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COP15 Free-Fall

This morning two NGO’s, Friends of the Earth and Avaaz, had their access to the Bella Center completely shut off, sparing a protests and a sit-in at the entrance. Hundreds of demonstrators from outside marched toward the Bella calling for the UN conference to be a “people’s assembly” and demanding “climate justice” through an aggressive and equatable deal to be…

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Environmental Organizations Call For End To Ethanol Subsidies

Energy security is on everyone’s mind but there’s increasing skepticism that ethanol contributes positively toward that goal. Various environmental organizations are voicing strong objections against the generous subsidies the sector is receiving. The corn-based ethanol industry received $3 billion in tax credits in 2007, more than four times the $690 million in credits available to companies trying to expand all…

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