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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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Spending Bill Has Upsides and Downsides

Feb. 25, 2009 / Posted by: NBerning / Categories: News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Nick Berning, 202-222-0748 House omnibus spending bill makes progress on international climate funding, but makes too much available domestically to coal and nukes WASHINGTON, D.C.—Friends of the Earth President Bren...

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Changing the Course of Biofuels Policy

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

Friends of the Earth has been working with a small coalition of fellow environmental organizations to change the direction that biofuels policy is going. Our biofuels policy platform provides specific policy recommendations that would incentivise ...

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Massive Nuclear Bailout Removed from Stimulus

Feb. 17, 2009 / Posted by: NBerning / Categories: News Releases

For Immediate Release Contact: Nick Berning, 202-222-0748 Ben Schreiber, 202-222-0752 Loan guarantees coveted by nuclear industry’s lobbyists removed in conference committee Washington, D.C.—Legislative language authorizing up to $50 billion in lo...

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Landmark Global Warming Lawsuit Settled

Feb. 17, 2009 / Posted by: NBerning / Categories: News Releases

For Immediate Release See Below for Contact Info Environmental groups and ‘cool cities’ force U.S. financing agencies to take action on climate as precedent-setting seven-year-old suit ends A federal lawsuit that sought to force two U.S. agencies ...

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