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Ship Shape: Oil Spill Prevention Victory

Mar. 27, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

We recently passed the the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. And what is there to remember from such an awful environmental disaster? Maybe the thousands of gallons of crude oil still polluting Alaska, the almost assured extinction o...

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Subprime Carbon Testimony

Mar. 27, 2009 / Posted by: MChan / Categories: Blog

Friends of the Earth's Michelle Chan testified before the Ways and Means Committee on March 26, 2009 about the financial aspects of reducing carbon emissions. She emphasized that existing financial regulations, as well as those in major cap-and-tr...

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Global Warming Provisions in Biofuels Policy Threatened

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

The biofuels lobby is, yet again, urging the EPA to ignore emissions from indirect land use change in EPA's accounting of global warming pollution from biofuels. And corn-state Senators have sent their own plea to EPA in support of the industry, a...

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Plutonium Fuel Plan Hits Roadblock

Mar. 13, 2009 / Posted by: NBerning / Categories: News Releases

For Immediate Release Contact: Tom Clements, 803-834-3084 Nick Berning, 202-222-0748 DOE’s Plans to Use Plutonium Fuel (MOX) Jolted by Duke Energy’s Withdrawal from Program Future of MOX Program Again in Doubt as DOE Now Has No Nuclear Reactors to...

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Cruise Ship Safety Bill

Mar. 12, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Senator John Kerry (D-MA) today introduced the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2009. Nearly 10 million passengers took cruises from the United States in 2007 and that figure is expected to grow to mor...

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Cruise Ship Safety Bill Introduced in Congress

Mar. 12, 2009 / Posted by: NBerning / Categories: News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Nick Berning, (202) 222-0748 Marcie Keever, (415) 544-0790 x23 Matsui and Kerry push for safety and accountability WASHINGTON, D.C—Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Senator John Kerry (D-MA) today introduced the ...

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Obama Budget Repeals $30 Billion in Oil and Gas Giveaways

Mar. 11, 2009 / Posted by: NBerning / Categories: Blog

President Obama’s first budget did away with over $30 billion in giveaways to oil and gas companies. Friends of the Earth has been working for years to end these give aways to multi-national companies that are earning record profits. Congres...

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