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GMOs Increase World Hunger: Andrew Kimbrell to Address Friedman Felllows Symposium

Sat. April 22, 6:30-9:30 pm, Hilton Chicago International Ballroom, 720 S Michigan Ave.

Internationally recognized public interest attorney Andrew Kimbrell, founder and executive Director of the Center for Food Safety and an outspoken advocate of sustainable, organic farming, will deliver the plenary address, “A NEW FOOD FUTURE: Organic, GMOs and Beyond” at the Friedman Fellows Symposium at the American Society of Nutrition's Experimental Biology Scientific Sessions in Chicago on Saturday, April 22.

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Secretary Zinke accepts President Trump’s first-quarter presidential salary as donation for National Park Service

$78,333 to be put towards maintenance of historic battlefields

President Donald J. Trump donated his first quarter salary to the National Parks Service (NPS) to help fund the maintenance backlog in America’s historic battlefields. The donation, totaling $78,333, was accepted by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Superintendent Tyrone Brandyburg at the daily White House Press briefing.

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Trump Rollback of Climate Policies Is a Historic Move Toward Catastrophe

President Donald Trump issued an executive order curtailing numerous climate initiatives put in place by the Obama administration and instead expanding the use of fossil fuels.

Americans waste $875 billion each year on fossil fuels even though the sun and wind can provide our energy for free. Burning fossil fuels also kills tens of thousands of Americans and causes millions more illnesses each year. If Trump truly wanted to “make America great again,” he would embark on a rapid transition to 100 percent renewable energy. That effort would be strikingly inexpensive and would pay for itself many times over in short order, saving American families almost $1 trillion in energy costs and $600 billion in health costs each year. Instead, Trump is trying to lock American families into forking over more cash to his fossil-fuel cronies.

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Defending The Atlantic’s Only Marine National Park From Commercial Fishing

Earthjustice, representing the Center for Biological Diversity and Naturalist Zack Klyver, files motion to defend the designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

Earthjustice — representing the Center for Biological Diversity and Zack Klyver, Head Naturalist for the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company — along with the Natural Resources Defense Council and Conservation Law Foundation filed a Motion to Intervene in a case brought by the Pacific Legal Foundation. On March 7, 2017, the Foundation brought the case on behalf of several commercial fishing organizations to challenge President Obama's designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument under the Antiquities Act in September 2016. 

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