Press Release: VA Governor Northam Dismisses Letter from His Environmental Justice Advisory Council Calling to Stay Pipeline Permits

Virginia- In response to a letter from his own advisory committee calling for a halt to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline due in part to its disproportional impact on poor and minority communities, the assistant for Governor Northam’s press… Read More

Press Release: Stay Called for on Atlantic Coast & Mountain Valley Pipelines

For Immediate Release August 16, 2018                                                                  CONTACT:… Read More

Green Scare Defendant Apprehended in Cuba After 12 Years

From Lauren Regan, Director and Senior Staff Attorney Civil Liberties Defense Center Josh Dibby is accused of destroying the Cavel West Horse slaughterhouse in Redmond, Oregon. On August 10, 2018, the US Department of Justice announced that it… Read More

Federal Court Rules State Dept. Must Conduct Full Environmental Review of Keystone XL in Nebraska

GREAT FALLS, Mont.— On Wednesday, a federal judge sided with environmental, landowner and Tribal plaintiffs in their challenge to the Trump administration’s approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The State Department had attempted to fast-track its environmental review… Read More

Indigenous Environmental Defender killed as logging mafia targets tribe

Warning: some people may find the details and image below disturbing A leader of an Amazon tribe acclaimed for its environmental defenders has been killed, the latest in a series of deaths among the tribe. The body of… Read More

Forests, Climate and Communities Need System Change Not Offsets

A Response from Global Justice Ecology Project to the “Stand4Forests” Platform & a Call for Further Debate   The Dogwood Alliance is currently circulating a sign-on letter called “Stand4Forests.” [1] It is a platform which emphasizes U.S. forest protection as… Read More

Belo Monte: There is Nothing Green or Sustainable About These Mega-Dams

Google Maps Ed Atkins, University of Bristol There are few dams in the world that capture the imagination as much as Belo Monte, built on the “Big Bend” of the Xingu river in the Brazilian Amazon. Its construction… Read More

Claims of Successful Genetically Engineered Tree Sterility Overblown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  08/08/2018               Claims of Successful Genetically Engineered Tree Sterility Overblown Long-term risks and threats of GE trees remain unanswered Joint Statement from: Global Justice Ecology Project, Indigenous Environmental Network, Rural Coalition, Biofuelwatch, Canadian Biotechnology Action… Read More

Extreme Heat Rising: 20 to 50 More 90 Plus Degree Days Coming to US Annually

Crippling and sometimes deadly heat waves have blanketed many countries across the world thus far this season, including the United States. The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has released two new synthesis fact sheets on extreme heat. The first examines… Read More

Trump Administration Opens Wildlife Refuges to Bee-killing Neonics, GMO Crops

Reversal of National Ban Threatens Pollinators and Other Wildlife in Their Refuges   Washington, DC — The Trump administration has opened national wildlife refuges up to genetically modified crops and powerful pesticides, reversing a ban adopted under Obama, according… Read More