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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.

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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Waxman-Markey Gives Big Bucks to Polluters

Jun. 2, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy

Just when you thought that the Waxman-Markey Climate Bill couldn't get any worse, it does. According to Friends of the Earth's analysis of the bill, the bill would allocated tens of billions of dollars in permits to the industries that contribute...

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International Negotiations and U.S. Climate Legislation

May. 21, 2009 / Posted by: EBast / Categories: Blog

The nations of the world expect U.S. leadership this year in international climate negotiations, which will culminate in the Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen, Denmark in December. These negot...

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