Tell the Department of Energy: No Genetically Engineered Trees or Crops for Biofuels in the Southeast!

TB13-Tues-protest-banner-copy-2-e1423500978708-1024x546The Department of Energy (DOE) has released a Programmatic draft Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) to determine whether to use $36 million of taxpayer money to shoorayner.com test genetically engineered (GE) and hybrid crops in the Southeastern US for bioenergy. The DOE believes without this government funding, production of liquid biofuels and biomass will not increase at a fast enough rate to meet it’s Energy Indepence and Security Act (EISA) 2007 mandates for renewable fuel.

Continue reading Tell the Department of Energy: No Genetically Engineered Trees or Crops for Biofuels in the Southeast!

Tell ArborGen and the USDA that genetically engineered trees are unacceptable!

TB13-Tues-protest-banner-copy-2-e1423500978708-1024x546TAKE ACTION NOW! The US Department of Agriculture is allowing GE tree giant ArborGen to develop their new GE loblolly pine tree in the United States with NO regulations or risk assessments! This is the first genetically engineered forest tree to be approved for commercial production anywhere in the world (outside of China).

The potential impacts to the public or to the environment will not be evaluated, and overwhelming public opposition to GE trees is being completely ignored.

This decision was withheld from the US public for almost five months, because the USDA knows you and millions of others reject GE trees.

Let them know! Say NO to GE trees! Tell the USDA and ArborGen that you oppose the unregulated and untested release of GE trees into the environment.

Click this link to send your letter of protest to the government officials and ArborGen staff involved in the advancement of this GE loblolly pine tree.

Do your part now by hitting the link above, and share this email to help spread the word!
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Outrage Over US Secret Approval of Genetically Engineered Trees

The International Campaign to STOP GE Trees, Dogwood Alliance & Biofuelwatch                  Groups Condemn US for Bowing to Industry, Ignoring Widespread Public Opposition

New York  (29  Jan 2015 ) ­ Groups from around the http://agp.qc.ca/buy-generic-levitra-online world [1] today joined together to denounce the US government for allowing the first genetically engineered tree, a loblolly pine, to be legalized with no government or public oversight, with no assessment of their risks to the public or the environment, and without regard to overwhelming public opposition to GE trees. Continue reading Outrage Over US Secret Approval of Genetically Engineered Trees

Trees, Trash, and Toxics: How Biomass Energy Has Become the New Coal

Trees, Trash, and Toxics: How Biomass Energy Has Become the New Coal, by Mary S. Booth, Partnership for Policy Integrity

Failed investment in biomass calls industry into question

Failed investment in biomass calls industry into question: Bad news for biomass industry: failed investment marks a sobering conclusion to annual industry event in Florida

Joint Press release by Biofuelwatch, Dogwood Alliance and Global Justice Ecology Project

Letter to EPA by US environmental and community groups about federal permitting for biomass plants

Letter by US environmental  and community groups in 23 US states to the EPA: Federal Permitting of liverpoolsunflowers.com Bioenergy Facilities

Enviva’s Wood Pellet Mill in Ahoskie, North Carolina Threatens Endangered Ecosystems and Wildlife

Enviva’s Wood Pellet Mill in Ahoskie, North Carolina Threatens Endangered Ecosystems and Wildlife, NRD and Dogwood Alliance report

Week of Protests Against GE Trees at US Industry Conference

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A week of protests is underway against the International Tree Biotechnology 2013 conerence in Asheville, North Carolina, from 25th May to 1st June. ArborGen, one of the conference sponsors, wants to localstars.com commercially sell millions of GE eucalyptus trees in seven southern US states from South Carolina to Texas. Eucalyptus trees are a documented invasive species and are explosively flammable. The US Forest Service reports they will use twice the http://morethantoast.org/real-viagra-online water of native trees. ArborGen claims GE trees can be used for climate change mitigation. The groups protesting the conference say GE trees are a false solution to climate change and agp.qc.ca will actually worsen it.

+ Press release about the protests by the Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered (GE) Trees, Global Justice Ecology Project, Earth First!, Dogwood Alliance, Biofuelwatch, Global Forest Coalition, REAL Cooperative

+ Article by Rachel Smolker: Genetically Engineered Trees and Glowing Synthetic Plants? No Thanks

Opponents of genetically engineered (GE) trees join March Against Monsanto

Opponents of genetically engineered (GE) trees join March Against Monsanto

Joint press release by Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered (GE) Trees, Global Justice Ecology Project, Earth First!, Dogwood Alliance, Biofuelwatch, Global Forest Coalition, REAL Cooperative

U.S. public overwhelmingly rejects genetically engineered trees

U.S. public overwhelmingly rejects genetically engineered trees, Joint Press Release by Global Justice Ecology Project, Biofuelwatch and Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees