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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.

Biofuels Also Create Dangerous Spills

May. 6, 2010 / Posted by: CDAngelo / Categories: Blog

With the recent oil rig catastrophe and subsequent spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the biofuels industry is claiming it produces a cleaner alternative. But biofuels can produce environmentally harmful spills as well. Biofuel spills, leaks and fires h...

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Cruise ship pollution: Charleston, South Carolina

May. 3, 2010 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Charleston, South Carolina is among a number of U.S. cities that have joined the fight against the rising tide of cruise ship pollution, after being informed by the South Carolina State Ports Authority that more than double the number of cruise sh...

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Bob Dinneen and the Ethanol Industry Ready to Rumble

Apr. 16, 2010 / Posted by: NBerning / Categories: Blog

It seems like we've panicked the dirty ethanol lobby -- and that's a good thing. Bob Dinneen, the president of the Renewable Fuels Association, mentioned us in an article he wrote for the May issue of Ethanol Producer magazine entitled “Let ...

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Congressman Doggett Takes on Liquid Coal

Apr. 16, 2010 / Posted by: KTrout / Categories: Blog

On Wednesday, the House Ways and Means committee held its “Hearing on Energy Tax Incentives Driving the Green Job Economy.” At the hearing, Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) took a bold stand against the coal industry, arguing that &...

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New: From Genetically Engineered Corn to Cows

Apr. 16, 2010 / Posted by: IIlluminato / Categories: Blog

The spread of genetic engineering (GE) technology exacerbates the corporate consolidation occurring in the seed industry. This trend will continue, if not worsen, in livestock once the genetically engineering and cloning of animals is commercializ...

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