Greenpeace

Independent campaigning organization that uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Trump Exploits COVID-19 Crisis to Roll Back Auto Pollution Rules
Today the Trump administration unveiled the Safer Affordable Fuel Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule , the final step in its multi-year effort to gut Obama-era fuel efficiency standards designed to combat climate change. The move marks the latest in nearly 100 attempts to weaken or roll back climate...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Senate’s $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill Still Leaves Loophole for Fossil Fuel Executives
Today, the Senate will release the latest update to its $2 trillion stimulus package in response to the COVID-19 crisis and the resulting economic fallout. Senate lawmakers are expected to vote on the bill today, and it could land in the House of Representatives tomorrow. The bill includes...
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Pelosi’s House Proposal Rejects Senate Bailout But Leaves Room for Improvement
Yesterday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act, a “family-focused” response to Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans' pro-corporate package. The bill seeks to expand funding for unemployment insurance, provide student loan relief, extend food...
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Friday, March 20, 2020
Senate Republicans’ Rushed Stimulus Proposal Has a $150 Billion Loophole for Oil and Gas Companies
Today, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he intends to push a new, trillion-dollar stimulus package to the Senate floor by Monday. The package includes designated assistance for the airline industry and small business owners, as well as $150 billion in loans and loan guarantees for “other...
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Friday, March 13, 2020
Trump Takes First Step Toward Ill-fated Oil Industry Bailout in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
Today, Donald Trump announced he would direct the Department of Energy (DOE) to purchase millions of barrels of oil for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). This effectively means the DOE will take roughly 80 million barrels of oil off the market. At current prices, the total cost could exceed $2...
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Friday, March 13, 2020
Briefing: Biden Versus Sanders on the Common Sense Climate Policies Voters Want
The first head-to-head Democratic primary debate between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders will take place this Sunday in Washington, DC, and the climate crisis continues to rank as a priority issue for voters [1]. Specifically, policies to rein in the fossil fuel industry and deliver a Green New Deal...
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Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Grand Jury Refuses Felonies for Greenpeace Activists and Others Charged in Houston Oil Industry Protest
Today, a grand jury refused to issue felony indictments against the Greenpeace USA activists and others charged following the peaceful protest on September 12, 2019 at the Houston Ship Channel [1]. Thirty-one people had been charged with a felony by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office...
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Trump’s Proposed NEPA Rollbacks Are Environmental Racism in Action
Today, the Department of the Interior will hold the second of two public hearings on Donald Trump’s proposed rollbacks to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). If implemented, these sweeping changes would mean federal agencies don’t have to consider the climate impacts of new infrastructure...
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Greenpeace Responds to Introduction of Groundbreaking Break Free From Plastic Legislation
Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) introduced groundbreaking legislation today to tackle the plastic pollution crisis . The bill reduces unnecessary plastic, shifts the cost burden for waste management to corporations that produce plastic, and places a temporary...
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Monday, February 10, 2020
Greenpeace Statement on Arrests of Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders and Solidarity Protesters
In response to the dozens of arrests of Indigenous Land Defenders and solidarity protesters made by the RCMP and other law enforcement organizations today and last week, Greenpeace Canada Executive Director Christy Ferguson said: “Over the past five days, we’ve seen people from all walks of life...
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