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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.

EPA Administrator Must Resign!

Apr. 18, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson plays politics with the environment, disregards the advice of his staff experts, and repeatedly violates the law. Each additional day he remains in office endangers the planet and weake...

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Friends of the Earth Releases "Killer Couch" Report

Feb. 26, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

According to a study released by Friends of the Earth, a high percentage of California furniture contains toxic chemicals that have been linked to cancer, birth defects, hormone disruption, and reproductive and neurological dysfunction. These toxi...

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Plug-In Hybrids

Feb. 10, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Plug-In Hybrid Electric vehicles represent one of the most immediate, dramatic, and affordable solutions for reducing petroleum use and global warming pollution from vehicles. Plug-ins are capable of achieving more than 100 miles per gallon gasoli...

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Don't Buy It: Keep Cloned Meat Off Grocery Shelves

Jan. 16, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

FDA lifts ban on selling meat and dairy products from cloned animals The FDA has buckled to big biotech and agro-business despite more than 150,000 public comments opposing the lifting of the ban, and amendments to the federal Farm Bill and Omnibu...

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Taking Stock

Dec. 15, 2007 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Agreement was reached and the conference ended this afternoon around 5:30 pm -- a full day late.

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Climate Business vs. Climate Justice

Dec. 13, 2007 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Negotiations continued today, largely behind closed doors, with technology transfer for developing countries at the top of the agenda. Rumors are that some agreement has been reached, at least on technology transfer, but it?s unclear whether the f...

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What will the High Level Ministers Do?

Dec. 12, 2007 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

The intensity level kicked up a notch today. More people, more security, two separate entry lines for "heads of state" and "participants." The high level segment has started with a series of speeches from country representatives today and tomorrow...

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