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Ship Shape: Cleaner Ships Save Lives!

Jul. 6, 2009 / Posted by: MKeever / Categories: Blog

Nine years and two court battles after Friends of the Earth first demanded that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) craft more protective air pollution limits for large ships, the agency announced proposed cleaner air pollution standard...

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Rep. Pete Stark's Courageous Stand on Climate Change

Jun. 28, 2009 / Posted by: NBerning / Categories: Blog

Statement of Brent Blackwelder, Friends of the Earth President, on June 26, 2009 regarding Rep. Pete Stark's vote on the American Clean Energy and Security Act: Today, Congressman Pete Stark took a courageous stand in voting against the American C...

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Thanking those who take a stand

Jun. 26, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Right now, the Waxman-Markey house climate bill is being debated in Congress. We would like to thank those members who took a courageous stand and vowed to vote against this bill. Below we have the statement from Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), who mad...

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Polluter-backed climate bill about to hit House floor

Jun. 26, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Congress has a historic opportunity this year to pass legislation that dramatically reduces greenhouse gas pollution and puts us on a path to clean energy. Unfortunately, that opportunity could be squandered this week when a deeply flawed bill com...

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Senate's Dirty Energy Bill

Jun. 18, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

The American Clean Energy Leadership Act of 2009 (ACELA) fails to heed President Obama’s call for clean energy jobs and a green economy. Instead it takes the same past false steps and increases our reliance on failed dirty energy sources.

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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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