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The Obama administration recently objected to the House of Representatives’ attempt to fund two wasteful nuclear projects. Nuclear subsidies campaigner Katherine Fuchs explains why the MOX and Yucca Mountain programs are such bad ideas for taxpayers and the environment. Read more here.
Image: MOX facility construction, by High Flyer
Blog post: By defending against, we defend forests
Recent articles and reports have highlighted land grabbing efforts driven in Liberia and Kenya, driven by palm oil and carbon offsets respectively. Protecting the rights of these forest-dependent communities means saving the forests as well.
Read more on our blog here.
Wikileaks recently exposed a secret trade deal, the Trade In Services Agreement, which would undo safeguards on Wall Street and harm our economy. Tell President Obama to stop negotiations on this and other trade deals, such as TAFTA and TPP, that put corporations over people:bit.ly/1qQOaFc
Our new report, Gardeners Beware 2014, found bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides in just over half of the “bee-friendly” plants tested in garden centers in U.S. and Canada. To read more and to find out how to make your garden safe for bees, visit www.beeaction.org.
A British palm oil company is attempting to seize land from a Liberian community, despite local, national and international resistance. Help resist palm oil landgrabs here: http://bit.ly/1odAJRY
Dow Chemical is pushing the EPA to approve its 2,4-D-resistant GMO corn and soy crops. 2,4-D, a herbicide found in the Agent Orange compound, has been linked to cancer, Parkinson’s disease, endocrine disruption and reproductive problems. Take action here: http://bit.ly/UFExOT
Washington State has proposed new rules that would turn Puget Sound into a No Discharge Zone and ban the dumping of ship sewage into its waters. Act now to support the protection of this fragile estuary: www.foe.org/pugetsound