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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.

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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Rowing against the tide: Friends of the Earth's update on Wilmar and its sustainability policy

May. 8, 2014 / Posted by: Jeff Conant / Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Oceans and Forests / Tags: Forests, Indonesia, Jeff conant, Landgrabs, Palm oil

Campaigners from Friends of the Earth U.S., Friends of the Earth Europe and NAPE-Friends of the Earth Uganda are in Indonesia this week for strategy meetings with Walhi-Friends of the Earth Indonesia and a closed-door discussion with palm oil gian...

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EPA report shows violation of federal airborne lead standards at two California airports, yet it continues to delay action

Apr. 21, 2014 / Posted by: Ellen Zhang / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy, Legal / Tags: Avgas, Marcie keever

Update, April 21, 2014: Friends of the Earth, Physicians for Social Responsibility and Oregon Aviation Watch have filed a petition asking the EPA to address the continued use of leaded aviation gasoline. The below blog post, originally posted in J...

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