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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.

Robin Hood to Ban Ki-moon: I can show you the money!

Sep. 14, 2014 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein, Jeff Conant / Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Climate and Energy, Economics for the Earth / Tags: Climate change, Climate finance, Jeff conant, Karen orenstein, Wall street

Among the surging crowds of hundreds of thousands of folks at the People’s Climate March on September 21 in New York, you will see marchers in pointy green felt hats, and if you are lucky, a fully garbed Robin Hood replete with green tights,...

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Deducting the cost of disaster

Sep. 8, 2014 / Posted by: Lukas Ross / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy / Tags: Lukas ross, Oil

Note: On February 19, 2015, a federal judge ruled against BP in a motion to lower its maximum civil penalty for Deepwater Horizon. Here is the Friends of the Earth analysis from last September exploring the giant tax break BP may still be trying t...

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Open letter to DFA: I divested from forest destruction and so should you

Sep. 4, 2014 / Posted by: Jeff Conant / Categories: Blog, Oceans and Forests / Tags: Climate change, Dfa, Dimensional fund advisers, Friends of the earth, Jeff conant, Palm oil

Preface: When Friends of the Earth member Janet Thew learned how palm oil companies destroy rain forests, she decided to divest her family’s retirement account from Dimensional Fund Advisors. Dimensional, or DFA, has investments in more prob...

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