Within the progressive moment, we forced a robust environmental agenda to the forefront. We fought to oust Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and won. We fought to oust Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and won. We passed state legislation to ban bee-killing pesticides and to halt offshore drilling in California, and helped negotiate a landmark Just Transition agreement to replace dirty energy with renewables.
Our nationwide coalition of more than 300 food, farming, fishing, worker, environmental, public health and public interest organizations urges Congress to advance a Green New Deal that reflects the central role of food and agriculture in our climate crisis and its solutions.
The Brattle Report concludes that if MLGW and the City of Memphis were to exercise a clause in their contract with the TVA that allows the utility to terminate its contract in five years, the city could develop an alternative energy supply that could generate cost savings of $240-$333 million per year compared to costs incurred by Memphis under the current TVA plan.
In this peer-reviewed study, we compared pesticide levels in the bodies of four American families for six days on a non-organic diet and six days on a completely organic diet. We found that an organic diet rapidly and dramatically reduced exposure to pesticides in just one week.
Friends of the Earth and our allies across the country conducted this testing to discover if pesticide residues are present in foods commonly eaten by children and families found at the top four food retailers in the United States: Walmart, Kroger, Costco and Albertsons/Safeway.
We are deeply concerned about the harmful impacts on the critically endangered species and unique ecosystems of Quirimbas Biosphere Reserve, as well as the negative effects on local communities and their rights, as a result of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) development in the Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique.
As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently warned, if we are to keep global warming below 1.5°C, we must act aggressively and quickly. At a minimum, reaching that target requires visionary and affirmative legislative action in the following areas.
Industrial ocean fish farming – also known as open ocean, offshore, or marine finfish aquaculture – is the concentrated cultivation of captive finfish in the ocean, in net pens, pods, cages, or other devices.