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USDA Releases Shoddy GMO Labeling Rule

USDA’s new labeling rules are a disaster, with huge loopholes that could keep consumers in the dark as new GMOs rapidly enter our food supply.

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Approval of Offshore Oil Drilling Project in the Arctic

Conservation groups today filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s approval of the first offshore oil drilling development in federal Arctic waters.

Ryan Zinke resigns amid scandals, corruption

Zinke’s days of plundering our lands and enriching himself and his friends are over. With an average of nearly one federal investigation opened into his conduct in office per month, Zinke’s highly questionable ethics have finally caught up with him.

Dangerous pesticide preemption rider scrapped from 2018 Farm Bill

By keeping this troubling component out of the final bill, committee members stood up to preserve state and local governments’ ability to protect the public from these toxic chemicals. 

New report confirms BlackRock’s big fossil fuel problem

As long as Blackrock is the top investor in fossil fuel development, Larry Fink’s sustainability claims will remain hollow and hypocritical.

Judge Denies TransCanada Request for Pre-Construction Work on Keystone XL Pipeline

Today, a federal judge reaffirmed that TransCanada cannot conduct any pre-construction field activities on its proposed Keystone XL pipeline. This ruling means that construction on the controversial tar sands pipeline will continue to be delayed.

Statement in Response to Minority Leader Schumer’s Infrastructure Op-Ed

While Schumer writes letters about green infrastructure, he seems unwilling to stop Joe Manchin, the Democrat with the worst environmental record in the caucus, from becoming ranking member of the Senate Energy Committee.

New report highlights BlackRock’s Big Problem with coal

This report shows Blackrock is financing the destruction of our planet and escalating the climate crisis by pumping billions of dollars into dirty coal plant construction. If Blackrock wants to actually show concern for the environment, they must fundamentally transform their investments.

Friends of the Earth Applauds D.C. Council for Increasing Healthy, Sustainable Food Options in Schools

The Council of the District of Columbia voted unanimously today to increase healthy, plant-forward meal options for students. The legislation also formally adopts the Good Food Purchasing Program across D.C. public schools.

Sanderson Farms loses motion to dismiss NGO lawsuit on false and misleading advertising

The judgement comes after Sanderson Farms, the nation’s third largest chicken producer, announced late last week that it would stop the routine use of medically important antibiotics to prevent disease in its chicken flocks by March 2019.