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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.

Support California's Ship Sewage Dumping Ban

Sep. 28, 2010 / Posted by: KTrout / Categories: Blog

In 2005, Friends of the Earth helped pass the California Clean Coast Act. This act stems the tide of ship pollution by prohibiting the discharge of numerous waste streams from large ships in California’s waters. Sewage and other harmful poll...

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Call on Your Senator to Save the Clean Air Act

Sep. 14, 2010 / Posted by: NBerning / Categories: Blog

The U.S. Senate's Committee on Appropriations is expected to consider rolling back the Clean Air Act on Thursday, September 16, and the vote could be extremely close. The Clean Air Act is the most powerful existing federal tool to limit global war...

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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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