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$400+ Billion in Subsidies for Biofuels

May. 7, 2009 / Posted by: NBerning / Categories: News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Nick Berning, 202-222-0748 Kate McMahon, 202-222-0715 Biofuels Slated to Receive More than $400 Billion in Federal Subsidies New report from Friends of the Earth documents how biofuels industry gains at taxpayers’ an...

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Gas Flaring in Nigeria

May. 6, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

An Environmental Health Nightmare Gas flares are created when oil companies burn off extra gas that escapes as a result of oil drilling.

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House Ag Chair's Embarassing Biofuels Hissy Fit

May. 6, 2009 / Posted by: NBerning / Categories: News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Nick Berning, 202-222-0748 Kate McMahon, 202-222-0715 House Agriculture Committee Chair Throws Embarrassing Hissy Fit Over EPA Biofuels Announcement In stunning move, Rep. Collin Peterson attacks EPA for following ru...

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Energy Department Reduces Tritium Processing

May. 1, 2009 / Posted by: NBerning / Categories: News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Tom Clements, S.C., 803-834-3084 (land), 803-240-7268 (mobile) Nick Berning, D.C., 202-222-0748 Planning for Nuclear Weapons Reductions, Energy Department Reduces Tritium Processing at South Carolina's Savannah River...

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EPA Petitioned to Update Sewage Standards for Ships

Apr. 28, 2009 / Posted by: MKeever / Categories: Blog

Friends of the Earth issued a petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urging the EPA to update standards governing sewage dumping from large ships. The current, outdated standards, adopted in 1976, allow the use of 30-year-old treatme...

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Forests On the Chopping Block In Energy Policy

Apr. 24, 2009 / Posted by: KMcmahon / Categories: Blog

As Congress debates how to build a clean energy future, one policy proposal threatens our nation's forests: The Renewable Electricity Standard. While a Renewable Electricity Standard -- which would require a set percentage of U.S.

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Safe Kids campaign gets boost in California Senate

Apr. 24, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Last year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission warned against the use of fire retardant chemicals in baby products and furniture. This is because scientists around the world have linked these chemicals to hormone disruption, neurological and de...

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