SAVE THE BEES
Ask the CEOs of Lowe’s and Home Depot to stop selling plants pretreated with bee-killing pesticides.
Over the years, Friends of the Earth has waged multiple campaigns against the dangerous, aging San Onofre nuclear plant in Southern California. Following an accidental release of radioaction in January 2012, we stepped up our efforts to shut it down. A little more than a year later, we succeeded: the reactors were closed permanently.
Our David-and-Goliath campaign pitted us against Southern California Edison, the reactors' owner, and its legion of lawyers. But Friends of the Earth wasn't alone: we were supported by Southern Californian grassroots groups, local city councils and concerns raised by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.). When the Atomic Safety Licensing Board endorsed our testimony, calling the proposed restart plan an experiment, it marked the beginning of the end of San Onofre. By June 7, Edison conceded defeat and ended what had been a 40-year struggle to close the accident-prone reactors.
This is the spring 2013 issue of the quarterly Friends of the Earth Newsmagazine.
This is the summer 2012 issue of the quartely Friends of the Earth Newsmagazine.
This is the fall 2012 issue of the quartely Friends of the Earth Newsmagazine.
A crude awakening
Yes we can, but will we?
Making waves for climate justice
Champion of the Sierra Madre
Toyota's green commitment: Fact or fiction?
Personal care products linked to cancer and birth defects