Billionaire oilmen Charles and David Koch issued a statement declaring their opposition to federal subsidies of any kind. They, however, are the recipients of some of the most egregious Big Oil giveaways on the books. Join Friends of the Earth U.S. and other progressive groups in asking the Koch brothers to lead by example and give the money back. http://bit.ly/1rCB2Tr#GiveItBack
Growing palm oil development in West Africa is encroaching on subsistence farmers’ land and is threatening several species of already endangered primates. Read more on our blog here.
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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
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.
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