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.

Thanking those who take a stand

Jun. 26, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Right now, the Waxman-Markey house climate bill is being debated in Congress. We would like to thank those members who took a courageous stand and vowed to vote against this bill. Below we have the statement from Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), who mad...

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Polluter-backed climate bill about to hit House floor

Jun. 26, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Congress has a historic opportunity this year to pass legislation that dramatically reduces greenhouse gas pollution and puts us on a path to clean energy. Unfortunately, that opportunity could be squandered this week when a deeply flawed bill com...

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Senate's Dirty Energy Bill

Jun. 18, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

The American Clean Energy Leadership Act of 2009 (ACELA) fails to heed President Obama’s call for clean energy jobs and a green economy. Instead it takes the same past false steps and increases our reliance on failed dirty energy sources.

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House Green Economy Bill Falls Short

Jun. 9, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Polluting special interests have weakened bill; it now falls far short of vision for clean energy future Obama articulated during campaign A bill intended to spur the United States’ transition to a clean energy economy and reduce global warm...

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Video Blogging From Bonn

Jun. 9, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy

Friends of the Earth staff share their take on international climate negotiations International climate change negotiations are underway in Bonn, Germany. These negotiations, formally known as an "intercessional," are running from June 1 to 12 and...

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Ship Shape: Celebrate World Oceans Day

Jun. 5, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

This Monday, June 8 is World Oceans Day! After many years and much effort on the part of oceans advocates, the United Nations declared June 8, 2009 as the first official World Oceans Day.

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