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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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Obama Overturns Bush Stem Cell Policy

Mar. 9, 2009 / Posted by: NBerning / Categories: News Releases

For Immediate Release Contact: Gillian Madill, 510-306-6562 Nick Berning, 202-222-0748 Balance of promoting science and comprehensive regulation is crucial WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, President Obama announced that he will overturn the previous presid...

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Obama's Budget Makes Commitment to Clean Transportation

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

President Obama’s budget proposal for the Department of Transportation begins the process of transitioning to a more efficient, lower-carbon transportation system. The President’s budget increases funding for public transit which will ...

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Obama Budget Slashes Giveaways to Big Oil

Feb. 26, 2009 / Posted by: NBerning / Categories: News Releases

For Immediate Release Contact: Nick Berning, 703-587-4454 Erich Pica, 202-783-7400 Obama Budget Proposal Would Slash Giveaways to Big Oil WASHINGTON, D.C.—The budget proposal released today by the Obama administration would slash taxpayer giveaway...

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Capitol Coal Plant Victory

Feb. 26, 2009 / Posted by: NBerning / Categories: News Releases

For Immediate Release Contact: Nick Berning, 202-222-0748 Chris Weiss, 202-421-7319 Capitol Coal Plant Victory: Reid, Pelosi Call for End to Use of Coal WASHINGTON, D.C.—A multi-year effort to “green” the U.S. Capitol complex appears likely to res...

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