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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.

Incorporating the social cost of carbon: A coal mine stopped in its tracks

Jul. 7, 2014 / Posted by: Kate DeAngelis and Marissa Knodel / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy / Tags: Carbon price, Climate change, Coal, Kate deangelis, Marissa knodel

Last week, a federal district court in Colorado stopped the expansion of a coal mine in the North Fork Valley of western Colorado due to the federal government’s failure to quantify the costs of burning greenhouse gas emissions. The court fo...

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When our land is free, we’re all free: Liberian communities (almost) kick out Equatorial Palm Oil

May. 12, 2014 / Posted by: Jeff Conant / Categories: Blog, Oceans and Forests / Tags: Arnold schwarzenegger, Forests, Jeff conant, Landgrabs, Liberia, Palm oil

It is all too rare that communities in the global south -- or anywhere -- win recognition of their rights to say 'no' to extractive projects on their lands. So when we received news a few weeks ago that Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf sto...

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