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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.

The EPA Must Protect Communities from Toxic Coal Ash

Sep. 2, 2010 / Posted by: KTrout / Categories: Blog

Coal ash is a toxic solid waste generated by coal-burning power plants. It's shockingly unregulated, and it's piling up at more than 600 dump sites across the country spanning nearly every state. Enough toxic coal waste is generated each year to f...

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Into the Wild?

Aug. 9, 2010 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

A recent article from the BBC has shown that genetically engineered (GE) plants have become established in the wild. Researchers from the University of Arkansas studied wild canola plants in the countryside of North Dakota and found that 80% of th...

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Tides are Turning Against Ethanol Subsidies

Jul. 29, 2010 / Posted by: KMcmahon / Categories: Blog

The political tides seem to be turning against the ethanol subsidy “VEETC” (or the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit… but we’ll call it VEETC from now on out) , as new developments over the last few weeks have proven VE...

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Klobuchar for Char

Jul. 29, 2010 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

On July 14, 2010 Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) co-sponsored a “homegrown” energy bill with Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) that promotes biofuels production.

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April 22, 2010: The Beginning of the End

Jul. 23, 2010 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

By Erich Pica Three months into the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, BP has finally capped the well and is now testing to see if it can withstand the pressure building underground until the well is permanently plugged. While the oil blow-out ha...

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