Friends of the Earth’s blog is a staff-run blog that provides policy analysis, insight and commentary about the environment and other progressive issues, advances our campaigns, and builds momentum for a healthy and just world.

Four steps to fix the Senate

Jan. 23, 2013 / Posted by: Erich Pica / Categories: Blog, Economics for the Earth

It's time to reform Senate rules. Throughout my career at Friends of the Earth, I have urged senators and their staff to use the parliamentary tools at their disposal -- threats or actual use of filibusters, anonymous holds, etc. -- in instances ...

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Tally ho! Backed by 62 organizations, Robin Hood seeks top Treasury post

Dec. 21, 2012 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Blog, Economics for the Earth / Tags: Climate change, Climate finance, Earth budget, Karen orenstein, Tax, Wall street

Robin Hood, a champion of ordinary people, made a stop in Washington, D.C. this week -- to put his hat in the ring to replace outgoing U.S. Treasury Sectary Tim Geithner, a champion of Wall Street. Mr. Hood is running on a platform of taxing Wall ...

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