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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 Battle of The Corn Ethanol Tax Credits Begins...

Mar. 30, 2010 / Posted by: KMcmahon / Categories: Blog

In late March, Representative Earl Pomeroy introduced a bill that would extend the tax credits for corn ethanol by five years. The cost of extending the tax credits for corn ethanol would be over $31 billion dollars, with practically no impact on ...

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Who is the Biggest Biofool?

Mar. 17, 2010 / Posted by: KTrout / Categories: Blog

Biofools Day is rapidly approaching! We’re calling out some of the biggest promoters of harmful industrial biofuels. We’ve highlighted five major biofuels proponents, including corporate executives, industry lobbyists, and government r...

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Subsidies for Bad Energy To Be Retroactively Reauthorized?

Mar. 8, 2010 / Posted by: KTrout / Categories: Blog

Happily, at the end of 2009 several environmentally damaging tax credits expired. These subsidies went to a range of dirty energy sources, including fossil fuels and bioenergy, at the expense of taxpayers. The various tax credits went to a long li...

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GM Crops Failing to Tackle Climate Change

Feb. 26, 2010 / Posted by: KTrout / Categories: Blog

A new report from Friends of the Earth International reveals that claims made by the biotech industry that genetically modified (GM) crops can combat climate change are both exaggerated and premature.

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