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Friends of the Earth produces factsheets to educate the public about policies being advanced in Congress and by the administration. Below you will find the most recent fact sheets. Click the project name (in parenthesis) to filter publications by project area.
Corn ethanol infrastructure, which includes pipelines, storage tanks, and special pumps at gas stations, is a bad investment for taxpayers and for the environment
A private firm is planning to release potentially harmful genetically engineered mosquitoes in the Florida Keys as early as January, endangering human health and the environment in what would become the first-ever U.S. release of these engineered bugs.
The basics about synthetic biology and its applications
U.S. biofuels policies are a leading cause of increased global food prices and market volatility, which threaten food security for communities both domestically and abroad.
At least 35 species of genetically engineered fish are currently being developed around the world. One of these fish -- a GE salmon often referenced to as the “frankenfish” -- could soon appear on U.S. grocery shelves.
This issue brief examines the Clean Development Mechanism's and the International Finance Corporation's track records of leveraging private finance in order to draw important lessons and recommendations for the design of the Green Climate Fund.
This fact sheet documents evidence that the State Department is leading a corrupt federal review of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline.
The target of this fact sheet is the blender’s subsidy, which is a more-than-$5-billion annual tax credit that goes to oil companies that blend ethanol into conventional gasoline. This subsidy is due to expire at the end of this year.
This fact sheet examines the environmental impacts of industrial corn farming for ethanol.
This fact sheet lays out the truth behind some of the false claims laid out by corporate ethanol supporters.