efforts to hold South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) accountable for massive cost overruns of…

World Bank Announces End of Financing of Upstream Oil and Gas

We now expect all other public and private finance institutions to follow the World Bank’s lead and end fossil fuel financing once and for all.

Zinke Wastes Taxpayer Money on Helicopter Rides

In an administration defined by conflicts of interest, Secretary Zink’s continued use of taxpayer funds as his private piggy bank stands out as especially egregious.