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Top five Friends of the Earth moments in 2011

Dec. 30, 2011 / Posted by: Becca Connors / Categories: Advocacy, Blog

At the end of every year, we tend to pause and reflect about the past 12 months, stopping to examine trends and to remember important events -- usually in list form. And with all the year in, worst of, best of, top five and top ten lists appearing...

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Shell's floating monster spill

Dec. 24, 2011 / Posted by: Becca Connors / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy

Nigerians wait, helpless, for the massive spill from Shell’s Bonga offshore oil field to hit the coastal waters, shorelines and swamps. Telephone links to some of the coastal communities are tenuous at best and most people will not know what...

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Senate votes to end ethanol tax breaks

Jun. 17, 2011 / Posted by: Rebecca Connors / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy

On June 16, 2011, the Senate voted 73-27 to end the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit. This major victory against dirty corn ethanol had strong bipartisan support across the political spectrum, including some of the Senate’s most progress...

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