Friends of the Earth

Bolstering Call for Urgent Global Action, New Study Shows Microplastic Pollution ‘Absolutely Everywhere’ (image Great Pacific Garbage Patch)

“Microplastics are tiny particles that have broken away from large plastics such as synthetic clothing or discarded food containers. Much of the concern over microplastic contamination has come from studying ocean pollution, but researchers also have found particles in sea turtles’ bellies, many marine mammals, and even human stools.” Bolstering Call for Urgent Global Action, […]

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Dangerous Pesticide Preemption Rider Scrapped From 2018 Farm Bill

A step in the right direction, people action can make a difference……”In September, more than 60 local officials, in 39 communities from 15 different states across the country sent a letter to the Farm Bill conference committee urging the rejection of the pesticide preemption rider. More than 100 communities have passed policies to restrict pesticides to protect

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Activists Declare #FireZinke and State AGs File Suit After Interior Dept Guts Methane Rules for Public Lands

SWAMP WATCH: “It doesn’t get more blatant than this,” responded FOE. “Zinke thinks our public lands & waters belong to Big Oil, not Americans.  Zinke, meanwhile, continued to stoke his cozy relationship with polluters on Tuesday. Speaking at the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association fall meeting, the secretary said the government should work for the

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Denouncing Trump’s Environmental Impact Review as ‘Illegal,’ Green Groups Vow to Defeat Keystone XL Once More

As the West burns and climate change has accelerated….and oil spills occur on a regular basis at Keystone….. Denouncing Trump’s Environmental Impact Review as ‘Illegal,’ Green Groups Vow to Defeat Keystone XL Once More “Once again, the Trump administration is attempting to take a shortcut around the legally required review process on Keystone XL, putting

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