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Interior IG: Zinke Abused Travel Privileges, Wasted Tax-Payer Funds

The Department of the Interior’s Inspector General today released a report finding that Secretary Ryan Zinke mishandled upwards of $25,000 of tax-payer funded travel expenses

Zinke Faces Protests at Industry Speech

Friends of the Earth today protested Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, holding him accountable during a speech at an industry association.

Chain Reaction report urges burger restaurants to beef up policies to eliminate routine use of antibiotics

The fourth annual Chain Reaction scorecard grades the nation’s 25 largest hamburger chain restaurants on their antibiotics policies and practices.

New DOI Inspector General Could Cripple Zinke Oversight

Americans rely on the inspectors general to be impartial, stopping the type of corruption and abuses of power that have become the hallmark of Zinke’s time in office by bringing the truth to light.

In Honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Friends of the Earth U.S. Stands Behind the West Berkeley Shellmound Cultural Heritage Site

In recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2018, the board and staff of Friends of the Earth U.S. have issued a resolution supporting the full protection of the West Berkeley Shellmound and Ohlone village site in Berkeley, California.

House bill threatens U.S. fisheries and oceans policy

Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) introduced a bill that would allow the Trump Administration to create a permitting scheme for industrial ocean fish farming in the United States. The bill is cosponsored by Representative Collin Peterson (D-Minn.).

Trump’s NAFTA Deal Great for Big Oil, Bad for Global Climate and Local Communities

The Trump Administration today released text of an agreement with Mexico and Canada to revise the terms of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the three countries.

New report showcases leading strategies, policies for scaling up climate-friendly school food

A new, first-of-its-kind report spotlights a growing movement of pioneering school districts using their massive purchasing power to provide plant-forward, climate-friendly food that is healthier for students and the planet.

U.S. House Passes the BUILD Act

The IDFI must steer clear of financing fossil fuels and instead support renewable energy, especially distributed systems for marginalized populations.

Friends of the Earth convenes “Greening School Food” forum in Los Angeles

On Monday, Oct. 1, Friends of the Earth and local partners, including Los Angeles Food Policy Council and the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College, will host a forum on school food.