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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 The current, outdated standards, adopted in 1976, allow the use of 30-year-old treatme...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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Shell targeted at New Orleans Jazz Fest

Apr. 24, 2009 / Posted by: NBerning / Categories: News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Nick Berning, Friends of the Earth, 202-222-0748 Anne Rolfes, Shell Accountability Campaign, 504-452-4909 Han Shan, Oil Change International, 917-418-4133 International Coalition Targets Shell at Jazz Fest for Human ...

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Hugh Grant, CEO, Monsanto Voted Biggest Biofool!

Apr. 23, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

With thousands of votes cast, this year's Biggest Biofool is Hugh Grant, CEO of Monsanto. Grant has been a long-time supporter of biofuels, insisting, despite evidence to the contrary, that biofuels are good for the environment. In fact, biofuels ...

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