2005 Media Releases

December

Delayed Stadium Vote is a Welcome Sign of Fiscal Sanity - December 20, 2005

Friends of the Earth Opposes Alito Nomination - December 20, 2005

Appalling Hong Kong Trade Deal Threatens People and Environment - December 18, 2005

November

Conservation Groups File Lawsuit to Protect National Parks From Harmful Off-Road Vehicle Use - November 29, 2005

Goldman Sachs Leads Investment Banks on Environmental Commitments - November 22, 2005

Reflections on Hurricane Katrina from a Native of New Orleans - November 14, 2005

Court Orders Companies to Stop Gas Flaring in Nigeria - November 14, 2005

Statement in response to the firing of Amtrak President and CEO David Gunn - November 9, 2005

Big oil benefiting from $14 billion in taxpayer handouts—despite making record profits - November 9, 2005

Senate Passes Significant Amtrak Reform and Funding Package - November 3, 2005

Power Failure? How the World Bank is Failing to Adequately Finance Renewable Energy for Development - November 1, 2005

October

President’s Budget Eliminates Transportation Choice for Americans - October 28, 2005

Ad Attacks Toyota's Environmental Policies - October 24, 2005

House narrowly approves special interest energy bill - October 7, 2005

Friends of the Earth Urges Careful Scrutiny of Harriet Miers - October 3, 2005

September

Friends of the Earth Tours US to Support Amtrak - September 26, 2005

Outlandish Pombo bill puts parks, coastlines on the market - September 23, 2005

Statement of Brent Blackwelder on Hurricane - September 15, 2005

New $100,000 Pollution Grant Will Help Clear Bay Area Skies of Cruise Ship Smokestack Exhaust - September 15, 2005

New African Gas Pipeline Worries Civil Society - September 9, 2005

Insurers Poor in Assessing and Disclosing Risks of Climate Change - September 9, 2005

Statement of Brent Blackwelder on Hurricane Katrina - September 7, 2005

August

Hoffman Rewrite of National Park Policies Threatens America’s Heritage - August 26, 2005

In Landmark Decision Against Bush Administration, Federal Court Recognizes Harm Caused by Global Warming - August 24, 2005

Statement on the Transportation Bill of Erich Pica, Domestic Campaigns Director at Friends of the Earth - August 11, 2005

July

Highway Robbery: Congress Takes the Money and Runs on Transportation Bill - July 29, 2005

Congress for sale: GOP buys enough votes to pass anti-environmental trade deal - July 28, 2005

Congressional Energy Plan Takes our Nation Backward - July 26, 2005

Ad Attacks Volvo’s Environmental Performance - July 25, 2005

Shipping Industry Responds to Calls to Cut Air Pollution as Environmental Meetings Conclude - July 22, 2005

NGOs Warn of “Environmental Money Laundering- July 21, 2005

Amtrak Gains Momentum in the Senate - July 19, 2005

Lax Norms Foster Shipping Pollution - July 18, 2005

Environmental and Public Interest Groups "Exxpose" Exxon - July 12, 2005

June

Bill to Ban Ship Dumping and Trash Burning Closer to Becoming Law - June 30, 2005

Amtrak Funding Restored from $550 Million to $1.2 Billion - June 29, 2005

House Votes Overwhelmingly Against Financing Nuclear Energy in China - June 29, 2005

Environmental Group Takes Reps. Pombo and Bass to Task for Siding with Tom DeLay on MTBE Pollution - June 28, 2005

Communities Sue Chevron, Exxon to stop Nigerian Gas Flaring - June 20, 2005

Nearly 300 Groups Reject Nuclear Energy as a Global Warming Solution - June 16, 2005

Opponents of Action on Climate Change Undermine G8 - June 16, 2005

Finance Committee Vote Signals Rough Sailing for Anti-Environmental CAFTA - June 14, 2005

Stop the Nuclear Power Hustle, Oppose the Senate Energy Bill - June 13, 2005

Conservation Groups Win Lawsuit Against U.S. Forest Service - June 8, 2005

New report sees both progress and serious challenges at 2nd Anniversary of Equator Principles - June 6, 2005

Illegal Genetically Engineered Corn Found in Shipments to U.S. Largest Grain Importer - June 2, 2005

May

2005 Boating Season Begins with the End of Two-strokes in Sight - May 27, 2005

One year and counting: Bush administration still no closer to passing anti-environmental Central American trade deal - May 26, 2005

Bluewater Network Announces Ten Best Places to Avoid Jetskis - May 25, 2005

Recall Urged for Illegal Biotech Corn - May 11, 2005

More than 100 Cosmetic and Body Care Companies Pledge to Make Safer Products - May 5, 2005

Leading Environmentalists Applaud Representatives for Taking a Stand on CAFTA - May 4, 2005

April

Bush Energy Plan No Solution - April 27, 2005

Energy Policy Act Showers Billions on Polluting Industries - April 20, 2005

Earth Day Message from Friends of the Earth President Brent Blackwelder - April 22, 2005

Federal Judge Upholds District Law on Toxic Tank Cars - April 18, 2005

Environmental Groups Sue 14 Federal Agencies for Failure to Implement Energy Policy Act - April 14, 2005

Cruise Ship Bill to Ban Dumping Along Coast - April 13, 2005

Bluewater Network Merges with Friends of the Earth - April 12, 2005

FDA Finds Chemicals Linked to Birth Defects in Two-Thirds of Cosmetics Products - April 6, 2005

March

Environmentalists Endorse Green Shareholder Resolutions - March 31, 2005

Wolfowitz Alarming as World Bank President - March 31, 2005

Environmental Group Calls on Government to Release Information on Unapproved Genetically Engineered Corn - March 25, 2005

Fed's Plan to Shortchange Amtrak would Shortchange Michigan - March 23, 2005

Pharmaceutical Rice in Missouri Threatens Food Supply - March 17, 2005

Wolfowitz: Terrible Choice for World Bank President - March 16, 2005

FOIA Request Reveals Prepackaged New Releases from Interior - March 16, 2005

Statement of Friends of the Earth on the Consideration of the Senate of Lynn Scarlett’s Nomination to be Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior - March 15, 2005

Transportation Bill Bulldozes Clean Air and Environmental Protections - March 10, 2005

Federal Cuts to Amtrak will Shut Down the Rails in Missouri - March 10, 2005

February

Fed’s Plan to Shortchange Amtrak Would Shortchange North Carolina - February 23, 2005

Bush Budget Punishes the Environment with Deep Cuts - February 7, 2005

Bush Budget Eliminates Transportation Choice for Americans - February 7, 2005

Statement of Friends of the Earth on the Extension of the Comment Period for the ICC by the MD State Highway Administration - February 4, 2005

Statement of Friends of the Earth on the State of the Union - February 2, 2005