VICTORY: Army Corps Denies Permit for DAPL Construction at Standing Rock. What Happens Now?

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The Standing Rock water protectors and allies, including Green America, are celebrating a major victory: The Army Corps of Engineers has denied approval for the final permit that would have allowed the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to cross under North Dakota’s Lake Oahe, into the traditional territory of the Standing Rock Sioux. Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil […]

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Big Progress on Fracking 2016

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Thanks to the support of millions of Americans, Green America and dozens of allies made big progress on fracking and methane emissions this year.  Fracking has grown rapidly across the US in recent years, and as the US has ramped up oil and natural gas drilling nationally, we’ve seen a huge rise in methane leaks. In fact, methane emissions increased […]

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Protest on the National Mall to Tell Smithsonian to use Recycled Paper

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Green America Calls On Magazine to Spare Tens of Thousands of Trees a Year by Switching to Recycled Paper; Seed-Paper Fliers to Be Distributed During Mall Action. WASHINGTON, DC – October 25, 2016 – Green America rallied today on the National Mall to raise awareness of its “Practice What You Print” campaign. The organization is calling on Smithsonian to move […]

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Partners in crime: Big Tobacco & Oil

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At first glance, it may be difficult to see what the tobacco and oil industries have in common, but upon scrutiny, a disconcerting picture of two public disinformation campaigns begins to form. Not only do these campaigns appear to parallel each other, but new information reveals a behind-the-scenes collaboration to cover up data linking these two powerful industries to a […]

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A Time for Reflection and Action

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The violence in our country last week has shocked us all.  Two African American men were killed by police officers, bringing the total of African American men in the US killed by the police since January 2015 to 175 (24 of those men were unarmed).  Women of color are at disproportionate risk of police violence as well. Then, the shooting […]

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Genetically Engineered Trees: A New Frontier or Climate Catastrophe?

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By: Kat Battaglia, Coordinator, Green America’s Better Paper Project Most consumers in the United States are now aware of genetically engineered foods, but far fewer realize that, beginning formally in 1988, biotech scientists have been working on the next frontier of genetic engineering: trees. While the biotech industry claims GE trees could be a natural solution to deforestation, it’s far […]

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