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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.
This issue brief explains how the Advanced Research Project Agency - Energy funds risky synthetic biology research (for applications such as biofuels).
California's approach towards REDD credits -- offsets generated from avoiding deforestation or degradation in tropical countries -- will undermine both environmental and financial market integrity of the state's climate policy.
Tax laws influence where we live, what we eat, how we treat wildlife, what crops we plant and how rapidly we cut down forests. By weaving a set of tax laws that match our society’s values, we can address environmental problems.
This fact sheet gives an overview of the fossil fuel industry giveaways proposed for elimination in President Obama's Fiscal Year 2012 budget.
This fact sheet provides an overview of the dangers posed by nuclear reactors in the U.S.
This issue brief details how the Department of Energy’s Title XVII loan guarantee program has largely functioned as a massive subsidy for nuclear power plants.
The State of California is poised to become the first cap and trade market to accept forest carbon offset credits for compliance purposes. This briefing paper details the related problems and risks.
This fact sheet describes the dangers of a pipeline that would carry tar sands oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Tar sands oil is a high carbon fuel strip-mined from beneath Canada’s Boreal forest. This highly polulting fuel represents an increasingly significant portion of the fuel used in cars in the United States.
The 2010 Cruise Ship Report Card lets vacationers decide which cruise to take based on a cruise ship or cruise line’s environmental and human health impacts.