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Leave No Worker Behind
Will the just transition movement survive mainstream adoption?

Learning from Death
Roadkill can help us understand more about creatures great and small.

Big Soda’s Sneaky Tactic Undermining Democracy
Faced with mounting pushback against sugar-sweetened beverages, Big Soda is turning to preemption bills to thwart community organizing.

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Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision to Expand Offshore Drilling

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Jan 4, 2018 – The Trump administration has just announced that it would open up vast new stretches of federal waters for offshore oil and gas drilling off the Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic coasts.

The Interior Department's newly proposed five-year outer continental shelf plan – which would offer 47 areas off America’s coastline for lease by oil and gas companies from 2019 to 2024 – is the largest expansion of offshore oil and gas drilling in US history and puts our ocean resources, wildlife, and coastal communities at risk of large spills.

Earth Island Executive Director David Phillips issued the following statement in response to the announcement:

“President Trump is beginning an all-out assault on marine ecosystems and all the whales, fish, and other wildlife that depend on them. It’s all part of his willingness to trash the environment and let the fossil fuel industry do whatever they want. To all those who have fought for decades to protect the precious environment of our outer continental shelf, it is time to stand up and stop this dangerous plan.”

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Earth Island Updates

How to Avoid a Great White Shark Attack

Bruno Manser Fund calls for investigation of CMS takeover by the Taib family

Vermont Enacts H.636, Banning Coyote Killing Contests in the State

Coyote Carnage: The Gruesome Truth about Wildlife Killing Contests

ACTION ALERT: Tell Sierra Nevada Conservancy – #ProtectRimFire Forests and Wildlife from Logging

The Difference Between Euthanasia and Torture, Morally and Legally

Bruno Manser Fund willing to cooperate with new Malaysian government on Taib corruption

UPDATE: Urge Governor Scott to Sign H.636 into Law to Ban Coyote Killing Contests!

Farming with Wildlife ~ An Interview with Randy & Pam Comeleo

Honoring Matthew Ding Ajang

Photo Exhibition: Sharing and Protecting the Pacific’s Wild Places

ACTION NEEDED: Sierra Nevada Conservancy Biomass Logging Threatens Rim Fire Burn Area Recovery!

National Conference on Indigenous Land Rights

"Cascading biases against poorer countries" (A response to du Pont et. al. in Nature Climate Change)

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