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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.

Protect people, not oil companies

Jun. 8, 2010 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Last week, BP's "top kill" effort, in which mud and other objects were forced into the blown-out oil well in the gulf to try and stanch the flow of oil, failed. Now, BP engineers are attempting to stop the gusher on the ocean floor by cutting the ...

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Nano in the Gulf oil spill: Two wrongs don't make a right

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

A corporation has asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve one of their products containing manufactured nanoparticles for oil clean-up in the Gulf of Mexico. We sent a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson demanding this risk...

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Bioenergy in the Draft American Power Act

May. 28, 2010 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Bioenergy has long been presented as the sustainable alternative to crude oil and natural gas. Though science suggests that bioenergy is unsustainable and has the potential to cause severe ecological damage, Congress has promoted bioenergy as the ...

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