Updates: news releases and updates

Liquid coal is a bad choice

Feb. 14, 2012 / Posted by: Ben Schreiber / Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Climate and Energy

Friends of the Earth has been monitoring the Medicine-Bow liquid coal facility since we first discovered that the Department of Energy is considering giving the project a loan guarantee. Medicine-Bow is a bellwether project because if completed it...

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24 hours to stop Keystone XL

Feb. 13, 2012 / Posted by: Kim Huynh / Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Climate and Energy

UPDATE Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. EST: We've smashed through our initial goal of half a million and are now over 672,000 messages to the Senate! Unfortunately, some of Big Oil’s bought-and-paid-for friends in the Senate are putting the heat on as w...

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A salute to science over politics

Feb. 8, 2012 / Posted by: Michal Rosenoer / Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Climate and Energy

Yesterday the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee approved a bill that would require the EPA to do a more thorough analysis on the effects for consumers, the economy, and the environment of increasing the amount of corn ethanol in gasol...

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Bye-bye bunker fuel?

Feb. 2, 2012 / Posted by: John Kaltenstein / Categories: Blog, Oceans and Forests

The Antarctic already has a ban in place on the use of bunker fuel by ships, the US and Canada are getting an Emission Control Area in August which could likely phase out bunker use in North American waters, and the EU is being pressured to elimin...

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