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House Green Economy Bill Falls Short

Jun. 9, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Polluting special interests have weakened bill; it now falls far short of vision for clean energy future Obama articulated during campaign A bill intended to spur the United States’ transition to a clean energy economy and reduce global warm...

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Video Blogging From Bonn

Jun. 9, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy

Friends of the Earth staff share their take on international climate negotiations International climate change negotiations are underway in Bonn, Germany. These negotiations, formally known as an "intercessional," are running from June 1 to 12 and...

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Ship Shape: Celebrate World Oceans Day

Jun. 5, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

This Monday, June 8 is World Oceans Day! After many years and much effort on the part of oceans advocates, the United Nations declared June 8, 2009 as the first official World Oceans Day.

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Waxman-Markey Gives Big Bucks to Polluters

Jun. 2, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy

Just when you thought that the Waxman-Markey Climate Bill couldn't get any worse, it does. According to Friends of the Earth's analysis of the bill, the bill would allocated tens of billions of dollars in permits to the industries that contribute...

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International Negotiations and U.S. Climate Legislation

May. 21, 2009 / Posted by: EBast / Categories: Blog

The nations of the world expect U.S. leadership this year in international climate negotiations, which will culminate in the Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen, Denmark in December. These negot...

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The American Clean Energy and Security Act

May. 15, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

On Wednesday, we released a joint statement with Greenpeace and Public Citizen to express our concern about disturbing changes to the new climate bill currently being discussed in Congress:

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Ready or Not?

May. 14, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Mobilizing Activists, Congress, and the Administration to Help Communities Build Resilience to Climate Change As part of a powerful coalition of international development agencies, faith-based groups, and environmental agencies, Friends of the Ear...

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