Erich Pica

Erich Pica is President of Friends of the Earth.

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Thursday, December 26, 2013
Transatlantic Trade Agreement Threatens Environment and Health in US and Europe
Negotiations between the United States and European Union for a free trade agreement, which resumed this week in Washington, represent one of the biggest threats we have seen in our lifetimes to an environmentally sustainable and socially just world.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
People or Polluters: Ending Oil Subsidies
The number on every driver's mind right now is $4. Gas prices are hovering around $4, and are well above that in some areas. However, there are some other, much bigger numbers that also merit attention: $10.7 billion. $7.2 billion. $6.3 billion. $6.2 billion. $3 billion.
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Sunday, April 03, 2011
Don't Jump to Conclusions About Nuclear Reactors: Look at the Facts and Say No
The terrible pictures and continuing news coverage coming from Japan since the devastating earthquake and tsunami almost three weeks ago have reminded many Americans about the dangers of nuclear reactors.
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Thursday, August 12, 2010
Climate Ostriches: Why Russia's and Pakistan's Extreme Weather Is About To Become the Norm
Record-setting temperatures in Russia, floods in Pakistan: it's tempting to categorize these as simply fluke weather events. And many media outlets are doing just that. But to do so is a disservice to the public. Acting like ostriches won't help us solve the problem. The media should be helping to connect the dots: what seems extreme now will be tomorrow's norm if we continue to ignore that these events are harbingers of climate change, and they're patterns with real human consequences.
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